Foregenix Blog

Kirsty Trainer

Marketing Manager & Design-fiend at Foregenix

Recent Posts

New survey shows 78% of eCommerce websites at risk

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 11/04/17 12:03

  • 47,000 out of 60,000 websites missing critical security patches
  • Over 3,000 are already hacked and losing customer data now

External security scans performed on 60,000 Magento websites show that 78% are missing critical security patches, while 5% are confirmed to have payment card data harvesting malware stealing their customer details. 

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Topics: Forensics and Incident Response

Foregenix Selected as Excellence Award: Industry Leadership Finalist for the SC Awards 2017 Europe

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 03/04/17 13:33

Foregenix has been named a finalist in the SC Awards 2017 Europe for outstanding industry leadership in information security. FGX-Web is recognised in the Best SME Security solution category, which acknowledges superior services and solutions that help customers address the most pressing cyber-security threats. The winners will be announced at the SC Magazine Awards Europe ceremony to be held in London on Tuesday 6 June at the stunning central London venue on the Riverside of the Thames, Old Billingsgate.

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Foregenix named as rising Cyber Security export star in the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 27/02/17 17:02

We're over the moon to announce that Foregenix has been placed at No 59 in the 3rd annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100! Our fantastic clients and talented team were instrumental in helping us achieve this recognition. We are delighted, so thank you to all. This was published in the Business section on Sunday, as well as on the Sunday Times tablet edition and online.

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Topics: web security, GDPR

Questions for a Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Consultant

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 26/09/16 13:24

As it stands, Foregenix have certified 70% of the current P2PE Applications and 40% of P2PE Solutions globally - so we have our fair share of experience and knowledge in a relatively new market. We asked one of our leading Consultants, Paolo Basilio, a few questions that frequently crop up during the process. 

1.     The growth of interest in Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) has been exponential in the last year and a half. What do you think has influenced this growth?

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Topics: PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

Hacked eCommerce Websites and Self-Notification

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 15/07/16 11:19

The number of hacked websites losing payment card data is rising rapidly - and the attacks are becoming more sophisticated, stealthy and continue to remain very lucrative for criminals.  You've all probably heard this before and are tired of the rhetoric.  What you may not have heard before is what it means for your online business if your website gets hacked and loses payment card data.  What are the potential liabilities and what is the industry doing to try to curb the loss of payment card data?

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Topics: web security

Between 35,000 and 40,000 credit cards exposed to hackers after coding errors led to SQL Injection.

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 25/05/16 15:00

The Forensic team at Foregenix are used to getting cases involving SQL Injections through the door – in fact, not only is SQLi one of the ‘oldest’ tricks in the book, it is still one of the most common attacks seen.

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Magento Security Advisory: CVE-2016-4010

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 19/05/16 15:46

An exploit targeting a critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4010) which is affecting all Magento Versions up to and including 2.0.6 was published on May 18th 2016. The sole prerequisite for a site to be vulnerable is to allow guest checkout, i.e. shopping by customers without an account on the site.

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IT Web Security Summit 2016 - Bryanston, South Africa

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 18/05/16 08:50

The ITWeb Security Summit 2016 is well underway with the workshop currently taking place at The Forum, Bryanston.

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Cyber Security News - May Update

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 17/05/16 09:57

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Topics: web security

PCI Compliance, SAQ A & the Hacked Website. Does tick box compliance ensure security?

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 30/03/16 12:47

With the vast majority of online businesses being classified within the small to medium sized category and the huge growth in eCommerce, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) came to the realisation that one of the industry’s greatest exposures lies with the tens of thousands of small to medium sized eCommerce businesses potentially not protecting their client payment data effectively.

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Topics: PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE, web security