Urban Network achieves IASME GOLD Accreditations


Urban Network achieves IASME GOLD Accreditations

We are proud to announce that Urban Network have achieved the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) Governance Gold standard in addition to our existing Cyber Essentials accreditation.


About the IASME Governance standard

The IASME Governance standard, based on international best practices and seen as a realistic alternative to ISO27001 is recognised by the UK Government as the most comprehensive cyber security framework for small and medium businesses. The standard, including aspects such as physical security, staff awareness, and data backup indicates the certified organisation that they are taking good measures to properly protect their customer’s information. Urban Network are awarded the highest standard – Gold, showing the company’s commitment to cyber and information security is in line with industry expectations.


About the Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations implement measures to help protect themselves against common cyber-attacks.

We are very pleased to achieve the Gold IASME standard and become a certification body to complement our Cyber Essentials accreditation. Security is at the heart of everything we do and we already had extensive security policies and procedures in place. Having our security management recognised by industry bodies further demonstrates our pledge to highest security standard and proactive approach to information security and data protection.

Perry Ashby

CEOUrban Network

It comes in two levels, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS. The basic level, Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self-assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided. The Cyber Essentials PLUS includes all the basic level but requires, in addition, an onsite auditing and vulnerability assessments of IT infrastructure.


The scheme focuses on the five most important technical security controls:

  • Boundary Firewall & Internet Gateway
  • Secure Configuration
  • Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Patch Management

How Urban Network can help

It is now becoming more important than ever to ensure your business is protected and certified against the cyber risks. As a Gold IASME certified body, Urban Network is fully qualified to help your business achieve security compliance with the Cyber Essentials Scheme. Get in touch with our cybersecurity experts today to learn how you can improve your business security, assess current IT infrastructure and prepare a successful accreditation process.