The 8 Themes of IASME Cyber Baseline

Mar 18, 2024 | IASME Cyber Baseline

IASME Cyber Baseline – a new certification scheme for global supply chains

What is IASME Cyber Baseline?

IASME Cyber Baseline is a new international cyber hygiene certification scheme available to organisations outside the UK. It tackles the basic, but critical, cyber security protection measures and leads the way to offer global supply chains a standardised and respected certification demonstrating robust cyber hygiene.

IASME Cyber Baseline maps to a number of international cyber hygiene standards and best practices, to which there has formerly been no way of demonstrating compliance because they do not have assessments and certification associated with them.

What are the benefits of cyber security certification?

Many global businesses are increasingly setting minimum security standards for their suppliers and a security review process is not uncommon when bidding for new business. A prospective supplier will be asked if they hold an accreditation through a recognised scheme, or to fill out a security questionnaire so that potential risks can be understood.

Going through a recognised scheme is an easy way to benchmark the security posture of your organisation and reassure other businesses as well as customers. IASME Cyber Baseline gives SMEs a legitimate way to prove their compliance using a detailed and relevant framework when responding to contracts.

The scheme is an important first step for many organisations in proving that they are serious about cyber security. It is a pre-requisite to the next step of certifying to the comprehensive risk based and policy driven standard, IASME Cyber Assurance, now recognised as an accessible alternative to ISO 27001.

The 8 themes of IASME Cyber Baseline

The IASME Cyber Baseline scheme allows every size of organisation in every sector to start their cyber security journey with simple cyber security measures across 8 themes. As organisations increase their maturity, they may choose to continue developing their security posture with further cyber security measures across the 13 themes of IASME Cyber Assurance. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting 8 blogs breaking down the important cyber security principles of each of the Cyber Baseline themes with explainer sections and a list of simple steps.

  • Organisation
  • Assets
  • Secure Architecture
  • People
  • Managing Access
  • Technical Intrusion
  • Backup and Restore
  • Resilience: Business Continuity, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery