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Information Security, Risk and Governance Specialist.

Heavily involved in information security and risk solutions for the last 16 years in the UK, US and throughout Europe.

  • Scottish Chairman of the Institute of Information Security Professionals
  • Immediate Past President of ISACA Scotland
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, Parenting, Outdoors, Video Production, Sound Design and Personal Productivity Stack Exchange sites and Administrator for the Security Stack Exchange Blog
  • Contributor to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • EC Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO)
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC)

  • have also been a member of the Standards and Operations Committees for the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a CLAS Consultant.

Extensive experience in Enterprise Risk and Security, from a deep technical grounding in application, network and platform security, as well as over 10 years working with global banking clients helping them identify, evaluate and mitigate information risks from a business and governance perspective.

Key roles in integration programmes, aligning security policies and business risk appetites across divisions in order to provide pragmatic security solutions.

Has created security development pathways and managed large scale security programmes, including global attack & penetration engagements, privacy and security assessments, incident response and fraud and forensic investigations.

Core clients have included global and UK banks, government departments as well as organisations in the Energy, Telecomms and other markets.

Acts as a mentor and coach for numerous security professionals in Scotland, providing career guidance as well as promoting a passion for the industry.

Provides subject matter experience at both strategic and technical levels, defining, reviewing and assessing enterprise level information security strategy, policies and standards for clients, incorporating the ISO 27000 series, COBIT, ITIL and other industry recognised baselines.

Presented at the inaugural e-Crime Scotland Summit and presents regularly on aspects of Information Security at various events in the UK, especially on the business implications of security issues.

Published in the Financial Times, ISACA Journal, assisted in the production of ISACA's APT white paper, and various other publications.

comment How to become an exploit developer from scratch!
If you have a look at this site you will see that while we have a few questions on professional education, training, etc., this type of question is not within our scope.
comment Magic Bullet Application or Tool for the ITSec Pro
Guys - this has nothing to do with security (as per our scope) and recommendations are explicitly off topic too.
comment Event id list/documentation for juniper and stonegate devices?
paU1i - please read How to Ask and the tour page. The questions you are asking are not on topic, so I think you need to familiarise yourself with this site scope
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comment How to convince my management of a physical security risk?
Poly- is video of Freaky Clown's Securi-Tay talk up yet. It could also be useful
comment why isn't my rule alerting to snort?
@BuffetOverFlow - so far all your questions have been closed here. Please have a look at How to Ask and our tour page for a bit of guidance.
comment What dashboards are really helpful in a Security Operations Center(SOC)
Personally, the 6 or 7 SOCs I have had full experience of have all had different requirements. Some required a map for a snapshot of incidents, others were per-country screens of green and red incident trackers, yet others had per-team screens showing activity. And yes - essential! What you need to do is identify what information you need most rapidly and have your main screens showing that, then be able to drill down or grab specific screens to the operators' desktops.
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comment Issue regarding vulnerability of cookies
Divyanshu - any member of the community can downvote for any of the reasons given (eg not useful, no research effort etc). darkf is also providing useful comments to help you.
comment What dashboards are really helpful in a Security Operations Center(SOC)
All the ones used in SOC's are useful, otherwise they wouldn't be there. It depends what data your SOC team need to know. Closed as this isn't really a question.
comment Services Like McAfee Secure
It should read checking for brand squatting
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comment Password sharing with spouse or mate (bulk-change shared passwords (via cloud service))?
No. Simple not to. It's not a case of secrets. It's sensible practice.
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comment Will gmail close my well intentioned botnet account?
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