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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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    ISO 22301:2019 – 5 key changes from the 2012 version

    In November 2019, we saw the release of the updated version of the International Business Continuity Management System Standard, BS EN ISO 22301:2019. In this top tip, URM provides you with its analysis of 5 key differences from the 2012 version of the Standard. Should you require more information on implementing a BCMS in line […]

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    Introducing ISO 27701 Consultancy – Reasons why our expert guidance is different

    Just before Christmas on 20 December 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it will be working with the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to deliver its GDPR-approved certification schemes. The short announcement can be found here. Whilst, as yet, there is no detail on what the schemes will entail, it is hoped that UKAS and […]

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    Farewell to Windows 7 – How to operate Windows 7 securely

    When Windows 7 was released on 22 October 2009, Microsoft committed to support this operating system for 10 years.  The decade of support ends today and, as a result, Microsoft will no longer issue software updates via Window Update.   Naturally, Microsoft has been urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating systems (OS) to […]

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    New Year, Old Threats | Another ransomware attack

    So, the new year had barely begun, when news of another ransomware attack broke (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50972890). This time, a US military base was compromised but there was a very familiar storyline with officials reporting that they believed the ransomware was sent in a malicious email link, clicked by an employee.  For those of you who are not familiar with this specific type of malicious software, […]

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    Changes in Cyber Essentials Scheme

    As a certifying body (CB), URM has been assessed by APMG (accreditation body) to carry out Cyber Essentials evaluations and certify organisations which comply with the requirements of the scheme. It has recently been announced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that as from April 2020, that it will be partnering with just one […]