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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.


Jul
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reviewed Close Pre boot authentication for Android phones
Jul
24
reviewed Close IBM TAM and Webseal for securing web applications
Jul
24
answered What are the benefits of encryption for everyday people?
Jul
24
reviewed No Action Needed Does a virus need to be clicked on to function?
Jul
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reviewed Close Why isn't auditd logging file deletes?
Jul
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reviewed Close Sqlmap How to use different user?
Jul
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reviewed Close Issues setting up DVWA for SQLMAP
Jul
24
reviewed Close what type of attack does LOIC do?
Jul
24
comment what type of attack does LOIC do?
If you read any of the documentation on LOID, it tells you this. This question is not on topic here - it is not a security question.
Jul
24
reviewed Close how can i bypass close_notify in ssl in firefox?
Jul
24
reviewed Close Can I test/determine all decryption types on an unkown filetype. I do have the password
Jul
24
reviewed Close Has personal computing security gotten better or worse in recent years?
Jul
24
reviewed Close Nessus spots fake updates
Jul
24
comment Why shouldn't we roll our own?
Anthony - your final paragraph is correct, however your example is provably weak despite you thinking it was effective. This just helps to support the principle, which is: don't do it, unless you are an expert. And even if you were an expert, don't do it alone.
Jul
23
comment Pre-given words as “ad recommendation” solution?
This was a toss up between unsure what you are asking, and possibly not a security question at all. Any hypothetical solution that reduces income for advertisers is unlikely to happen. </cynic>
Jul
23
reviewed Reviewed Airmon-ng, airbase-ng and interface names
Jul
23
comment Airmon-ng, airbase-ng and interface names
Welcome to Security.SE. The questions you are asking are not on topic here, as they are general networking.
Jul
23
reviewed No Action Needed Help me catch someone red handed on our server.
Jul
23
reviewed No Action Needed Are Internet Explorers “Tracking Protection” able to prevent AddThis canvas fingerprinting?
Jul
23
reviewed Reviewed How to identify and analyze malware that checks for security tools before running?