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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, 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.


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comment Webistes listing email address lists for spammers
While this is the sort of thing that you could ask over on Information Security Chat it doesn't make a good question here.
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reviewed Close How can I Run my Kali Tools on a Remote Server
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reviewed Close DNS Amplification attacks
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reviewed Close Please help me to find the Hash algorithm and decrypt the password
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reviewed Close /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and /etc/httpd/conf.d/owncloud.http /Directory directives
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comment How to trace a (mobile) phone?
Why should the public be allowed to trace individuals? No - that would be very scary - it makes stalking, bullying and threats very easy.
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comment Scrambling Data and Keywords sent over the internet
Can you articulate your specific scenario?
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comment Does MS14-066 affect CE versions of Windows?
Kevin - I've edited your comment into the post. You can do this yourself, rather than add comments.
Nov
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revised Does MS14-066 affect CE versions of Windows?
added 434 characters in body
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reviewed Close Any reviews on cryptography implementation on Line mobile Messaging Application?
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reviewed Close Could someone compare basic anonymity vs basic computer hacker anonymity?
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comment What’s the purpose of this stock trading spam?
I think if reopened this would definitely be closed as off topic.
Nov
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comment What’s the purpose of this stock trading spam?
It is too broad because there are too many possible answers. The only way to know would be to ask that spammer.
Nov
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comment Old e-mail text types itself back into PC later by itself?
You know your 'keygens' are safe? Most are not safe - they are an excellent way to get malware onto systems!
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reviewed Close Hardware-based full disk encryption without pre-boot authentication
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reviewed Close Anonymiszing sensitive data in MySQL DB while retaining searchability
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comment What’s the purpose of this stock trading spam?
Hi there - closed as too broad, as it could be anything from stock inflation to Bayesian training. Read this security.stackexchange.com/questions/12589/…
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comment Can I ever hope to be secure using a cell phone or any mobile device?
Of course they can. Any skilled attacker could. You are focusing on the wrong thing. We talk a lot here about threat models - you cannot protect yourself against every thing, so just focus on those things that are relevant and that you can fix. Work out what threats are relevant to you, and see what you can do. Phone hacking by the NSA is not ever going to feature in most people's threat model.