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IASME Governance Standard at a Glance

The IASME Governance Standard is a step up in security from Cyber Essentials.
The IASME Governance Standard has been tailored specifically for small companies. It is a realistic and affordable way for SMEs to demonstrate that they are following best practice, and have taken into account the requirements of General Data protection regulation (GDPR).

Building on the technical controls of Cyber Essentials, IASME requires that a basic information security management system is in place. This involves you considering the cyber risks you face and being able to implement a implement appropriate security measures

Management regime with controls in

1 Identify

Identification of what is important to the organisation and what needs to be secured.

2 Protect

Protection to make it as secure as possible within the risk profile of organisation.

3 Detect

Detection of defects and vulnerabilities in business processes, accidental or deliberate security incidents and avoiding of attacks.

4 Respond and Recover

Response and recovery from incidents in line with the level of resilience needed by the business.


Levels of Certification

IASME Self-assessment

The organisation answers questions about how security is managed within their organisation. To pass certification most questions need to be answered positively. A board member asserts that the questions have been answered honestly.

The questions are marked by an accredited assessor who is a security professional and has been through training and licensed with IASME.

See FAQ for common Questions about Self-Assessments.

IASME Governance Audited

Having passed the basic self-assessment, organisations can opt to upgrade their certifications to IAME Governance Audited
Security measures are verified by an independent auditor, providing further proof you are following the requirements of your chosen standard.

Organisations are expected to complete audited certification with 3 months of having passed the self-assessment level.
See FAQ for common Questions about Cyber Essentials Plus


A copy of the questions

IASME governance and Cyber Essentials v10.9 WS

Cyber Essentials

For more information Cyber Essentials certification click here
For a comparison of the Cyber Essentials is the IASME Governance Standard available


For a full definition of the IASME Governance standard click here

Let Whitgift Security help you through the process – to see how we can help click here

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