IASME Governance

An alternative to the International Standard (ISO 27001) specifically designed for smaller organisations

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IASME Governance

The IASME Governance standard (Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises) was developed through a Government funded project to create an alternative to the International Standard (ISO 27001) specifically designed for smaller organisations.

IASME Governance focuses on your Information Security Management System (ISMS). This is a pragmatic risk-based approach consisting of processes, technology, assets and people that is implemented to protect your organisation’s information and data.

It enables compliance with many UK Laws, targeting on protecting the 3 key aspects of your information known as the CIA Triad;

  • Confidentiality: Your information is protected from unauthorised access
  • Integrity: Your information is accurate and complete, and secured from corruption
  • Availability: Your information is accessible when needed, by authorised users

There are two levels of certification;

  • Self-Assessment; risk-based appraisal of your organisation against key aspects of security and includes Cyber Essentials
  • Audited; on site audit of your processes and procedures covered by the IASME Governance Standard

Organisation’s often avoid or delay the journey to attain valuable certifications for many reasons, here at Net Defence we can take your through the end to end process bring our IT and Governance expertise in to your business to ease the burden through;

  • Self-Assessment – Our Certified Assessors will guide you through the appraisal
  • Audit – Our Assessors will offer an advisory service and provide a GAP analysis to help you achieve accreditation
  • Implement – Our Assessors and IT professionals can assist you to implement solutions to close all gaps identified
  • Certify – Our Certified Assessors will conclude the process and award your certification

We’re here to help guide you through the world of information security in a digital era. Trust Net-Defence to help you protect your organisation.

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