What is it?
The potential for data loss is ever-present and represents a big risk to small businesses – not only in relation to business continuity but also reputation.
Ensuring the goodwill and loyalty of your customers, suppliers and employees will be high priority for any business. So it is simply good sense to protect their information and data from loss or theft and to ensure it is only used for appropriate and legitimate purposes.
The IASME Governance standard is an Information Assurance standard developed specifically for SMEs. It allows the smaller companies in the supply chain to demonstrate their level of security controls for a realistic time and cost investment and indicates that they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers’ information as well as their own.
It incorporates GDPR questions and so provides you with reassurance that you are taking appropriate measures in relation to the regulations.
It is a robust and widely recognised standard of best-practice and provides a good alternative to ISO 27001. The assessment and certification is available as either:
- a verified self-assessment – to achieve the IASME standard
- a verified self-assessment plus an on-site audit – to achieve the IASME Gold standard.
Contact us for a copy of the self-assessment questionnaire.