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  • Tips from URM – The low down on the ‘zero trust’

    Zero Trust, devised by John Kindervag, offers a radical approach to network architecture and management. The premise behind zero trust approach is quite simply ‘never trust, always verify’. In practice, this means you need to minimise the line between the outside world and the internal network.  In a zero-trust environment, you treat the internal network […]

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    What tools will I need to manage an ISMS?

    This week’s top tip looks at a frequently asked question by organisations which are looking to comply or certify to ISO 27001, the International Information Security Standard – ‘what tools will I need to manage an information security management system (ISMS)’.  A big concern for many organisations is that implementing an ISMS will lead to […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • URM changes its name!

    Since 2005, URM has provided consultancy and related services in the areas of information security, data protection, business continuity and risk management.  and through our branding we are predominately known as URM and, as such, have changed our registered name from Ultima Risk Management Limited to URM Consulting Services Limited. The change of name was in […]

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    Tips from URM – Password management – What is best practice?

    One of the long-held beliefs underpinning many a password policy is that forcing a regular password change is a good thing.  After all, by changing our passwords on a regular basis we might be able to stop an attacker taking advantage of a password they may have discovered.   However, by forcing users to change […]

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    Tips from URM – Security breaches – how do we protect ourselves?

    In recent weeks the news has, once again, been peppered with high-profile information security breaches. Many of us find ourselves asking, how do we avoid hitting the headlines for wrong reasons?  This week’s top tip looks at where to start. Avoiding security breaches is not the responsibility of a single individual, irrespective or technical ability, […]