Cleveland Scott York is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the IASME Gold Data and IT Security Governance standard, on top of the government-backed Cyber Essential Plus accreditation.
Cleveland Scott York is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the IASME Gold Data and IT Security Governance standard, on top of the government-backed Cyber Essential Plus accreditation that it had previously achieved. The IASME Gold standard, which is granted only after extensive external auditing, designed to demonstrate a similar level of assurance to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard and is tailored for small and medium sized enterprises in the UK. As part of gaining the accreditation the firm also decided to implement Darktrace, an autonomous Artificial Intelligence-based system that monitors the firm’s networks for threats, and is able to detect, investigate and respond to cyber-threats in real time.
IT Partner and Chairman Andrew Mackenzie said: “My work in the internet technologies field as a patent attorney, combined with my back ground as an electronics engineer, has blessed – or perhaps that should be “cursed” – me with a through understanding of the threats faced by connected networks in the modern world, and we have always designed our IT systems with those in mind. Nevertheless, the exercise of obtaining the IASME Gold standard forced us to examine and re-examine what we were doing, and we have come through the process with more resilient systems and very thorough procedures in all areas of data security.”
Paul Rolison, Managing Director of the IASME assessor company Cyber Strategies, commented: “The audited IASME Gold standard demonstrates a thorough commitment to achieving high quality practical standards of information assurance and security. It is cost effective compared to some other approaches, but no one should consider it an easy option and Cleveland Scott York are to be congratulated on achieving it.”