Cybersecurity Insights

Benjamin Hosack

Benj Hosack is a Director and co-Founder of Foregenix Limited. Foregenix is a specialist information security business delivering services in Forensics, PCI DSS, PCI P2PE, PA-DSS and information security solutions within the Payment Card Industry. Our technologies are designed to simplify security and PCI Compliance. Specialties: Cardholder Data Discovery - defining and reducing PCI DSS Scope / PA-DSS / PCI DSS / P2PE / Account Data Compromise Investigations. We are specialists in the Payment Card Industry and work with all types of companies in the payment chain (Acquiring banks, Processors, hosting providers, web designers, merchants, systems integrators etc).
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Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report & Magento End of Life

20/05/20 15:30

A great deal has been written about the Magento 1 End Of Life in June 2020 (less than 45 days time), this article will present a different perspective into the challenge.

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Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report - April

21/04/20 11:18
Our WebScan solution currently monitors nearly 7 million sites and we've recently started sharing a monthly report on the threatscape facing eCommerce businesses.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report

18/03/20 10:32
As you may be aware, our WebScan solution currently monitors over 6 million sites and we’ve begun to put out a monthly report to interested clients, partners and 3rd parties.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Supporting the Magento Community

19/08/19 13:41

Protecting your Magento Website is SIMPLE

Our forensic statistics show that Magento websites are being targeted by criminals - it is a growing problem affecting a large number of businesses - BUT it is a problem that is easy to address with a few simple steps taken by website owners and developers.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

Read More

Benjamin Hosack

Benj Hosack is a Director and co-Founder of Foregenix Limited. Foregenix is a specialist information security business delivering services in Forensics, PCI DSS, PCI P2PE, PA-DSS and information security solutions within the Payment Card Industry. Our technologies are designed to simplify security and PCI Compliance. Specialties: Cardholder Data Discovery - defining and reducing PCI DSS Scope / PA-DSS / PCI DSS / P2PE / Account Data Compromise Investigations. We are specialists in the Payment Card Industry and work with all types of companies in the payment chain (Acquiring banks, Processors, hosting providers, web designers, merchants, systems integrators etc).
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report & Magento End of Life

20/05/20 15:30

A great deal has been written about the Magento 1 End Of Life in June 2020 (less than 45 days time), this article will present a different perspective into the challenge.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report - April

21/04/20 11:18
Our WebScan solution currently monitors nearly 7 million sites and we've recently started sharing a monthly report on the threatscape facing eCommerce businesses.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

WebScan eCommerce Industry Report

18/03/20 10:32
As you may be aware, our WebScan solution currently monitors over 6 million sites and we’ve begun to put out a monthly report to interested clients, partners and 3rd parties.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Supporting the Magento Community

19/08/19 13:41

Protecting your Magento Website is SIMPLE

Our forensic statistics show that Magento websites are being targeted by criminals - it is a growing problem affecting a large number of businesses - BUT it is a problem that is easy to address with a few simple steps taken by website owners and developers.
Read More
Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

Read More