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Andrew McKenna

Risk & Privacy: What are the board level considerations?

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,17/05/18 14:26

Problem: You’re on the board of a business and want to verify the business is implementing appropriate measures to adhere to security and privacy best practices. What instruments should the business be able to provide you as assurance?

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Andrew McKenna

Your Encryption Checklist

Encryption

,12/01/18 10:14

 

 

Encryption is one of the foundations of keeping data secure, if a hacker can't read the information they've stolen, it's useless. Storing unencrypted cardholder data in any part of your website is asking for trouble. Hackers know what to look for and where to find it, so you need to ensure you're encrypting data.  

Based on real and potential weaknesses identified in existing security protocols as well as industry guidance on algorithms, the following are some things to bear in mind when considering your business’ plans for encryption in 2018.

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Andrew McKenna

Containers: Keeping You Secure

,14/09/17 11:50

Given there’s a lot of talk about containerisation in the applications marketplace at the moment, this post is intended to provide a light introduction to the subject with a few pointers on security.

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Andrew McKenna

An Introduction to DevOps

,06/09/17 09:54

We’ll start at the beginning and ramp up really quickly. DevOps is a portmanteau of development and operations. We can consider it to mean automation of platform operations, or scripted operations. 

Wikipedia has the following definition:

"DevOps (a clipped compound of "development" and "operations") is a software delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration from concept to market, including product management, software development, and operations professionals. 

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Andrew McKenna

Why You Need To Defend Against Nation State Attacks

,06/07/17 16:21

A few months ago, I was working on a risk assessment with a business and one of the most extreme threats, beyond targeted malware, was an attack by a nation state. Given the nature of the business being assessed wasn't involved in, or related to critical infrastructure, and the IP wasn't such that it was of national or military importance to gain leverage, we gave the risk a low rating. In recent months, due to the leaking of custom malware developed by the NSA, the tools considered available only to nation states are now available to everyone. Where the internet democratised the attack vectors employable against entities with an online presence, the leak of custom, targeted malware, has lowered the barrier to entry such that even non-sophisticated malicious actors can leverage the experience, expertise and destructive force of a nation state.

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Andrew McKenna

Recent Posts

Andrew McKenna

Risk & Privacy: What are the board level considerations?

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,17/05/18 14:26

Problem: You’re on the board of a business and want to verify the business is implementing appropriate measures to adhere to security and privacy best practices. What instruments should the business be able to provide you as assurance?

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Your Encryption Checklist

Encryption

,12/01/18 10:14

 

 

Encryption is one of the foundations of keeping data secure, if a hacker can't read the information they've stolen, it's useless. Storing unencrypted cardholder data in any part of your website is asking for trouble. Hackers know what to look for and where to find it, so you need to ensure you're encrypting data.  

Based on real and potential weaknesses identified in existing security protocols as well as industry guidance on algorithms, the following are some things to bear in mind when considering your business’ plans for encryption in 2018.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Containers: Keeping You Secure

,14/09/17 11:50

Given there’s a lot of talk about containerisation in the applications marketplace at the moment, this post is intended to provide a light introduction to the subject with a few pointers on security.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

An Introduction to DevOps

,06/09/17 09:54

We’ll start at the beginning and ramp up really quickly. DevOps is a portmanteau of development and operations. We can consider it to mean automation of platform operations, or scripted operations. 

Wikipedia has the following definition:

"DevOps (a clipped compound of "development" and "operations") is a software delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration from concept to market, including product management, software development, and operations professionals. 

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Why You Need To Defend Against Nation State Attacks

,06/07/17 16:21

A few months ago, I was working on a risk assessment with a business and one of the most extreme threats, beyond targeted malware, was an attack by a nation state. Given the nature of the business being assessed wasn't involved in, or related to critical infrastructure, and the IP wasn't such that it was of national or military importance to gain leverage, we gave the risk a low rating. In recent months, due to the leaking of custom malware developed by the NSA, the tools considered available only to nation states are now available to everyone. Where the internet democratised the attack vectors employable against entities with an online presence, the leak of custom, targeted malware, has lowered the barrier to entry such that even non-sophisticated malicious actors can leverage the experience, expertise and destructive force of a nation state.

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Cyber Security Insights

Ray Simpson
19/06/18 13:48

Getting to Grips With the Australian Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme.

In light of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme which came into effect in Australia on 22nd February 2018, Foregenix has launched three service ...

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Paul Taylor
21/05/18 09:14

Foregenix Identify Multiple Dell EMC RecoverPoint Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Foregenix is disclosing six vulnerabilities which were identified in Dell EMC RecoverPoint products during a recent engagement. In the course of the ...

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Andrew McKenna
17/05/18 14:26

Risk & Privacy: What are the board level considerations?

Problem: You’re on the board of a business and want to verify the business is implementing appropriate measures to adhere to security and privacy ...

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Benjamin Hosack
16/05/18 12:30

New Services to Secure Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Foregenix is proud to announce the launch of its Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Security Practice. Building upon years of experience in the Payment Card ...

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Jake Dennys
14/05/18 15:42

Foregenix Take Best Security at The Techies 2018!

The Techie Awards 2018 are a Business Exchange initiative, created to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon & ...

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