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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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comment Services Like McAfee Secure
It should read checking for brand squatting
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comment Password sharing with spouse or mate (bulk-change shared passwords (via cloud service))?
No. Simple not to. It's not a case of secrets. It's sensible practice.
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reviewed Close Where can I find a solid BURP tutorial?
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revised Will gmail close my well intentioned botnet account?
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comment Will gmail close my well intentioned botnet account?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
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comment What is Satisfiability Modulo Theories
Santhosh, please re-read tour to understand what is on topic here. So far all your questions have been closed.
Mar
25
comment Is my ISP hacking me?
obdalh - without being able to say what that file was, there is nothing useful we can do for you. Personally, I'm not sure there is anything wrong with your network at all. Check all the devices on the network - those 2 linksys icons may be the same device.
Mar
25
comment understanding the vulnerability to write a snort rule
please read How to Ask to understand why your questions are not suitable here.
Mar
25
comment DMZ-Hosting for VOIP services…To Use or Not To Use?
James - I have edited this question to remove the spam, but if you do it again you'll be suspended or removed entirely. We don't permit spam here.
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revised DMZ-Hosting for VOIP services…To Use or Not To Use?
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comment Security Tool To Control File Transfers on a Virtual Machine
no - we don't do software recommendations
Mar
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comment Security Tool To Control File Transfers on a Virtual Machine
If a user can read a file, the data can be copied. That's a physical world given. However, it is very easy to disallow the moving of files from a VM. What is your risk model here?
Mar
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comment Security Tool To Control File Transfers on a Virtual Machine
The general tool used for this is a firewall - is there something over and above this that you require. Firewalls can control file access, data transfer, connection to IP address/domain, user access etc etc etc
Mar
23
revised Can a Trojan hide itself, so its activity doesn't appear in task manager process?
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Mar
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comment Server Files Got Exposed, What Security Steps Should I Take?
user2662398 - please do not cross post. Closing here as duplicate anyway.
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reviewed Close What are some of the primary ways that people's privacy is protected from Big Data?