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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 server security problem
duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/218005/…
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comment Mac OSX: What is the safest way to access an unknown USB storage?
That's grand Matthew - I hope my edit didn't seem too cheeky. Your edit rolls that all up nicely
Sep
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comment What are these publicly available tools allow you to identify businesses that use remote desktop software?
Yep - as I mentioned to @Iszi in chat, that would work. Neither he nor I have time at present, but please do it and ping me and I'll reopen
Sep
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comment What are these publicly available tools allow you to identify businesses that use remote desktop software?
Hi Curt - unfortunately this has so many answers it really doesn't fit here. Yes, every and any available security tool may be used. The researchers don't necessarily see a need to state which ones they used - just needs to be something that can connect to an RDP port (or other remote admin port) and return banners.
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reviewed Leave Open Are there any tools for automated penetration testing of Silverlight applications?
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reviewed Close How do I force Firefox or any other browser to check for CRLs
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revised Mac OSX: What is the safest way to access an unknown USB storage?
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comment Mac OSX: What is the safest way to access an unknown USB storage?
Matthew, a write blocker is used during forensic investigations to avoid corrupting evidence. It will absolutely not stop the device infecting you.
Sep
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reviewed Close Stopping nosey people on Facebook
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reviewed Leave Open Is there a tool that puts on a webserver some .html or .php files filled with popular malware like java drive-bys or other browser exploit payloads?
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reviewed Leave Open Could John Oliver be (inadvertently?) launching DOS attacks?
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reviewed Leave Closed How to check whether firewall allows traffic on specific port but not listening on the port
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reviewed Close Tools to analyze Hooks on Windows 7 / 2008, x64 platform
Sep
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comment Why is HTTPS not the default protocol?
It was flagged to me by community members, and i agree with them. My comment above explains my point.
Sep
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comment Why is HTTPS not the default protocol?
Hi fjw - this is a very old question, with good answers, and an accepted answer. Your answer doesn't bring anything new - I'd encourage you to contribute by answering new questions.
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revised How critical is this 'hack' for windows security?
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reviewed Close How to setup a VPN server to connect windows server 2008 R2 using RDP