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Duncan Slater

Reducing the Impact of a Breach Through Early Detection (Part 2) - Incident Response vs Incident Readiness

18/04/18 10:57

This two-part series is focused on reducing the impact of a breach through early detection. In part one we looked at the change in mindset from purely preventative measures, to implementing effective detection methods within your environment; and the positive impact that this could have.  In this article we will look at bridging the gap between the initial point of intrusion and instigation of an effective incident response plan.

80% of businesses do not have an incident response plan, 15% have a documented plan but lack the foundation to provide an efficient or effective response, leaving only 5% [1] of business with an actionable incident response plan in place.  In this, the second part of our IR series we are going to look at the need for an effective and functional Incident Response plan.

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Duncan Slater

Embrace Failure To Improve Your Security

12/04/18 13:30

Like many others this week, I have been glued to the amazing action coming from the Gold Coast, Australia, as many of the world’s top athletes compete in the Commonwealth Games.  As I marveled at the athletes competing across a variety of sports, it got me thinking “what could we learn from these athletes?”

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Duncan Slater

Reducing the Impact of a Breach Through Early Detection (Part 1)

09/04/18 11:53

How you respond to any incident can have a dramatic effect on the overall outcome and its potential on going impact.  Over this two-part series Foregenix will look to answer the question – “How well will you respond when it really matters?” covering Incident Response and the often-overlooked gap that is ‘Intrusion detection’ or as we like to call it ‘Incident Readiness.’

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Duncan Slater

Foregenix Review of the Office for National Statistics Crime Survey

21/07/17 10:15

Today [July 20th 2017] the Office for National Statistics in the UK released their annual Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), for the twelve month period March 2016 through to March 2017. Once again, Cyber crime (defined by the CSEW as cases where the internet or any type of online activity was related to any aspect of the offence) featured prominently in the report. 

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Duncan Slater

“Mind the Gap” – As a Small eCommerce Business, Who is Responsible for Your Security?

26/05/17 14:08

 

Major corporations spend hundreds of thousands of pounds and in some cases employ teams of people dedicated to manage and ensure the security of their environment.  But as a small eCommerce merchant, who is responsible for the security of your environment?  In most cases, small eCommerce businesses elect to outsource all of their website’s development to professionals specialising in eCommerce environments, but should the developers be responsible for the cybersecurity as well as the development and management of the environment? 

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Duncan Slater

Recent Posts

Duncan Slater

Reducing the Impact of a Breach Through Early Detection (Part 2) - Incident Response vs Incident Readiness

18/04/18 10:57

This two-part series is focused on reducing the impact of a breach through early detection. In part one we looked at the change in mindset from purely preventative measures, to implementing effective detection methods within your environment; and the positive impact that this could have.  In this article we will look at bridging the gap between the initial point of intrusion and instigation of an effective incident response plan.

80% of businesses do not have an incident response plan, 15% have a documented plan but lack the foundation to provide an efficient or effective response, leaving only 5% [1] of business with an actionable incident response plan in place.  In this, the second part of our IR series we are going to look at the need for an effective and functional Incident Response plan.

Read More
Duncan Slater

Embrace Failure To Improve Your Security

12/04/18 13:30

Like many others this week, I have been glued to the amazing action coming from the Gold Coast, Australia, as many of the world’s top athletes compete in the Commonwealth Games.  As I marveled at the athletes competing across a variety of sports, it got me thinking “what could we learn from these athletes?”

Read More
Duncan Slater

Reducing the Impact of a Breach Through Early Detection (Part 1)

09/04/18 11:53

How you respond to any incident can have a dramatic effect on the overall outcome and its potential on going impact.  Over this two-part series Foregenix will look to answer the question – “How well will you respond when it really matters?” covering Incident Response and the often-overlooked gap that is ‘Intrusion detection’ or as we like to call it ‘Incident Readiness.’

Read More
Duncan Slater

Foregenix Review of the Office for National Statistics Crime Survey

21/07/17 10:15

Today [July 20th 2017] the Office for National Statistics in the UK released their annual Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), for the twelve month period March 2016 through to March 2017. Once again, Cyber crime (defined by the CSEW as cases where the internet or any type of online activity was related to any aspect of the offence) featured prominently in the report. 

Read More
Duncan Slater

“Mind the Gap” – As a Small eCommerce Business, Who is Responsible for Your Security?

26/05/17 14:08

 

Major corporations spend hundreds of thousands of pounds and in some cases employ teams of people dedicated to manage and ensure the security of their environment.  But as a small eCommerce merchant, who is responsible for the security of your environment?  In most cases, small eCommerce businesses elect to outsource all of their website’s development to professionals specialising in eCommerce environments, but should the developers be responsible for the cybersecurity as well as the development and management of the environment? 

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Cyber Security Insights

Jake Dennys
10/09/18 11:37

Using a hosted payment page? This is why you still need to secure your website.

Many companies that host payment pages will boast of their ability to securely process payments. Whilst this may be true, it does not mean that your ...

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Jake Dennys
22/08/18 13:25

Foregenix to join the PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable.

We're proud to consider ourselves one of the industry leaders in the cybersecurity arena, and we are constantly striving to share our knowledge with ...

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Akash Sharma
22/08/18 10:50

FGX-Web gets a fresh new look!

FGX-Web gets a fresh new look! Initially, FGX-Web was created to aid our Forensic Analysts in conducting investigations following a data breach. ...

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Jake Dennys
16/08/18 17:12

What can a Website Security Health Check provide you?

Everyday there's another data compromise. Check the news, big breaches are happening all the time - and that's just the high profile ones. It's the ...

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Kirsty Trainer
15/08/18 14:39

P2PE - What are the benefits to retail merchants?

Point-to-Point-Encryption, known to most as P2PE is a standard that is quickly becoming the preferred way for acquirers and merchants to secure ...

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