Audited IASME Governance (known as IASME Gold) is an independent on-site audit of the level of information security within Southalls, offering a similar level of assurance to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard and indicating that we are taking good steps to properly protect customer information. The standard includes all of the five Cyber Essentials technical topics and adds additional topics that mostly relate to people and processes. For example: risk assessment and management, training and managing people, change management, monitoring, backup, incident response and business continuity.
Cyber Essentials Plus certification demonstrates to customers that we take cyber security seriously. A qualified and independent assessor examines boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection and patch management, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.