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  • Information Security Risks - Tips for Working From Home, security risks, Home Office Security, home cyber security, cyber security tips, home cyber, information security, iso 27001

    Information Security Risks – Tips for Working From Home

    As more employees settle into the ‘new normal’ of home working, organisations need to be extra vigilant to the increase in cyber and other security-related risks attached to online and remote working. Whilst most home workers can use secure Wi-Fi connections, this is not the case for everyone. Some still need to use unsecured public […]

  • ICO issues enforcement notice to Experian

    Credit reporting agency found to be using personal data for marketing purposes without data subjects’ consent The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued an enforcement notice to Experian, the credit reporting agency, asking it to make changes on how it handles personal data within its direct marketing services. The ICO has given Experian 9 months […]

  • What is the GDPR?, Understand how to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection act, data protection principles, what is the gdpr, data protection act, gdpr data protection, gdpr principles

    What is the GDPR?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is an EU regulation which came into effect on 25 May 2018 and has set a new benchmark for the processing of personal data. It applies to any organisation that is processing the personal information of data subjects inside the EEA. The Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 sits alongside […]

  • The CJEU Declares the EU-US Privacy Shield Invalid and SCCs Valid…but with Conditions, services, consultancy, data protection, data privacy, EU-US Privacy shield, CJEU, SCCs, gdpr, Court of Justice of the European Union

    The CJEU Declares the EU-US Privacy Shield Invalid and SCCs Valid…but with Conditions

    What are the Implications and Next Steps for Your Organisation? On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgement on the adequacy of both the Privacy Shield and standard contract clauses (SCCs). The EU-US Privacy Shield is a mechanism that enables participating companies to meet the EU requirements for […]

  • Cyber Essentials Applications – Top 3 mistakes made by organisations

    As an accredited Cyber Essentials certification body (CB), URM handles a significant number of applications every year from a wide variety of organisations and business sectors. For many organisations looking to achieve cyber essentials certification, having to complete a self-assessment can be challenging, particularly if they have not previously had to verify their IT infrastructure […]

  • A 4 stage Approach To Determining A Business Continuity Strategy, business continuity strategy, iso 22301, iso 22301 strategy, ISO 22301 strategy, continuous improvement, continuous improvement diagram, business continuity continuous improvement strategy, business continuity continuous improvement strategy diagram , business continuity plan, business continuity planning

    A 4 stage Approach To Determining A Business Continuity Strategy

    Clause 8.3 of the ISO 22301:2019 (ISO 22301) Standard for Business Continuity states that: “Based on the outputs from the business impact analysis and risk assessment, the organization shall identify and select business continuity strategies that consider options for before, during and after disruption. The business continuity strategies shall be comprised of one or more […]

  • Transferring Personal Data with the EU - Are SCCs the Answer?, data protection, personal data transfer, personal data, dp, uk data protection, urm blog, data protection blog, gdpr blog, gdpr

    Transferring Personal Data with the EU – Are SCCs the Answer?

    With the transition period following the UK’s exit from the EU set to end on 31 December 2020, those organisations that rely on personal data transfers from the EU to the UK are looking to ensure that the transfers remain lawful from 1 January 2021. While there are a couple of frontrunners amongst the options […]

  • Importance of Assessing COVID-19 Risks Before Reopening Your Workplace

    Need to engage employees in risk assessment process As the gradual easing of lockdown continues, more and more organisations are looking at how they can open workplaces back up. Below is the downloadable poster that the UK Government recommends all employers display to show that its guidance has been followed.  Top of the list – ‘we […]

  • Reputational Winners and Losers and Lessons to be Learned, services, consultancy, covid, covid-19, business continuity, reputation,

    COVID-19 – Reputational Winners and Losers and Lessons to be Learned

    In our ‘Plan for Business Continuity – Tips On How To Protect Your Reputation and Brand’ blog, we looked at the importance of an effective BC response from a reputational and brand perspective. Here, we take the opportunity to put the theory into practice and provide our thoughts on who have been the winners and […]