IASME Governance

The IASME Governance Standard

IASME developed this cyber security standard as an affordable alternative to the ‘heavy weight’ international information security management system standard, ISO27001.

The IASME Governance standard allows small-medium size companies to demonstrate their level of cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking steps to protect their own and their customers’ information.

Check the ISAME Governance site for more details and a copy of the IASME Standard itself.

Subjects Covered

The standard includes all of the Cyber Essentials subjects, with additional topics that mostly address people and processes.  e.g. Risk assessment and management, Training and managing people, Change management, Monitoring, Backup, Incident Response, and Business Continuity.


By gaining the Audited IASME Governance certificate, your organisation can demonstrate to customers and suppliers that you have taken steps to implement an effective Information Security Management System. IASME certification includes Cyber Essentials certification and an assessment against GDPR requirements.

If you achieve audited, or self-assessed, IASME Governance certification covering your whole organisation you are also automatically awarded Cyber Liability Insurance with a £25,000 limit of indemnity. Check the IASME FAQ for more details.


The assessment is available as a verified self-assessment or as an on-site audit. Please contact us if you want to discuss how you could achieve the IASME Governance Standard.

Consult MB Ltd holds the ISAME Governance GOLD Certification.