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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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reviewed Close What does “unknown” status in nmap mean?
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reviewed Close Certificate Errors with bad Date Time settings
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reviewed Close Good book about creating malware, not just analyzing it
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comment Why does integrity exclude confidentiality?
hansn - as schroeder says, that is just wrong, I'm afraid. In all 3 parts.
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comment To work in the information security field
I would suggest aiming to do a doctorate without understanding how this would fit in to industry is misguided. Plan your doctorate (before you finish your 1st degree) based on what industry research will be desired.
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comment Separate normal traffic
user30276 - all your questions so far have been closed. Please re-read the How to Ask and tour pages to understand what is and isn't in scope here.
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comment typical request, what type of encryption is this?
Milen - One of our rules: be polite! Or you will be suspended!
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answered How do you explain to experts that a Database Server should not reside in the DMZ?
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comment How do you explain to experts that a Database Server should not reside in the DMZ?
my conclusion - these people are not experts in security
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comment How do they usually do to discover security issue
If you have a look at the Related sidebar to the right, or read through questions on this site around exploits, you will get a lot of info.
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comment How do they usually do to discover security issue
darkness - there are many ways researchers/black hats/white hats discover security issues. Far too broad to answer here.
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comment Add third party exploit to metasploit under kali linux 1.0.6
computersPro - all your questions have been closed so far. Please read tour to understand the scope of this site.
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reviewed Close How to Stop Email Spoofing
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reviewed Close Use PGP/Mime with Thunderbird and Enigmail
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reviewed Close Encrypted alert with code 21 for connection
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reviewed Close I was hacked, but I don't know why
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reviewed Leave Closed What questions should be asked when joining a new security team?