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IASME, Information Assurance for SMEs

IASME is one of the Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. Together with our Certification Body companies, we can certify you to the Cyber Essentials scheme required for many government tenders.  





 IASME assesses and certifies organisations against two standards at both the self assessment and audited levels.

  • The IASME Standard
  • The Cyber Essentials Scheme

All the self assessment questions are available to download for free in advance. The formal self assessment against both standards costs just £300 + VAT. This includes automatic cyber liability insurance for any UK domiciled organisation with less than £20m annual turnover, terms apply.

There are some grants available which you may be eligible for - particularly if you are a small company in Worcestershire


IASME Standard

The IASME standard, based on international best practice, is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup. The IASME standard was recently recognised as the best cyber security standard for small companies by the UK Government when in consultation with trade associations and industry groups. The audited IASME certification is also seen as showing compliance to ISO27001 by an increasing number of companies, including HP. Not just for SMEs - an increasing number of large organisations are becoming certified to IASMEFind out more about this standard here.


Cyber Essentials Scheme 

IASME is one of just three companies appointed as Accreditation Bodies for assessing and certifying against the Government's Cyber Essentials Scheme. The Scheme focuses on the five most important technical security controls. These controls were identified by the government as those that, if they had been in place, would have stopped the majority of the successful cyber attacks over the last few years. Find out more here.


Certification against both IASME and the Cyber Essentials will indicate a good level of all-round information security. 


You can see a great short video made by e-Crime Wales about Cyber Essentials featuring Mark form one of our Certification Bodies Capital Network Solutions.




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