IASME Consortium

IASME Standard Certification

This Governance Standard was developed by The IASME Consortium and enables Small & Medium Business to meet the 2016 EU Network & Information Security Directive and is seen as a realistic alternative to ISO27001 by an increasing number of organisations due to reduced complexity. IASME Services are available nationwide through our fully staffed offices in Cork, Dublin & Sligo. Contact us Today to Start your Assessment & Certification process.

IASME Certification


The IASME Governance standard, based on international best practice, is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup. The IASME standard was recently recognised as the best cyber security standard for small companies by the UK Government when in consultation with trade associations and industry groups.  The IASME governance includes the Cyber Essentials. The IASME Consortium is the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Cyber Essentials Partner for the delivery of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, In 2017, the standard was updated to include additional questions to enable organisations comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


The IASME Governance Standard helps organisations achieve an excellent level of information security in a cost-effective manner. It is particularly applicable to SMEs who want to demonstrate to clients and business partners that they manage information and data securely.


IASME Governance is based on controls that include:

  • Risk Assessment & Management 
  • Backup, Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 
  • Policies/Process/Procedure 
  • Incident Management
  • Data Protection
  • Operations Management


The benefits:

  • Reduce Cyber Risk – Protect your Organisation 
  • Prevent of Cyber Attacks 
  • Enhanced IT Security Posture of your Organisation 
  • Demonstrate Supply Chain commitment to cyber security to your Customers & Clients 
  • Competitive Advantage, Win New Business with your boosted IT Security Reputation
  • Reduce cyber insurance premiums
  • GDPR Security assurance to help protect data 
  • Bid for Government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information. 
  • Incorporate Cyber Essentials
  • Be listed on our Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials 
  • Attract new business with the assurance that you have cyber security measures in place 


Since 2017 DEITG are a Certification Body (CB) for The IASME Consortium & Cyber Essentials based in Ireland; trained and licensed to certify against the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. As IASME Assessors our organisation holds Certifications for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold & GDPR Readiness.

Our IASME Services Include:

  • Guided from Start to Certification
  • Assessment of your current IT Governance & Security against the Cyber Essentials Standard 
  • Audit & Gap Analyses between you and the standard 
  • Development of Policies for IT Governance & Risk Management  
  • Implementation of Technical Controls to meet the IASME Standard 
  • Assists with IASME Governance Standard Certification 
  • Ongoing Management & Compliance of IASME Governance Standard Certification 


IASME assesses and certifies organisations against two standards at both the self-assessment and audited levels.

Verified Self-Assessment

Candidates complete an online questionnaire with around 150 simple questions about their organisation and it’s operations. This is marked by a Certification Body who awards the certification if all the answers given are compliant with the standard

Audited (IASME Gold)

Candidate organisation is visited by an IASME Certification Body who verifies compliance with the standard and, if appropriate, issues certification. It offers a similar level of assurance to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard but is simpler and often cheaper for small and medium-sized organisation to implement.
An onsite visit will provide for more scope in terms of analyzing the client’s security practices and configurations. The audit can be scheduled as it involves interviews with members of staff and a review of documentation and system configuration. The assessor may also wish to visit branch offices or other locations in order to verify that good security practice is maintained across the organisation as a whole. Once the audit has been completed, the Certification Body will provide you with a written report of their findings and a recommendation of a pass or fail, which will then be ratified by IASME.

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DEITG provides nationwide IT services through three fully staffed offices in Cork, Dublin and Sligo.

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Cork Office


Office 4D,

Northpoint House,

Northpoint Business Park,

Mallow Road,


T23 AT2P.

Dublin Office


Unit 79,

Cookstown Industrial Estate,




D24 H317.

Sligo Office



Innovation Centre IT Sligo,

Ash Lane,



F91 WFW9.