ABOUT IASME

IASME: here to help.

Based in the beautiful Malvern hills, IASME is a cyber security business dedicated to keeping everyone safer online both at home and at work. Through our products and services, we help individuals and organisations of all sizes to protect themselves against cyber-attack.

our schemes

CYBER ESSENTIALS

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme designed to guard against the most common internet based cyber security threats and allows organisations of all sizes to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security. From April 1st 2020 IASME became the Cyber Essentials Partner with the National Cyber Security Centre.

IASME GOVERNANCE

The IASME Governance standard was developed over several years during a government funded project to create a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO27001. The standard allows small companies in a supply chain to demonstrate their level of cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers information. The IASME Governance assessment includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and GDPR requirements and is available either as a self-assessment or on-site audit.

IASME Community Security Operations Centre (SOC)

The IASME Community SOC is made up of a talented team of cyber security professionals making enterprise style security services accessible and affordable for small and micro organisations. Services include intelligence gathering, network probing and simulated phishing of staff for training. The SOC is powered by neuro-diversity.

PROTECT BUSINESS

Protect Business offers complete security monitoring of your network through the use of a small device that plugs into your office network as well as a dedicated security team who monitor the device on your behalf. The service will spot and block any devices that present a risk to your organisation and assist you in resolving the problem.

PROTECT HOME

Protect Home is an innovative product designed to provide charities and non profits who care for vulnerable internet users with a way to ensure they are protected at all times when carrying out their day to day internet activities.

Internet of Things Security Assessment

Working with experts from the IoT Security Foundation, IASME has developed a basic security assessment aimed at manufacturers of any device that connects to the internet. The set of 30 checks can be verified by a national network of certifying bodies. Once the applicant satisfies those checks, a certificate is issued and the company can use the IoT certification mark on the connected item to demonstrate the basic security controls have been considered.

where it all started

IASME was founded on the principle that basic cyber security is an essential requirement for the supply chains of all organisations. It all started with the IASME Governance standard, first developed through a UK Government funded project to develop an alternative to ISO27001 for small companies. At the end of the project a company was incorporated to hold the new governance standard and IASME have championed the interests of SMEs from that point on.

In 2013 the UK Government ran a ‘call for evidence’ to find the best governance standard for all companies. 26 standards, including the IASME Governance standard, were submitted and all were presented to a range of different stakeholder groups. At the end of the exercise it was announced that the IASME Governance standard was considered the best standard for small organisations.

IASME was subsequently invited to help write what became Cyber Essentials, the UK Government basic level certification scheme. Following the launch of this scheme, IASME was one of two pilot Accreditation Bodies to develop and grow the scheme. For more than 5 years IASME offered the Cyber Essentials assessment scheme as an option by itself or, alternatively, as a core part of the wider IASME Governance Certification where IASME were especially successful at engaging the micro and small organisations who, until now, have remained generally unresponsive to cyber security education and improvement.

Following a commercial tender process, IASME were chosen by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to take over full responsibility for Cyber Essentials delivery and from the 1st April 2020 became Cyber Essentials Partner with the NCSC.

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