Cyber Essentials News

Intex IT now a certification body for IASME Cyber Essentials.

IASME is an information assurance standard managed by The IASME Consortium that is particularly suitable for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The IASME standard follows the same implementation pattern used by the international standards community including PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) principles  and the Information Security Management System (ISMS) which provides a management framework. Both are refined and expressed in business terms recognizable by most organisations.

  • Verified Self-assessment – candidates complete an online questionnaire with around 150 simple questions about their organisation. This is marked by a Certification Body who awards the certification if all of the answers given are compliant with the standard.

  • Audited (IASME Gold) – the candidate organisation is visited by an IASME Certification Body who verifies compliance with the standard and, if appropriate, issues certification.

In 2017 the standard was updated to include additional questions to help organisations comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These questions are currently optional.