Maritime Cyber Baseline

Reassure your passengers and partners that your vessel has best practice cyber security controls and processes in place

Demonstrate your commitment to security as you take steps to align with the IMO Maritime Cyber Risk Management guidelines

Display your Maritime Cyber Baseline digital certificate on your vessel and business communications

IASME Maritime Cyber Baseline

“The Royal Institution of Naval Architects are delighted to be supporting IASME’s maritime cyber security scheme… We encourage all those involved in the sector to look at IASME Maritime Cyber Baseline as a practical way to reduce the disruptive impact of cyber attacks.”

Chris Boyd, Chief Executive of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

What Is Maritime Cyber Baseline?

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme provides an affordable and practical way for vessel owners, operators, managers, and builders to improve the cyber security systems onboard their vessels and helps reduce the possibility of a cyber attack occurring.

Maritime Cyber Baseline covers all vessel classifications and supports a path towards compliance within the IMO Maritime Cyber Risk Management guidelines.

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme is supported by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

Compliance

Demonstrating compliance with best practise security can help vessel owners and operators avoid penalties, delays and fines.

Risk Mitigation

Risk Mitigation

Reassure your supply chain partners, passengers, and flag and port authorities that a vessel has the suitable cyber security controls and processes in place to reduce the risk of a cyber attack occurring.

Financial Savings

Financial Savings

Identifying vulnerabilities and implementing appropriate security measures can help vessel owners and operators avoid costly downtime, as well as potential liability and legal costs.

Competitive Advantage

Reputation

In a crowded and competitive market, achieving Maritime Cyber Baseline can help a vessel stand out from its competitors.

Step 1. Which certification level do I need?

Verified Self-Assessment or Audited?

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme has been developed with maritime experts, Infosec Partners, and is designed with two stages of assurance.

  • Certification Level
  • Confirm your Choice

Level One Verified Self-Assessment

The verified self-assessment requires the applicant to answer a series of questions about the vessel using the IASME secure online portal.

A supervisor at board level is required to sign a declaration attesting that the answers to the questions are accurate. The verified self-assessment is then forwarded to an IASME Maritime Cyber Assessor to review.

If the organisation reaches the required pass mark they are issued with a Level One Maritime Cyber Baseline certificate. If an organisation fails this first assessment, they will receive guidance from the Assessor on how to improve the security of the vessel and help the organisation try to achieve certification by allowing a further retest.

If you require any further assistance, you can get advice from a specialist maritime cyber security expert who is able to help you make the required changes to systems and processes to ensure they meet compliance. Search for a Maritime cyber security professional here.

Benefits include:

  • Implement the most important controls that will help reduce the risk of a cyber attack occurring onboard your vessel
  • Start your journey towards compliance with the cyber requirements set by the IMO, Port Authorities and Classification Authorities

Level Two Audit

The audited stage involves an Assessor operating on behalf of one of IASME’s Certification Bodies.

The first stage of the audit is the verified self-assessment, once this is completed and a pass mark achieved the Assessor will use evidence from the verified assessment to assist in the audit of the vessel.

The audit follows a strict schedule to ensure that all vessels are certified to the same criteria and the Assessor will make a recommendation to IASME on whether the vessel should pass or fail the certification. IASME’s Moderators will review the audit and either agree with the recommendation or request more information to make their decision. If the vessel passes, it is awarded Maritime Cyber Baseline Level Two certification which lasts for three years.

To maintain certification, the vessel owner/operator must complete and pass an annual verified self-assessment on the first and second anniversary of the audit to demonstrate their continued compliance.

Benefits include:

  • Gain a competitive advantage by demonstrating commitment to best practise cyber security
  • Independently verify that the security controls that you have implemented provide the intended level of security

Price. TBC..

Step 2. Please confirm your choices

  • Certification Level
  • Confirm your Choice
IASME MCB LVL One

Maritime Cyber Baseline - Level One

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme provides an affordable and practical way for shipping operators and vessel owners to improve their cyber security to reduce the likelihood of a cyber attack disrupting their day-to-day operations.

Level One consists of a verified assessment reviewed by an independent Assessor.

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When your payment is received, we will send you login details to access the on-line assessment platform to begin your certification. You have 6 months to complete your assessment before your account is archived. Unfortunately we cannot issue a refund so please do not apply until you are ready for the assessment.

If you get stuck or have any questions, please give us a call on 03300 882 752 or email us on [email protected]

Price: TBC

Step 2. Please confirm your choices

  • Certification Level
  • Confirm your Choice
IASME MCB LVL One

Maritime Cyber Baseline - Level One and Level Two

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme provides an affordable and practical way for shipping operators and vessel owners to improve their cyber security to reduce the likelihood of a cyber attack disrupting their day-to-day operations.

Level Two involves an audit of your processes, procedures and controls specified in the Maritime Cyber Baseline requirements. The audit is independent and conducted by an IASME Assessor.

You will need to have completed the Maritime Cyber Baseline Level One certification before you can proceed to the Level Two audit.

IASME MCB LVL Two
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When your payment is received, we will send you login details to access the on-line assessment platform to begin your certification. You have 6 months to complete your assessment before your account is archived. Unfortunately we cannot issue a refund so please do not apply until you are ready for the assessment.

If you get stuck or have any questions, please give us a call on 03300 882 752 or email us on [email protected]

Price: TBC

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