As part of our agency-wide program for working towards GDPR compliance we’re pleased to announce that Mr B & Friends have successfully renewed our Cyber Essentials accreditation along with a GDPR ready IASME Governance certification.
IASME offers a certification route to demonstrate that we have prepared for the introduction of GDPR. 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.
Renewing our certification to Cyber Essentials is something we do on an annual basis. Cyber Essentials certification ensures that we have carried out the fundamental steps towards protecting our business and our customers data from internet based cyber attacks. It can also mitigate ICO fines if the company suffers a breach.
GDPR compliance requires more than just the Cyber Essentials technical controls. By certifying to the IASME governance standard including the specific GDPR questions, we have ensured that Mr B & Friends has a wider governance system for managing the controls that protect personal data.
The IASME governance standard adds a number of topics to Cyber Essentials, which will be required for GDPR compliance, such as assessing business risks, training staff, dealing with incidents and handling operational issues.
For more information on our accreditation please view: https://www.iasme.co.uk/cyber-essentials-and-gdpr/