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Bruce Bickell

Social Engineering in a Time of Social Distancing

03/04/20 10:00

Phishing is a topic that has been discussed to death due to the ease of exploitation of humans and the approach taken to catch someone off guard. Other issues that are not considered as much are social engineering, CEO fraud, fake friends on social media, or waterhole attacks, and the reason for that is due to the overhead of effort versus reward.

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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.

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Why Cybersecurity Training Is Important As An SME.

27/11/18 10:25

You can’t load up a tech news source at the moment without seeing the word ‘breached’ somewhere; and for good reason. Attackers are constantly targeting businesses, searching for vulnerabilities they can exploit to siphon away sensitive data. If you think that as an SME you’re exempt from being hacked, you’re wrong.

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Paul Taylor

WiFi KRACK Attack

18/10/17 16:56

On Monday 16 October 2017 a WiFi attack called KRACK was announced which affects most WiFi networks and devices.

A successful attack unlocks the airwaves, allowing attackers to compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the network. Put simply, someone within range of a home or enterprise WiFi network can read data from the network and in some cases, even tamper with it.

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Kieran Murphy

Foregenix Highly Commended at Fraud Awards 2017

17/10/17 10:33

Earlier this year we were shortlisted for a prestige award at Fraud Awards 2017, presented by Retail Risk. Judges had selected Foregenix as a potential for Best Newcomer with the flagship product FGX-Web. Not long after proceedings began, we came highly commended by none other than the organiser of the event, Paul Bessant. 

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Bruce Bickell

Social Engineering in a Time of Social Distancing

03/04/20 10:00

Phishing is a topic that has been discussed to death due to the ease of exploitation of humans and the approach taken to catch someone off guard. Other issues that are not considered as much are social engineering, CEO fraud, fake friends on social media, or waterhole attacks, and the reason for that is due to the overhead of effort versus reward.

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

Why Cybersecurity Training Is Important As An SME.

27/11/18 10:25

You can’t load up a tech news source at the moment without seeing the word ‘breached’ somewhere; and for good reason. Attackers are constantly targeting businesses, searching for vulnerabilities they can exploit to siphon away sensitive data. If you think that as an SME you’re exempt from being hacked, you’re wrong.

Read More
Paul Taylor

WiFi KRACK Attack

18/10/17 16:56

On Monday 16 October 2017 a WiFi attack called KRACK was announced which affects most WiFi networks and devices.

A successful attack unlocks the airwaves, allowing attackers to compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the network. Put simply, someone within range of a home or enterprise WiFi network can read data from the network and in some cases, even tamper with it.

Read More
Kieran Murphy

Foregenix Highly Commended at Fraud Awards 2017

17/10/17 10:33

Earlier this year we were shortlisted for a prestige award at Fraud Awards 2017, presented by Retail Risk. Judges had selected Foregenix as a potential for Best Newcomer with the flagship product FGX-Web. Not long after proceedings began, we came highly commended by none other than the organiser of the event, Paul Bessant. 

Read More