Category: Advent IM Blog

News and information from the Advent IM team.

#5minSecurityread: The prison of toxic assumptions.

A five minute read from one of the team Thank you to our Head of Client Development, Derek Willins The COVID -19 lockdown has reminded me about something I learned a few years ago. It was the concept of toxic assumptions. They are effectively thinking boundaries (or firewalls if you like) that create organisational inertia […]

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Cybercrime in the pandemic

From Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie. In a few short months the words ‘terrorism’, ‘conflict’ and ‘war’ have all but disappeared from our news programming. ‘Pandemic’, ‘coronavirus’ and COVID-19 now dominate not ony news but everyday conversatons, social media interactions and what feels like very waking moment. Sadly, 2020 has brought fear, uncertainty and financial […]

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Speaking of Zoom…

From Security Consultant Michelle Horton. Recently, the first Cabinet meeting was held using Zoom US. Many organisations use systems like Zoom US (other platforms are available) but given the current circumstances, for many, this is a new venture. It raises important questions. Are we aware of the privacy settings and security procedures required and how […]

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Working from home security considerations

Thank you to Security Consultant Craig Moan for his thoughts on this topic. As more of the UK workforce starts to work from home, we thought it would be a good idea to look at information security, business continuity and data protection considerations you need to make. From Advent IM Security Consultant – Craig Moan  […]

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Business as usual at Advent IM

The escalating COVID-19 pandemic means we are observing Government guidelines and all staff are working from home. However, we have a very well developed and tested Business Continuity plan and although we are avoiding face to face meetings in favour of conference calls and other communication platforms, we are perfectly placed and prepared to deliver […]

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Coronavirus; the Business Continuity implications and advice

COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, whether that be for personal or business reasons. It is recommended that all organisations review their Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) plans to ensure it covers a large-scale pandemic. BC plans should include DR, so an organisation with a well-constructed BC Plan […]

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