Most firms appreciate the importance of defending against cyber attacks. However they often spend money on security software and systems without first really understanding their risk, which means investment in security tools can be wasted and the weakest link in any cyber event – your people – does not get addressed.
The most common cyber assurance schemes are ISO 27001 or the UK equivalent, which is far more affordable to SMEs, IASME Cyber Assurance. The IASME Cyber Assurance standard was developed through a UK government-funded project to create a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to other international standards.
Why do you need IASME Cyber Assurance Certification?
In a world where cybercrime is escalating out of control, it is now the biggest single threat to most businesses. If you do not understand your risk, don’t have plans in place to reduce it and can’t respond quickly when you have an attack, a cyber incident could put you out of business.
- Are you able to demonstrate to your clients, investors and partners that you are really protecting your business from cybercrime?
- Do you and your staff know exactly what to do if you have a cyber attack or lose critical business systems?
- Do you get challenged by clients to demonstrate your cybersecurity credentials?
- Do you operate in a regulated sector?
If yes, you should have your cybersecurity risk assessments, policies, response plans and business continuity plans in place and up to date.