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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Business Continuity Plan - Learn How Protect your Reputation & Brand, services, consultancy, business continuity, plan, business continuity plan, bc, iso 22301, iso 22301 plan, business continuity plan blog, reputation management plan, urm consulting blog

    Plan for Business Continuity – Tips On How To Protect your Reputation and Brand

    A common theme that has been running through our previous business continuity (BC) related blogs, has been the mantra ‘Welfare, Delivery, Reputation’, which provides a great guiding principle for organisations of any size when dealing with or preparing for an unforeseen disruption, incident or crisis. It should go without saying that the welfare of employees, […]

  • Business Continuity Plans within the PCI DSS | URM Consulting, blog, pci dss, business continuity, business continuity plans, pci dss and business continuity, iso 22301, urm consulting, pandemic planning pcidss,,

    Business Continuity Plans within the PCI DSS

    A great many organisations have recently realised that their business continuity plans (BCPs) failed to consider a scenario in which a global pandemic necessitates total remote working.  As such, continuing to maintain business as usual with staff confined to their homes has been challenging.  Not least of the many challenges, this has created concerns PCI […]

  • Top 7 Considerations When Planning a Remote Exercise, services, consultancy, business continuity, bc, disaster recovery, bc, business, continuity, urm consulting, blog, blog business continuity, pandemic exercise, pandemic disaster recovery, coronavirus blog, business continuity pandemic

    Top 7 Considerations When Planning a Remote Exercise

    As we know, many organisations have the majority, if not all, of their staff, working from home in as close to ‘business as usual’ mode as possible. Business as usual includes compliance, and ensuring and maintaining the planned approach. One aspect of this is business continuity (BC) and exercising.  URM has run a number of […]

  • Pandemic | 5 Key Aspects for Planning the Unplannable, planning, BC, URM, blog, pandemic, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, planning blog, business continuity management system, disaster recovery blog, urm consulting, consultancy, 5 key

    Pandemic – 5 Key Aspects for Planning the Unplannable

    Recently, URM delivered a webinar on pandemic planning. This blog will look at the key questions which arose during the webinar. Once we have considered and addressed any immediate staff welfare issues, our attention needs to turn to how we maximise the operational effectiveness of our business in these unprecedented times. Stepping back, the majority […]

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    Coronavirus and Remote PCI Assessments – What You Need To Know

    In an unprecedented move, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is allowing fully remote assessments. PCI SSC has always made it clear that it intends for on-site testing to be the norm, with the majority of PCI DSS assessment testing completed at the client’s physical location. In a blog published yesterday, however, Tony […]

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    Covid-19 Global Pandemic Declared

    It’s official, as of Wednesday 11 March, Covid-19 is declared a global pandemic! Whilst not unexpected and, let’s be honest this declaration doesn’t actually change much, it confirms what we’ve probably known for several weeks and months – that coronavirus is here. It is still unclear as to the level of affect or impact it […]

  • ISO 22301:2019 released: 5 key changes from 2012 version , iso, iso standards, iso standards, iso 22301, business continuity, disaster recovery, 22301 2019 new release, iso 22301 2019

    ISO 22301:2019 released: 5 key changes from 2012 version

    Following the publication of various draft versions of the Standard, BS EN ISO 22301:2019 was released last week. In this week’s Blog, URM provides you with its analysis of 5 key differences from the 2012 version of this International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems. • The 2019 edition is significantly less detailed and prescriptive than […]