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New ControlMap Frameworks: IASME

Published March 6, 2024

Attention to all UK-based MSPs! We’ve added two new frameworks within the ControlMap platform for your market. 

Designed to address the cybersecurity compliance needs of businesses located in the UK, the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) frameworks offer a comprehensive approach to mitigating cyber risks effectively. Both of these standards have been added to ControlMap:

  • IASME Cyber Baseline
  • IASME Cyber Assurance 

Let’s unpack these unique frameworks. 

Understanding the IASME Cyber Baseline Framework

The IASME Cyber Baseline provides a structured approach to compliance for small and medium-sized organizations, including MSPs. This framework is recognized as one of the UK government’s Cyber Essentials schemes, emphasizing their credibility and relevance in the cybersecurity domain.

Key Benefits:

  • Safeguards data and information, mitigating the risk of mass automated attacks from the internet.
  • Boosts security posture, aligning MSPs and their clients with best practices and other industry-relevant frameworks such as CIS Controls. 
  • Increases a firm’s competitive advantage, building trust with prospects who require compliance for partnership. 

Understanding the IASME Cyber Assurance Framework

Like the IASME Cyber Baseline, IASME Cyber Assurance is designed for small and medium-sized organizations. It is a cost-effective standard and helps MSPs and their clients demonstrate the steps they are taking to protect sensitive information. In order to implement this framework, organizations must first become compliant with the IASME Cyber Baseline Framework. 

Key Benefits: 

  • Reduces the barrier to entry for small businesses, creating a streamlined and accessible method for demonstrating compliance. 
  • Includes GDPR requirements, supporting the stringent requirements for a robust European privacy framework.
  • Offers two levels of certification, providing a foundational certification pathway and a second option for audit preparation. 

Ready to get started?

For MSPs and MSSPs located in the UK, the IASME frameworks offer a practical and effective approach to mitigating cyber risks, making them an invaluable resource for small and medium-sized organizations. 

Ready to boost your security posture (or your clients!) with IASME frameworks? Log in to your unique ControlMap URL to get started. Not a current user? Schedule a demo to talk with our compliance experts.