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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 IDS/IPS for Ubuntu Server
First off - you should avoid portscanning anything you do not own! Second - this is not on topic here. If you read the CSF manual, or indeed on any firewall configuration, you will see how to do this. Pretty much all common firewalls work well when configured correctly for the environment they are protecting. Work through it, and if you get stuck after reading all the manuals, please then read How to Ask and come back with targeted questions.
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reviewed Close how do vpns secure the encyption key?
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reviewed Close Authenticating Session-less system
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comment How could a system be zero-knowledge?
You have placed an assumption I didn't make: sharing publicly is not usually the case. Sharing to a group, or selected individuals is much more common in these instances. The group does not include the host.
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comment How could a system be zero-knowledge?
Carlier - No, your comment is incorrect. It is perfectly possible for the host to be unable to access any of the data and yet let the owner share it
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revised Human or Bot: Behind the Scene Checks vs CAPTCHA
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reviewed Close 15 Chars long PWD NTLM with John the Ripper
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reviewed Close Transaction without 3DS in some online websites is Fraud prone?
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comment Transaction without 3DS in some online websites is Fraud prone?
Mr.Chowdary - the answer to the question Tildal linked to is the answer to this question. It is exactly the same risk based decision.
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revised Can my IT department read my Google Hangouts chats while at work?
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comment Reconstruct bittorrent file from captured packets based on uTP
ANU - while your end goal may be to look at copyright issues/privacy, Artjom is correct: this question is a network/protocol question, not a security question. You could look at Super User for answers.
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reviewed Close Reconstruct bittorrent file from captured packets based on uTP
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reviewed Close Dropbox vulnerability details
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comment Can Chrome's Incognito mode be disabled?
As per Jeff's comment, this is covered elsewhere. It is not on topic here.
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comment Central Server Authentication
WhiteLion - what exactly are you asking for. If you are looking for code, then sorry, we don't do that here. If you have never configured a security architecture, or secured platforms, databases and networks, then this will be a learning experience for you - you will need far more information that can fit in a bit of Q&A online.
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comment text messages you cant delete
user54525 - Lucas's joke aside, your question is not on topic here, as it is not a security question. Nor is the tag encryption appropriate.
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reviewed Close Definition of computer literacy in the information security job field
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reviewed Close How secure is it to use an open-source software
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reviewed Close Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?