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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.


Oct
21
comment IT Security and Ethical Hacking
There are a range of courses in many countries - you really need to look locally, speak to your course leader and discuss your needs from a course. Security Stackexchange isn't a suitable place to ask this sort of question (it comes under 'subjective') so I'll have to close. Have a look at security.stackexchange.com/questions/3592 though, which may be of interest.
Oct
20
revised Secure jquery ajax calls from a non secure page
grammar
Oct
20
revised Which forensic techniques should I use to identify intrusion or monitoring of my computer or cellphone
removed irrelevant data to help answers be less subjective
Oct
19
comment Staying safe, but still connected, at security conferences
Ubuntu can be run in a (almost) zero knowledge of Linux manner - it is pretty simple these days. Worth a look. Although that won't solve your problem - Linux gets hacked too :-)
Oct
19
answered Remote Connection Tampering
Oct
19
comment Laptop was stolen, they tried to log into my facebook from their location on my laptop
Michael - as @Iszi says, you'll need to provide us with more information. As it stands this isn't a very useful question.
Oct
19
revised Which forensic techniques should I use to identify intrusion or monitoring of my computer or cellphone
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Oct
19
answered Which forensic techniques should I use to identify intrusion or monitoring of my computer or cellphone
Oct
17
answered Data Protection in EU for usage of personal documents
Oct
17
comment Data Protection in EU for usage of personal documents
Can you provide a bit more info - where are you, and where are your customers (data subjects)? I'll pop up some examples but it will depend a lot on locations.
Oct
17
answered What's wrong with storing private keys in the cloud?
Oct
15
answered Alternatives for DNS resolution
Oct
15
answered Too many passwords?
Oct
15
comment What does it mean when a webpage says refresh is disabled?
@Pacerier - Steve's description of Mr Gibson - have a wee read of attrition.org/errata/charlatan/steve_gibson
Oct
14
answered Protecting cellphones from USB attacks (a.k.a. Juice Jacking)
Oct
14
comment What is considered a reasonably high iteration count?
@bstpierre although, astonishingly, many companies seem to do just that...
Oct
14
answered Who sells IP reputation data sets?
Oct
14
comment What does it mean when a webpage says refresh is disabled?
'Tool' hahahaha- :)
Oct
14
revised What configuration will allow another computer in the internet to probe my computer's ports?
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Oct
14
comment Who sells IP reputation data sets?
I have a question - 2 really: what do you mean by IP reputation? And more importantly, what is your end goal, is it may be that we can provide alternative answers - as in, what services exist to fulfil the same goals.