IASME was founded on the principle that basic cyber security is an essential requirement for all organisations and their supply chains. We believe this requirement should not be a barrier to the smallest of organisation and the innovation they bring.
IASME celebrates diversity and our team is one of the most diverse within the sector. The company is headed by a female CEO, 60% owned by women and 40% of our management team are women.
Over 50% of IASME employees identify as neuro-diverse and IASME work closely with the UK Cyber Security Forum to train unemployed neuro-diverse adults and support them into work.
IASME believes in inclusivity and representation across every level of the company. Our diverse work team allows us to innovate and deliver in a comprehensive and relevant way.
IASME was incorporated in 2012 to commercialise the IASME Governance Standard which was created through a UK Government funded project to develop an alternative to ISO27001 for small companies.
In 2013 the UK Government ran a ‘call for evidence’ to find the best governance standard for all companies. The IASME Governance standard was found to be the best standard for small organisations and IASME was consequently invited to join a small group to create what became Cyber Essentials.
Following the launch of the Cyber Essentials scheme, IASME was one of the 5 Accreditation Bodies that offered the assessment, but in April 2020, after a commercial tender process, IASME became the UK Government’s sole Cyber Essentials Partner.
In 2021, IASME was acquired by the Phenna Group. This large and dynamic group provides the resilience, support and global outlook for IASME to continue to grow.
Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Phenna Group’s aim is to invest and partner with selected niche, independent testing, inspection, certification and compliance ( TICC) companies that serve a variety of sectors, ensuring customers’ peace of mind by delivering first class assurance services.