What is IASME Cyber Assurance?

IASME Cyber Assurance is a comprehensive Cyber Security certification to verify the effectiveness of your security and governance measures. It goes beyond compliance, providing a higher level of confidence in an organisation’s approach to risk and mitigation.

Supporting Cyber Assurance for SMEs

IASME Cyber Assurance has been developed to create a flexible and affordable Cyber Security standard designed primarily for SMEs.  Previously known as IASME Governance, it involves a systematic evaluation of an organisation’s Cyber Security control, policies, and management.

It was developed through a government-funded project in close consultation with SMEs to provide a viable alternative to the International Standard (ISO277001). It focuses on Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), to provide a pragmatic assessment of your security and data privacy practices. It does so at an affordable price, ensuring that smaller organisations can attain the highest levels of security and protection.

This enables smaller organisations to compete with larger companies for contracts in sectors that demand high levels of security, such as government and military.

Equilibrium Security are one of the few IASME Assurance Certification bodies within the Midlands. We have been working alongside IASME conducting IASME Cyber Assurance assessments since 2016.

What is the difference between IASME Cyber Assurance Level 1 and Level 2?

Cyber Assurance Level 1 requires organisations to complete a question set about key aspects of their security such as incident responses, asset management, people management, physical controls and GDPR compliance. This needs to be completed successfully before an organisation can move on to Level 2.

In the past, to gain Level 2 IASME Governance Certification, organisations had to undergo an independent audit. This remains the case under the new scheme with IASME Cyber Assurance Level 2 being the same as IASME Governance audited certification. The audit is independent and will be conducted by an IASME Certification Body and Assessor.

Why work towards IASME Cyber Assurance?

Achieving IASME Cyber Assurance gives companies confidence that they have comprehensive and robust security in place to protect themselves and their customers from a growing number of Cyber Security threats. It reduces the risk of cyber and data breaches that can be costly to put right and could cause significant reputational damage.

A growing number of UK and international industry sectors now accept IASME Cyber Assurance Level 2 audited certification as an alternative to other international standards. These include the UK Ministry of Justice and the Government of Jersey. It eliminates some of the barriers to SMEs in a supply chain, giving them a trusted means by which to prove their compliance.

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Achieving Cyber Assurance Certification with Equilibrium Security

As an IASME assessor, Equilibrium Security can help you meet the requirements for IASME Cyber Assurance.

As your partners in Cyber Security, we help you stay ahead of any developing threats, whatever the size of your organisation, and the resources you have available.

To find out more about IASME Cyber Assurance and our comprehensive range of services contact your local UK Cyber Security Specialists today.