September 2019

  • 3 key considerations when accepting card payments via the phone, PCI DSS, PAYMENT CARD, PAYMENT, CARD SECURITY, PAYMENT CARD SECURITY, PAYMENT CARD SECURITY STANDARD, PCIDSS pcissc, phone transaction

    3 key considerations when accepting card payments via the phone

    This week’s top tip looks at the key considerations when accepting card payment via phone. For many organisations accepting card payment via phone is just ‘business as usual’, for others it’s one of those things that is done as a back-up or an occasional ‘one off’.  An example of the latter is online only organisations […]

  • Cyberattacks review and emerging trends, cyber security, cyber, cyber, security, infosec, information security, ISO27001 SIO, isms, international standards

    Cyberattacks review and emerging trends – Not pleasant reading for SMEs

    There is one question that everyone is guaranteed to get right – are cyberattacks on the increase? In this blog, we will review some of the more significant cyberattacks over the last year and look for any emerging trends in terms of cybercrime targets, as well as the type of attacks.  First, let’s make sure […]

  • PCI DSS: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing, pci, payment card data, payment card security, information security, infosec, iso , isms, iso 27001

    PCI DSS: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

    In this blog, we address one of the big questions facing organisations which accept payment cards and are looking to comply with the PCI DSS. Should we outsource the storing, processing and transmitting of cardholder data (CHD)? Let’s look at the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing. Pros of outsourcing Reduction of scope and in-scope processes Any […]

  • What types of evidence should you be collecting when conducting audits, auditing, audit, infosec audit, ainformation security, information security, iso 27001, infosec, iso standards, iso, iso isms

    What types of evidence should you be collecting when conducting audits?

    A crucial element in performing an audit is the collection and evaluation of evidence.  Evidence is used to determine if the process or control being audited is performing as expected. In this blog, we will be exploring how you can define what evidence is required and what are the most effective ways of gathering evidence. Evidence […]

  • POWER CUT, power cuts, business continuity, disaster recovery, business continuity plan, iso, iso 22301

    Tips from URM – Are you ready for the next power cut?

    Are you ready for the unexpected? Here’s some food for thought. Did you know that: ► More than 40% of businesses affected by the Manchester bombing of 1996 went out of business? ► Approximately 18,000 businesses ceased to exist following the attacks of September 11 2001 ► 92 businesses employing 9,500 staff were forced to […]