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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 Filter user input before the database or upon display?
@DW - have just highlighted the sentence in your last paragraph as I think you have hit the nail on the head with this answer.
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revised Filter user input before the database or upon display?
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comment how to protect my USB stick from Viruses
@wisemonkey - they help, but they don't guarantee safety
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comment how to protect my USB stick from Viruses
This is the approach I use, however your sentence "your Linux computer has no risk of getting infected" is incorrect. Currently it is a low risk, sure, but the risk exists that the USB stick will gain a cross platform infection, so take care no matter what platform you use!
Dec
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comment how to protect my USB stick from Viruses
Yes - there are ones with multiple hardware support, and yes - they are pretty expensive :-)
Dec
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comment How to guarantee that password is hashed on server-side?
@bstpierre - yes, and I have worked with some large organisations who have taken this sort of thing much further and demanded the provider have penetration tests by CREST approved testers, deliver monthly MI on intrusions etc
Dec
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comment How to guarantee that password is hashed on server-side?
That servers should hash passwords is actually very realistic - even many free web servers provide this. Hashing isn't difficult, and the overhead isn't huge - is the server getting thousands of login attempts every minute?
Dec
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comment How to guarantee that password is hashed on server-side?
I use a KeePass variant, and as I'm also nervous about Dropbox, I just manually synch as and when needed.
Dec
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comment How to guarantee that password is hashed on server-side?
Including penalty clauses, perhaps, but requiring them to assert they hash passwords is definitely realistic. Especially post Sony and other anon/lulzsec attacks
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answered How to guarantee that password is hashed on server-side?
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answered Is a Master's in infosec required to break into the security field?
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comment How can I keep my identity anonymous as a website owner/administrator?
follow up to @bstpierre's comment on TOR: security.stackexchange.com/q/1057/485
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revised How can I keep my identity anonymous as a website owner/administrator?
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comment How can PayPal spoof emails so easily to say it comes from someone else?
I'm liking the poetic Leek!
Dec
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comment How to roll my own security mechanism - avoid SSL
It is however a good question for security stack exchange
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revised How can PayPal spoof emails so easily to say it comes from someone else?
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comment sniffed packets , is there a way to put together the file?
Excellent - have an upvote :-)
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revised How can PayPal spoof emails so easily to say it comes from someone else?
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answered How can PayPal spoof emails so easily to say it comes from someone else?
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revised What is an intermediate certificate authority?
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