IASME Certification and GDPR Readiness

The IASME Governance & GDPR standard is based on the current international standard (ISO 27001) for information security management in business. IASME certification, therefore, helps you increase trust among consumers and fellow businesses.

At Defensity, we are an IASME Governance Auditor. This means that we can help you implement the IASME Governance & GDPR standard across your UK business.

IASME Certification Basics

As a UK small business, you might already be familiar with the UK government-sponsored Cyber Essentials Scheme.

The goal of the Cyber Essentials Scheme is to help UK businesses put measures in place to counter common cyber security threats. However, the Cyber Essentials Scheme does not define a set of best practices for managing sensitive consumer data.

By comparison, ISO 27001 outlines an international standard for the development, implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement, of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

In the UK, the IASME Governance standard provides an alternative to ISO 27001 that includes Cyber Essentials and helps businesses fulfill new EU and UK GDPR requirements.

IASME Governance & GDPR Business Benefits

IASME certification equips UK businesses with several benefits. First and foremost, IASME Governance & GDPR certification is available for just £400. By comparison, the total cost for full ISO 27001 certification stands at $48,000.

Of course, ISAME certification is only a stepping stone on the path to full ISO 27001 accreditation. However, certification does help build trust between industry partners and consumers.

  • IASME certification demonstrates that your business is taking actionable steps to protect sensitive consumer data.
  • Certification assures company stakeholders that your businesses has a lower risk of suffering disruption as a result of data breaches.
  • Some UK businesses and suppliers will only work with companies that have IASME certification.

IASME Governance and Defensity

Defensity in the UK is an official IASME Governance Auditor. This means that we regularly audit businesses that are attempting to achieve IASME certification. Because of this, we can help businesses just like yours also achieve certification.

To help you implement the IASME Governance & GDPR standard, we equip you with the skills necessary to carry out relevant risk assessments and put in place secure data management controls.

Defensity IASME standard preparedness training covers:

  • Business risk assessment and data management training.
  • Training that targets the management of people in your workforce who handle sensitive data.
  • Change management.
  • Monitoring of data management processes and IT security.
  • Backing up of sensitive data.
  • Incident response best practices that ensure the continuity of your business when data breaches manifest.

The current IASME Governance & GDPR standard also includes Cyber Essentials business IT security training. As a result, we can help you implement robust data security processes, that also help your businesses improve your overall cyber security.

Auditing Your UK Business

After guiding you through how to implement effective cyber security and data management processes, Defensity can officially audit your business. This will result in official IASME recognition and certification of your organization. 

Are you ready to build better trust among consumers and industry partners? If so, reach out to Defensity now to discuss your IASME certification options in more detail.

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