Are you thinking of building a career in a field both interesting and informative? Choose cybersecurity as your career for better career option and check out the procedures to become an assessor of IASME standards.

IASME is a government-appointed accreditation body, which helps small and medium businesses to get their cyber systems secured. IASME stands for Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises, and they give international standard certification for those small businesses. This governance is linked with the cyber essentials scheme, that is, certification of IASME is naturally Cyber Essentials security as well.

There are many courses and training available in order to make you efficient in IASME standard assessments. If you want to make your venture a certification body or want yourself to take off with a cybersecurity career, these courses will help you to achieve your goal.

IASME assessment course duration is about two days, which includes one day course for GDPR assessment training as well. To attend and get certified with these courses, you should fulfil certain requirements.

As IASME is an advanced form of cybersecurity certification, the person assessing the system should also be an expert in the field. This demand makes the person attending the course to be experienced for three years in the cyber security and information field, and also should qualify for any of the following categories:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

  • Certified Professional (CCP) scheme (SIRA, IA Auditor or IA Architect roles)

  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)

  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor

  • Full member of Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)

Basic Process

The course includes two days of proper classroom-based training sessions, and the final process will be of more organisation-oriented practical sessions.

Day One:

The basic knowledge and review on IASME governance and Cyber Essentials Standards will be done. Different processes used to assess the systems, cost of assessment for different types and the skills required are taught. The tools used for the processes are also made familiar at this part of the course.

Day Two:

This day is made informative by giving you the knowledge on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and this regulation’s importance in IASME governance certification. The final course completion examinations are also conducted on this second day.

After this two day course and examinations, you will be asked to audit and self-assess your own company to get certified with IASME and Cyber Essentials scheme. This final assessment training will help your venture, or the company you work for to get secured with Government approved assurance of cybersecurity.

This final assessment of your own venture can make it applicable for being a certification body as well, and this will give you the authority to help other companies get IASME and Cyber Essentials certifications.

When all these steps are completed successfully your company is all set to sign a contract with IASME consortium and get started with your certification processes with other companies in need of cyber security.