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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 Is it possible to keep your harddrive data safe from being copied and recovered
FireWire is actually worse - many laptops for example have direct memory access from FireWire ports! The cure for those at a previous employer was to fill the ports with epoxy!
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comment Stealing internet connection
This doesn't appear to be a security question as such, more a networking question. Can you clarify what you mean? I have a feeling Schroeder's comment is mostly correct though.
Jul
7
comment A parser for Fiddler
All your questions have been closed so far, which suggests you need to re-read the help and about pages to understand what questions are acceptable here. Understanding our scope and using the search function will help you
Jul
7
reviewed Looks OK Simplifying SMIME by re-using the Public & Private key across email accounts
Jul
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reviewed Close How does CSR signing work?
Jul
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reviewed Close Prevalence of offshoring in the Information Security Industry?
Jul
7
reviewed Close Recreating LMK from components
Jul
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reviewed Close How can I set up a secure virus laboratory?
Jul
7
reviewed Close How to defend against auto-scanning license plate cameras? (computer vision)
Jul
7
comment How to defend against auto-scanning license plate cameras? (computer vision)
There are laws against this in many countries, including the UK.
Jul
7
reviewed Close How VIP card helps in verification?
Jul
7
reviewed Close Protocols equivalent to TLS?
Jul
7
comment Can anyone help me find a rainbow table?
In respect to finding a single Windows 7 password from a hash, a rainbow table will not help you anyway, as there is no single salt used.
Jul
7
comment Can anyone help me find a rainbow table?
There are many rainbow tables, that are updated over time. We can't host a canonical list here, so this question is not a good fit for SE. I'd guess you would need to pay for the one you want.
Jul
7
comment Is installing malicious add-ons via drive-by attacks the only way to add new toolbars to browsers?
Irrelevant. You asked if it is the only way, and the answer is most definitely no. In my answer I explain why you wouldn't bother, as adding a toolbar is low value compared to total compromise.
Jul
7
answered Is installing malicious add-ons via drive-by attacks the only way to add new toolbars to browsers?
Jul
7
comment Cracking Kingston DataTraveler vault privacy - is it possible?
Couple of questions to help demonstrate why this isn't a useful approach: imagine you could get the hash- do you know how long it takes to brute force passwords? Do you know how long the password is? How will you know when you have the right password? ...
Jul
7
comment untangle server at work place privacy
The general answer to these types of questions is: your employer could track almost everything you do. They probably don't, as it requires effort, but unless you can guarantee the integrity of your device, and use end to end encryption then don't rely on it being secure.
Jul
7
revised What does this Snort rule do?
edited title
Jul
7
revised If an ATM is stolen, how easy can the personal information of the users be recovered?
please don't use code formatting unnecessarily