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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
  • Mensa Security SIG Secretary
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, Parenting, 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 Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
No - it was just operating way beyond any expected design loads:-)
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comment Are there any two way + two factor authentication systems in use?
This isn't actually real out of band 2 factor, in many circumstances, though - it uses your phone, but if your phone is compromised then it doesn't matter that the cell network is separate from the TCP/IP connection...
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comment Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
Poly - I did contract in an organisation that had major brand name firewalls that failed open under heavy load!!
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comment Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
dr01's post is correct, however we do see DDoS attacks used as parts of wider attacks, either as a precursor, to saturate support/response staff and monitoring tools so the theft (for example) is not spotted, or as a blunt force tool to knock out defensive functions.
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reviewed Close Can I use same suricata instance for both IDS (for L3,4) and IPS (for L3,L4,L7)?
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reviewed Close Do VPNs really mask your identity or is it a facade?
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reviewed Close Windows server 2012 R2 - delay before certificates start working
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reviewed Leave Closed How do I deal with browsers complaining that my MediaWiki website has unsecure resources?
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comment New in the Web application security field, what i have to do?
This type of question is so broad we just cannot answer it here. There is no "you should do this first"
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comment How to remain 100% anonymous on the internet?
Jatin - I'd suggest having a read of high-voted answers on various questions, and our tour and How to Answer pages to see what we require from an answer post on Security.SE
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reviewed Close OpenAM 12.0 IDP SOAP based SLO not working on https
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comment Securing the security guy's home office: what should we do?
Bob - a combination of off the shelf kit (some a bit hacked about) and slightly higher end stuff I have picked up over the years. This network is really simple compared with ones I have configured and managed in my earlier role as network Admin, so it's really not an issue
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comment Securing the security guy's home office: what should we do?
Actually, since I wrote this I have now added cloud backup for my essential files :-)
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revised Where can I learn cryptography/cryptanalysis the hard way, without going to school ? Any good book?
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comment static vs dynamic vs challenge response
Joshua - if you use someone else's image you must reference the source. Otherwise we will have to delete this post.
May
23
comment Host Protected Area forensics
Hi Manumit - not sure what security question you are asking here
May
23
comment How to begin learning about cyber security?
If you look through the questions here in categories such as professional development, or careers, you'll see why this question is way too broad for this site. We aren't in the market for recommending study resources generally (although a Google search doors turn up loads!)
May
23
comment How to Check if a server is not vulnerable to logjam?
Mike, Scott and cciegeek - those answers don't apply in the OP's scenario.