IASME certification indicates that your business, company, or organisation has gained the highest level of security certification, setting your company above its competition. It further indicates that your business’s security has been audited by an independent third-party and hence offers security assurances to your suppliers and customers.
There are two steps that need to be completed to attain IASME Governance. The first step is the IASME Governance self-assessment and this includes the Cyber Essentials certification. The second step involves a security assessment that will be carried out by OmniCyber Security, an IASME Certification Body. Upon completion of the security assessment, OmniCyber Security will issue to you a report and a recommendation of either a pass or a fail. IASME will then confirm the assessment and issue you with a certificate and authorisation to display the IASME Governance branding and logo on your website or marketing materials.
Automated security testing of your computer systems is known as a vulnerability scan. This technique uses automated tools to search for vulnerabilities that are already known.
Pen testing is preferred over a vulnerability scan because it combines human and machine-driven attack methods.
The self assessment step in attaining IASME Governance costs £400 plus VAT and this cost includes GDPR readiness and Cyber Essentials, which must be submitted at the same time. (OSCP).
You can apply for an individual quote from OmniCyber Security. The cost will depend upon the size and complexity of your organisation.
If you have simple questions then you can post these in the Cyber Essentials Advice Group on LinkedIn. If you have complex questions or need indepth help, then you can contact Certification Bodies such as OmniCyber Security.
The UK government recommends that you renew your certification on an annual basis. Companies that don’t renew their certification are removed from the certified organisations list.