39,767 reputation
747204
bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen 11 hours ago

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, 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.


16h
reviewed Close Is 1Password backwards compatible?
16h
reviewed No Action Needed What are the (practical) dangers of writing your own login method?
16h
reviewed Reviewed Security concept for Android app with PHP based REST API
16h
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Break the popularity contest crypto
19h
comment malicious website blocked - on a legit program?
Single player doesn't need to make lots of connections for data from other players etc.
20h
revised Monitoring Wireless modem without wired network
deleted 35 characters in body; edited title
20h
comment connecting a secure computer directly to the internet without a router
'can be' more secure...not 'is more secure' - depending on your skill and experience :-)
20h
comment How can I generate some public and private keys on both sides with low overhead?
Ricky - this answer would be useful if you could add a paragraph describing what each of those solutions does, otherwise they are vulnerable to link rot. Link only answers tend to get downvoted or deleted...
20h
reviewed No Action Needed Is 1Password backwards compatible?
20h
reviewed No Action Needed Does clicking lead to DoS attack?
21h
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does encryption/decryption work when one generate random key?
1d
reviewed Close Drive-by download attacks: What can cause the file to be downloaded without interaction?
1d
revised destruction wiki description
added 195 characters in body
1d
revised destruction wiki excerpt
deleted 53 characters in body
Jul
24
reviewed Close Pre boot authentication for Android phones
Jul
24
reviewed Close IBM TAM and Webseal for securing web applications
Jul
24
answered What are the benefits of encryption for everyday people?
Jul
24
reviewed No Action Needed Does a virus need to be clicked on to function?
Jul
24
reviewed Close Why isn't auditd logging file deletes?
Jul
24
reviewed Close Sqlmap How to use different user?