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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
  • President of ISACA Scotland
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, 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 Approve suggested edit on Steganography for BMP
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why would the BBC web site always ask for a personal certificate, and how do I avoid giving it away?
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comment What makes it illegal to use the information learned by exploiting a bug?
Steven - in the UK, scanning can be illegal.
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revised Trojan TCP and UDP ports removal solution?
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Apr
14
comment Protect or Unlock
I was going to answer this then realised this is a dupe.
Apr
14
comment Is 1password vulnerable to NSA spying?
Personally, I don;t think this qualifies for reopening, as there is not going to be a valid answer, just opinions. Your second edit helps, but you will need to completely edit the question. I am guessing you want to ask "How can I evaluate the security of a piece of software?" - which may be answerable as long as you don't want an answer stating 'this is safe' or 'this is unsafe'
Apr
14
comment Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
Because it is designed to stop you doing that. Deliberately. In order to protect most users.
Apr
14
comment Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
The jailbreak hacks are the exploitation of vulnerabilities.
Apr
14
answered Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
Apr
14
revised I have discovered a botnet during testing
heartbleed is irrelevant here
Apr
14
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
We don't do revenge/penalties though, so I'm a little baffled as to what you mean there. That said, though, I will be cleaning up the comments - but more than happy to chat in Information Security Chat
Apr
14
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
Uwe - there have been no massive edits. It was a very minor edit to make it clear who the owner of the image was - and that is really the only edit proposed by a handful of people. SE explicitly encourages editing by the community. My edit here was just to take it back to that position.
Apr
14
revised How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
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Apr
14
comment Is crypto.js vulnerable to heartbleed attack?
user44548 - what bit of Iserni's answer confuses you? He has explicitly stated it is not vulnerable.
Apr
13
comment Encrypting passwords?
The solution already exists, you don't need to reinvent the wheel. Use a reputable password safe.
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on I only use windows for games. Do I need anti virus protection?
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on /WEB-INF/web.xml showing MySQL credentials?
Apr
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Who proposed adding heartbeat to SSL? And who proposed it's form?
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
Apr
12
comment TEMPEST std Air Gap. What realisation should I take for?
As schroeder comments, and your comments confirm - you are asking a range fo questions, none with clarity. Please edit your question to accurately echo what you are trying to find out, so we can reopen.