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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
  • Mensa Security SIG Secretary
  • 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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answered Are “man in the middle” attacks extremely rare?
Feb
22
revised Cloud-specific standards and regulations
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Feb
22
comment Is accessing bank account on the internet really secure?
Two factor - RSA tokens (yeah, I know), smart cards and readers, fingerprint scanners etc
Feb
22
awarded  Announcer
Feb
22
comment Is accessing bank account on the internet really secure?
In the UK most banks now offer two-factor to all their customers, but it's only business, corporate and high-net-worth individuals who seem to be near the 100% uptake.
Feb
22
answered Cloud-specific standards and regulations
Feb
22
answered Definitely safest password storage scheme?
Feb
21
answered Expected cost and time frame for black box pen testing?
Feb
21
revised Could somebody explain connect loop DoS?
changed infinitive > infinite
Feb
21
comment Information Security standards in corporations
Updated the question to include that - it will help folks provide relevant answers
Feb
21
revised Information Security standards in corporations
updated as per @BozKay's comments
Feb
21
answered Should I store my intellectual property / code online?
Feb
20
revised Help to account all the points of physical access to a rack server to steal software
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Feb
20
reviewed Approve Efficient and simple way of securing home pc with hardware token
Feb
20
comment Information Security standards in corporations
Can you let us know what industries and countries you are targeting, as regulated industries first aim is to meet regs (eg Financial Services: SOx; Healthcare: GLB, HIPAA etc)
Feb
20
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Feb
19
revised Are there volatile memory chips which dont retain data after power off?
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Feb
19
revised Is social-engineering an actual threat
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Feb
19
revised How do I protect my Windows computer against the IPV6 flood attack shown in this video
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Feb
19
reviewed Approve How do I protect my Windows computer against the IPV6 flood attack shown in this video