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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.


Feb
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answered Firewall Considerations with PGP Universal
Feb
8
revised Can web connections from a virtual machine guest using NAT attract attacks from the Web to the host?
sorted title
Feb
8
revised How hard is it to intercept SMS (two-factor authentication)?
psychically /= physically :-)
Feb
7
comment How to apply IT Security knowledge to Home Security?
@Rick - I have been persuaded this question is different enough to the other one that we should save it. (the powers of chat and votes to reopen) - can you improve it a bit though to differentiate it from security.stackexchange.com/questions/1244/…
Feb
7
comment References to issues of putting backdors into opensource (like OpenBSD) by FBI or CIA
Hi @Grzegorz - this question doesn't really fit this site. Have a quick look at the faq for some more guidance.
Feb
7
revised How to apply IT Security knowledge to Home Security?
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Feb
7
comment How to learn penetration testing at home?
You may have a problem with this Jeff. Because this type of service can cause damage, organisations will often require you to "deliver services professionally" and if you fail to do this (because you are learning), you could cause 'wilful damage' - or the equivalent in your jurisdiction and be held liable for all damages!
Feb
7
answered How to learn penetration testing at home?
Feb
6
comment What are the best security practices to install a C# Web App on client servers?
Sorted links for you
Feb
6
revised What are the best security practices to install a C# Web App on client servers?
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Feb
6
comment Tripwire - Is it security Theater?
Shawn - most of those statements are provably untrue. Quick examples: Rootkits are usually not placed by the user, but inserted by an attacker. Firewall config files are usually well segregated from traffic through the firewall. Backdoors and blank passwords - sometimes, but generally these are found and rectified...
Feb
5
revised What are the pros and cons of a VPN for privacy
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Feb
5
revised What are the pros and cons of a VPN for privacy
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Feb
5
revised What are the pros and cons of a VPN for privacy
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Feb
5
answered What is a simplest “Crash an application” demonstration to get access to a system?
Feb
3
comment What is the most appropriate way to notify/request permission from an ISP related to white-hat security testing?
The hold harmless is from the ISP - the client informs them that we will be testing, and the ISP provides us with a letter agreeing that they will not hold us liable. In any case I would always get something from the ISP
Feb
3
revised Keyloggers on Smartphones?
question clarified
Feb
3
answered Most secure data storage?
Feb
2
answered What security technology do I need to protect my SSN database?
Feb
2
comment How do you destroy an old hard drive?
I have had some success bending the disks until the coating flakes off - just for fun, not really a useful method at work:-)