Show your commitment to Cyber Security with an IASME assessment. Contact Omni Cyber Security for more information.
IASME is the name given to the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium. IASME is one of five government-appointed accrediting bodies for the Cyber Essentials standard. IASME Governance is a standard that small businesses can achieve to show that they have the necessary cybersecurity in place to protect their customer’s data.
Achieving this governance is an indication to your customers, suppliers, insurers, and stakeholders that your organisation has implemented adequate security practices and standards.
IASME, at a realistic cost, allows SMEs in a supply chain to demonstrate their level of cyber security and that they are able to properly protect their own and their customers’ information. Achieving IASME certification can also form a strong foundation for companies wishing to undergo certification to ISO27001 as part of a longer term security strategy.
OmniCyber Security have been appointed as an independent auditor by the IASME Consortium for the IASME standard for those companies that wish to demonstrate a higher level of commitment to cyber security, rather than following the self-assessment route. IASME is a realistic and affordable way for SMEs to prove that they are following best security practice.
The IASME Governance Standard has been designed for small companies. The standard has been recognised by the UK government as the top cybersecurity standard, through consultation with industry groups and trade associations.
The assessment is risk-based and set against international best practices. These practices cover a wide scope of security areas such as staff awareness, data backup, incident management, business continuity, and physical security.
Meet GDPR regulations
IASME governance includes GDPR requirements, along with the Cyber Essentials Scheme. It is seen a great way for firms to show customers that they meet the regulations set out in GDPR.
A crucial part of GDPR requires companies to use the appropriate technical or organisational measures to appropriately secure personal data.
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IASME is the most cost-effective way to raise security defences, to meet with government standards. For small companies, IASME accreditation is seen as the best route to achieve satisfactory cybersecurity defences.
OmniCyber Security is an IASME consortium-appointed independent auditor and an accredited Cyber Essentials certification body. OmniCyber Security has the skilled knowledge to help you meet the standards set out in IASME and the Cyber Essentials Scheme. We also offer consultation services to businesses that wish to implement ISO27001.
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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.
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.