Cybersecurity Insights

Andrew McKenna

Information Privacy, The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) & Your Business

30/01/17 16:43

To begin, we'll take the following definitions of 'privacy' and 'information privacy' from the International Association of Privacy Professionals:

Broadly speaking, privacy is the right to be let alone, or freedom from interference or intrusion. Information privacy is the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used.

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Andrew McKenna

Encryption 102: 5 Methods of Encryption (Part 2)

07/12/16 16:02

Following on from Encryption 101, this post will focus on different methods of Encryption, when they're applicable and why they are important. 

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Andrew McKenna

Encryption 101 - How it works. (Part 1)

21/10/16 10:17

Written by Andrew McKenna, PCI, PA, P2PE-QSA at Foregenix

When it comes to talking about encryption, it’s important to ensure we’re speaking about the same thing – and to clarify and simplify some of the different implementations we see. Sometimes these are implemented for security and best practice, while other times they are implemented to tick a box. It's important to know the difference between encryption mechanisms, know when to use what and be able to identify and judge the security of particular implementations. This is the first of 2 or more posts.

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Kirsty Trainer

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

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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Kirsty Trainer

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

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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Andrew McKenna

Information Privacy, The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) & Your Business

30/01/17 16:43

To begin, we'll take the following definitions of 'privacy' and 'information privacy' from the International Association of Privacy Professionals:

Broadly speaking, privacy is the right to be let alone, or freedom from interference or intrusion. Information privacy is the right to have some control over how your personal information is collected and used.

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Encryption 102: 5 Methods of Encryption (Part 2)

07/12/16 16:02

Following on from Encryption 101, this post will focus on different methods of Encryption, when they're applicable and why they are important. 

Read More
Andrew McKenna

Encryption 101 - How it works. (Part 1)

21/10/16 10:17

Written by Andrew McKenna, PCI, PA, P2PE-QSA at Foregenix

When it comes to talking about encryption, it’s important to ensure we’re speaking about the same thing – and to clarify and simplify some of the different implementations we see. Sometimes these are implemented for security and best practice, while other times they are implemented to tick a box. It's important to know the difference between encryption mechanisms, know when to use what and be able to identify and judge the security of particular implementations. This is the first of 2 or more posts.

Read More
Kirsty Trainer

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

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?

Read More
Kirsty Trainer

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

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.

Read More