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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, 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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reviewed Leave Open Why are MD5 and SHA-1 still used for checksums and certificates if they are called broken?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to avoid to lose data encrypted because it was encrypted by no longer supported software?
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reviewed Leave Closed Software Firewall Rules not effective (not working)
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comment Is there any benefit to login to a website as anonymously as possible, if you've already been there from an identifiable IP address?
No - you misunderstand. Getting it back makes no sense in this context, and deleting it almost certainly won't remove it either as the provider will have backups of some type.
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comment How can I get EAPOL packet's number?
At risk of sounding facetious - don't use WPA.
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comment Is there any benefit to login to a website as anonymously as possible, if you've already been there from an identifiable IP address?
There is no such thing as "get the file back" - the general rule is "what goes on the internet stays on the internet... Forever"
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answered Destroying sensitive partition
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comment Why is a public key called a key - isn't it a lock?
Steve - I'm not an employee, but I like the stack exchange model because it avoids opinion and unnecessary conversation. There are a million forums which do the conversation side. What SE does is answers to questions. And it does it very well. It really doesn't need to be a conversation.
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comment Why is a public key called a key - isn't it a lock?
Paul - I was responding to Steve, who did use that term. SE's official policy is that their sites are not conversation forums. Whether we like that or not, and I understand and sympathise with Steve on this, we do have to work within the framework.
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comment Why is a public key called a key - isn't it a lock?
Steve - this site is explicitly not a conversation forum. Personally I'd downvote this if I wasn't a mod, as it's irrelevant to security. You could call it an orange if you wanted - it wouldn't change anything.
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revised Can I use the output from a DRBG directly as K for AES, or do I need to use a key generator algorithm?
deleted 96 characters in body; edited title
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comment I'm wondering how I hide my identity online well
Many of your questions are duplicates of existing questions - can you please make an effort to search before asking a new question? Thanks.
Apr
29
reviewed Close Browser is showing SSL error when using burpsuite
Apr
29
reviewed Close Which web application vulnerability scanner is the best for single page applications?
Apr
26
answered How could honeypot be vulnerable?
Apr
24
reviewed Close How does Amazon Fire TV know my name/account?
Apr
24
reviewed Approve Is it possible for malware to be in the BIOS or in hardware?
Apr
24
comment WPA vulnerabilities for pentest
SSID is not a secret.
Apr
23
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Answer