The IASME Governance certification provides a more thorough level of data protection than Cyber Essentials by focusing on the complete management of information throughout its complete lifecycle.
It also covers the requirements for becoming fully compliant with the GDPR – currently the only certification to do so.
Recognising that the smaller, more agile businesses are significantly different from larger, more structured organisations; considerable research was carried out prior to unveiling this standard. The Technology Board responsible for this identified that SMEs are extremely sensitive to cost, work well with simpler processes and prefer an informal culture and designed the standard based on this.
IASME recognises that cyber crime is continually evolving. It maintains a continuous annual assessment with re-certification every 3 years. This is a risk-based standard that includes a greater number of elements covered in 13 categories:
An Assign-IT assessor will schedule a meeting with you to investigate your level of compliance with the standard.
After the meeting our assessor will produce a detailed report showing all the areas of non-compliance which must be addressed to achieve certification
The gap report will include recommendations on how to achieve compliance and will highlight any findings that pose an imminent risk.
Once the remediation work is complete we will mark your answers, confident in the knowledge they are sufficient for you to pass