The self-assessment is carried out online using IASME’s secure portal where organisations are required to answer around 160 short questions about their security.
You will get access to the portal immediately after paying for the assessment and have up to six months to complete the answers.
The answers are saved automatically by the system.
Once the answers have been provided, the assessment is marked by one of IASME’s Certification Bodies and usually a pass/fail is returned to the organisation within 72 hours.
An organisation receives certificates showing their compliance to both IASME Governance and Cyber Essentials on passing the assessment. The assessment also demonstrates achievement against the requirements of GDPR.