The IASME Governance standard was developed over several years during a government-funded project with the aim of creating a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO 27001.

IASME allows the smaller companies in a supply chain to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking positive steps to properly protect their customers' information.

IASME includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and is available as either a self-assessment or on-site audit. Since March 2017, it has also included an optional assessment against the GDPR requirements.

We can prepare your business for its IASME audit by conducting an overview of your current cyber security posture and determining the areas in which you need to improve in order to meet the specified requirements.

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The IASME Governance scheme offers a similar level of assurance to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard, but it is simpler and often cheaper for small and medium-sized organisations to implement.

IASME Governance


Basic IASME Governance is achieved via self-assessment. Businesses can download the self-assessment checklist for free from the IASME website. They must pay to gain access to an online portal where they can answer the questions on the checklist to achieve certification.

IASME includes all five Cyber Essentials technical topics plus some additional topics which mostly relate to people and processes, such as risk assessment and management, training and managing people, change management, monitoring, backup, incident response and business continuity.

This is cheaper than IASME Gold, though the latter is more highly-regarded.


IASME gold

Audited IASME Governance (sometimes known as IASME Gold) is an independent on-site audit of the level of information security provided by your business. It is ideally suited to small and medium-sized businesses.

Achieving IASME Gold certification proves that your organisation is achieving the highest level of cyber security, providing assurance to customers and suppliers that your security has been audited and approved by a skilled, independent third party.