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

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.
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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

Data Breach Liabilities - PCI Penalties, GDPR and a Warranty

27/03/19 14:19

Data breaches seem to be a regular feature in the news nowadays, especially since GDPR regulation kicked in last year. This higher frequency of articles announcing newly-hacked-victim-organisations gives an idea of the growing scale of the security problem - a trend that we have been talking and warning about for years.

Organisations particularly at risk of compromise are online businesses - eCommerce websites. In fact eCommerce websites are currently the most targeted type of organisation within the Payment Card Industry - simply because the crime is so much easier to execute. The reward for criminals is not as high as targeting a bank, but the crime is a lot easier to pull and scale too.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

New Services to Secure Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

16/05/18 12:30

Foregenix is proud to announce the launch of its Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Security Practice. Building upon years of experience in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) helping organisations secure their people, processes and technology, and in response to constantly increasing cybersecurity attacks, Foregenix is once again extending its portfolio of services.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Sunday Times Export Track 100 List Foregenix For Second Year Running

27/02/18 09:16

We're very excited - and honoured - to announce that we have made the Sunday Times Export Track 100 alongside some of Britain's fastest growing exporting businesses.

We recognise that achievements like this are only possible with the support and loyalty of our clients and our talented team - thank you for your support and belief in Foregenix.  The increase in business through the last year has enabled us to grow our teams across the globe and refine our products and services to continue provide the best customer service we can offer.  

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

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

Data Breach Liabilities - PCI Penalties, GDPR and a Warranty

27/03/19 14:19

Data breaches seem to be a regular feature in the news nowadays, especially since GDPR regulation kicked in last year. This higher frequency of articles announcing newly-hacked-victim-organisations gives an idea of the growing scale of the security problem - a trend that we have been talking and warning about for years.

Organisations particularly at risk of compromise are online businesses - eCommerce websites. In fact eCommerce websites are currently the most targeted type of organisation within the Payment Card Industry - simply because the crime is so much easier to execute. The reward for criminals is not as high as targeting a bank, but the crime is a lot easier to pull and scale too.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

New Services to Secure Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

16/05/18 12:30

Foregenix is proud to announce the launch of its Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Security Practice. Building upon years of experience in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) helping organisations secure their people, processes and technology, and in response to constantly increasing cybersecurity attacks, Foregenix is once again extending its portfolio of services.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Sunday Times Export Track 100 List Foregenix For Second Year Running

27/02/18 09:16

We're very excited - and honoured - to announce that we have made the Sunday Times Export Track 100 alongside some of Britain's fastest growing exporting businesses.

We recognise that achievements like this are only possible with the support and loyalty of our clients and our talented team - thank you for your support and belief in Foregenix.  The increase in business through the last year has enabled us to grow our teams across the globe and refine our products and services to continue provide the best customer service we can offer.  

Read More