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Richard Jones

Richard could be considered as a PCI DSS / payment security veteran having been actively involved in Business Development roles in this field for nearly 9 years. During this time he has worked with merchant customers of all sizes and has latterly been focused on large scale programs to serve the self-assessment validation requirements of the SMB market. His experience extends to working with leading acquiring banks and payment services providers throughout the EMEA region. Prior to PCI DSS, Richard held positions at a number of Cyber Security start-ups, focusing on biometrics, digital rights management and managed security services. He is also a contributor to The Analogies Project: https://theanalogiesproject.org/

Recent Posts

Richard Jones

Premier League Club Shows Commitment To GDPR

We're happy to annound that Premier League football club West Ham United has partnered Foregenix to prepare for the upcoming GDPR’s new data privacy rules. The GDPR will officially replace the Data Protection Act as of May 2018, and penalties for non-compliance are up to 4 per cent of annual global turnover or up to €20million, whichever is greater.

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Richard Jones

The Visa EU Acquirer Mandate - What it means to SME Business

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,23/03/16 13:24


As a PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) we have experienced an exponential increase in the number of e-commerce merchants who are succumbing to account data compromises.  This new mandate could have serious implications for those businesses and their acquiring banks.

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Richard Jones

Prepare to don the ‘luminous green jacket’ of Cyber Security

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,08/01/16 15:55

There’s no doubt that each high profile data compromise story seems to garner more attention than the last. The news media thrives on stories that run and run, particularly if they have a whiff of corporate miss-doing about them.  The problem is that such ‘scandals’ are rarely isolated.  It’s more a case of who hits the headlines first and whether or not others can get their act together before they get found out too!  The reality is that many are ‘accidents waiting to happen’, a case of pushing ones luck for as long as one can get away with it. Simply put, taking a risk. After all isn’t that what running a business is all about?

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Richard Jones

Ashley Madison: The Real Cost of Stolen Data

web security

,23/07/15 15:46

For today’s media, in many ways the Ashley Madison hack has all the ingredients for the perfect story.

It combines moral debate with cyber security and privacy - all subjects that can command a huge amount of coverage on their own, let alone blended into a single headline. This scenario will really push the ‘all publicity is good publicity’ theory to its very limits.

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Richard Jones

Automotive Cyber Security – how cyber-secure is your car?

web security

,22/07/15 11:50

Today it’s been published that a car has had its systems hacked into and been forced off the road, with the unfortunate driver ending up in a ditch, reportedly caused by a software vulnerability in the entertainment and navigation system being exploited to allow remote control of key functionality of the vehicle.

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Richard Jones

Richard could be considered as a PCI DSS / payment security veteran having been actively involved in Business Development roles in this field for nearly 9 years. During this time he has worked with merchant customers of all sizes and has latterly been focused on large scale programs to serve the self-assessment validation requirements of the SMB market. His experience extends to working with leading acquiring banks and payment services providers throughout the EMEA region. Prior to PCI DSS, Richard held positions at a number of Cyber Security start-ups, focusing on biometrics, digital rights management and managed security services. He is also a contributor to The Analogies Project: https://theanalogiesproject.org/

Recent Posts

Richard Jones

Premier League Club Shows Commitment To GDPR

We're happy to annound that Premier League football club West Ham United has partnered Foregenix to prepare for the upcoming GDPR’s new data privacy rules. The GDPR will officially replace the Data Protection Act as of May 2018, and penalties for non-compliance are up to 4 per cent of annual global turnover or up to €20million, whichever is greater.

Read More
Richard Jones

The Visa EU Acquirer Mandate - What it means to SME Business

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,23/03/16 13:24


As a PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) we have experienced an exponential increase in the number of e-commerce merchants who are succumbing to account data compromises.  This new mandate could have serious implications for those businesses and their acquiring banks.

Read More
Richard Jones

Prepare to don the ‘luminous green jacket’ of Cyber Security

PCI, PA-DSS and P2PE

,08/01/16 15:55

There’s no doubt that each high profile data compromise story seems to garner more attention than the last. The news media thrives on stories that run and run, particularly if they have a whiff of corporate miss-doing about them.  The problem is that such ‘scandals’ are rarely isolated.  It’s more a case of who hits the headlines first and whether or not others can get their act together before they get found out too!  The reality is that many are ‘accidents waiting to happen’, a case of pushing ones luck for as long as one can get away with it. Simply put, taking a risk. After all isn’t that what running a business is all about?

Read More
Richard Jones

Ashley Madison: The Real Cost of Stolen Data

web security

,23/07/15 15:46

For today’s media, in many ways the Ashley Madison hack has all the ingredients for the perfect story.

It combines moral debate with cyber security and privacy - all subjects that can command a huge amount of coverage on their own, let alone blended into a single headline. This scenario will really push the ‘all publicity is good publicity’ theory to its very limits.

Read More
Richard Jones

Automotive Cyber Security – how cyber-secure is your car?

web security

,22/07/15 11:50

Today it’s been published that a car has had its systems hacked into and been forced off the road, with the unfortunate driver ending up in a ditch, reportedly caused by a software vulnerability in the entertainment and navigation system being exploited to allow remote control of key functionality of the vehicle.

Read More

Cyber Security Insights

Andrew McKenna
14/09/17 11:50

Containers: Keeping You Secure

Given there’s a lot of talk about containerisation in the applications marketplace at the moment, this post is intended to provide a light ...

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Jake Dennys
11/09/17 13:04

Foregenix Achieve 11 Award Nominations in 6 Months

As a UK-based cybersecurity firm, our employees and clients touch every continent on the globe. Despite the company’s small size, with only 91 ...

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Zacharias Pigadas
08/09/17 15:45

Getting The Most Out Of Your Web Application Penetration Test

The purpose of this post is to help clients better prepare, digest and act upon the results of a web application penetration test. A large amount of ...

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Andrew McKenna
06/09/17 09:54

An Introduction to DevOps

We’ll start at the beginning and ramp up really quickly. DevOps is a portmanteau of development and operations. We can consider it to mean automation ...

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Ewan Gardner
07/08/17 14:51

Anatomy Of A Magento Attack: Froghopper

  Magento is the most popular eCommerce web application in the world, with an estimated 236,000 live web sites using the Content Management System ...

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