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    Covid-19 – URM Support Against Coronavirus

    These are challenging times, As a gesture of support and goodwill to all those battling to keep us safe URM will donate 25% of any: to go towards the fight against Coronavirus! This will be in the form of donations for much needed medical equipment and NHS staff respite. THIS IS OUR MESSAGE TO YOU Stay […]

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    Introducing NIST Training Courses – Reasons why our expert guidance is different

    URM is delighted to announce that is it the sole organisation able to deliver National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training courses in England, Scotland and Ireland (both the Republic of Ireland and Southern Ireland). The courses are approved by NIST, a world-leading intelligence, cyber and security agency and accredited by GCHQ […]

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    URM Launches a “Covid-19 Planning Workshop”

    URM is increasingly being contacted by clients with questions about Covid-19 planning, specifically, ‘How do we prepare and what should we be considering?’ In response to this, URM has developed a half-day facilitated workshop which we can deliver onsite at your premises or remotely if you prefer. The workshop, facilitated by one of URM’s senior consultants, […]

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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 […]

  • URM awarded GCHQ-certification for ISO 27001 training course

    17th February 2016 Specialists in information security, risk management and business continuity; URM is the first training provider to gain GCHQ certification for an ISO 27001 training course. The certification was awarded by APMG International, GCHQ’s independent certification body responsible for ensuring training providers match GCHQ’s high standards. GCT (GCHQ Certified Training), formerly known as […]

  • GCHQ Certified Training Rebranded

    In November 2014 CESG, the information security arm of GCHQ, launched a certified training (CCT) scheme to set a benchmark for certifying cyber and information security training. As of 1 January 2016, this scheme was rebranded as GCHQ Certified Training (GCT). The aim of the scheme remains the same, i.e. to help organisations navigate the […]

  • Revision to PCI DSS (3.1) Published to Address SSL Vulnerabilities

    On 15 April 2015, an updated version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS v3.1) was released by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).  Whilst there are minor updates and clarifications to the Standard, the most significant change addresses vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put […]

  • UK Travel Company Fined After Losing 1,000,000 Credit Card Details

    A UK travel company, Think W3 Limited, has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaking more than 1,000,000 credit card records. A customer database was designed for ‘Internal Use’ but published on the main server with an authentication page and “secret URL”. However, it didn’t take long for hackers to realise […]

  • Progress on EU Data Protection Reform Now Irreversible Following European Parliament Vote

    The EU (European Parliament) has cemented the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform (MEMO/13/923 and MEMO/14/60) by voting in favour of reform. The data protection reform will ensure more effective control of people over their personal data, and make it easier for businesses to operate and innovate […]