IASME selects Rizikon for new maritime security certification

UK Government Cyber Essentials Partner, IASME, has selected Rizikon Assurance as the core platform to support a new maritime security certification.

Its new Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme provides a practical way for shipping operators and vessel owners to improve their cyber security to reduce the likelihood of a cyber attack disrupting day-to-day operations, and give confidence to supply chain partners, passengers, flag and port authorities.

Tom Ilube CBE, CEO at Crossword Cybersecurity, said: “We are delighted to be further strengthening our partnership with IASME in an area of cyber security that needs standardisation, and with this Maritime Cyber Baseline it is an excellent opportunity for operators to start driving up cyber maturity. We are looking forward to working with IASME once again off the back of our successful relationship to date.”

Dr Emma Philpott MBE, CEO of IASME, added: “It is great to have Crossword supporting us on this latest addition to our portfolio of security certifications. We are already using Crossword’s Rizikon platform successfully on our IoT and CFF certifications so are confident that the platform will be ideal for this new scheme covering such an important area in the maritime sector.”

The scheme is supported by RINA, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and enables a path to compliance with the IMO Maritime Cyber Risk Management guidelines, and is open to vessels of all sizes and classifications, including yachts, commercial, passenger ships and merchant vessels.

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