The ASSURE scheme, launched in January 2020, is the CAA’s third-party cyber security audit model. Aviation organisations such as UK airports, air carriers and air navigation service providers in scope of the CAA’s Cyber Security Oversight Process are required to complete an ASSURE Cyber Audit. The ASSURE Scheme provides the aviation industry with a mechanism to manage their cyber security risks without compromising aviation safety, security or resilience whilst ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.

The ASSURE Scheme is a scalable and responsive model which provides aviation organisations with a level of assurance in their choice of skilled ASSURE Cyber Suppliers and a structure for how audits should be conducted. It utilises commercial suppliers, many of whom are well known to the aviation sector, bringing current knowledge and a wealth of experience to deliver independent validation.