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Duncan Slater

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

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

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)

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

Cybersecurity, fraud

,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?

 

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

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

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)

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

Cybersecurity, fraud

,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?

 

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
18/04/18 15:02

Foregenix named as finalists in The Techies 2018!

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

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Duncan Slater
18/04/18 10:57

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

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 ...

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Paul Taylor
17/04/18 15:43

Responsible Disclosure of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered in NfSen and AlienVault OSSIM (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 – Vulnerability details This is the second and final post in our series about zero-day vulnerabilities we discovered in NfSen and ...

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Duncan Slater
12/04/18 13:30

Embrace Failure To Improve Your Security

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 ...

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Duncan Slater
09/04/18 11:53

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

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 ...

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