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  • Introducing ISO 27701 Consultancy - Reasons why our expert guidance is different, consultancy, iso 27701, data protection, iso 27701 consulting services, data protection, data protection consulting services, gdpr, gdpr consultancy, gdpr consulting services, iso 27001, information security

    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 […]

  • Farewell to Windows 7 - end of support, keep system secure, windows 7 end of support, windows, microsoft, computer, urm consulting services, urm, news, latest news, infosec, gdpr, information security

    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 […]

  • Changes in Cyber Essential Scheme | Updated you should not miss, cyber security, cyber essentials, cyber essentials plus, certification body, centificates, certifications, services, helping organisations, training

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What tools will I need to manage an ISMS, isms, information security management system, infosec management, infosec, infosecurity, infosecurity management sysitem, iso 27001, iso standards, international standards, ISO, iso

    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 […]

  • 3 key considerations when accepting card payments via the phone, PCI DSS, PAYMENT CARD, PAYMENT, CARD SECURITY, PAYMENT CARD SECURITY, PAYMENT CARD SECURITY STANDARD, PCIDSS pcissc, phone transaction

    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 […]