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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.


Nov
17
comment How to recover securely deleted data
Your comment regarding reflective/raised etc may be relevant to CDs and DVDs but not for hard drives or SSDs. Hard drive use regions of magnetic polarity (various different kinds depending on technology used) and SSDs store the bits using circuitry.
Nov
17
revised Secure SSL Session from losing itself into unsecure http
spelling and grammar
Nov
17
revised Server wide javascript injection
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Nov
16
revised What are web attacks which users can run code on your servers?
added link and made spelling corrections
Nov
16
revised How to force ALL programs to use my Proxy?
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Nov
15
revised How do I log all my internet-connections
removed extra words
Nov
15
revised Real life examples of web site attacks
added link
Nov
14
answered What are web attacks which users can run code on your servers?
Nov
14
answered Secure data transmission and storage
Nov
13
comment How do I secure my advertisement space against ad overlay browser attachments?
Interesting - I had never heard of this, as I block all advertising content on all my machines. I think you might have trouble finding a legal challenge to things like Overapps, as the end user is still the one making the decision. However, I am not a lawyer. Nor have I seen any cases in this area.
Nov
13
comment How do I secure my advertisement space against ad overlay browser attachments?
Hi WebMAOhist - references are good when they supoort the content you write, as you have done here. References instead of content are what get downvoted.
Nov
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Penetration Testing Silverlight Applications
Nov
11
comment ARP-poisoning on wireless network - no packets
Unfortunately some good chipsets aren't supported, while some cheap ones are. As Robert says you just need to find the right ones.
Nov
11
revised If I send a fax from an unsecure endpoint to a secure endpoint, is the data secure?
updated question title
Nov
11
comment If I send a fax from an unsecure endpoint to a secure endpoint, is the data secure?
Ahh - yes, we are on the same page here. The'secure line' comes from both ends having the encryptor. There may be the odd exception (perhaps US President to USSR - dunno) where there is a real dedicated encrypted line.
Nov
11
comment If I send a fax from an unsecure endpoint to a secure endpoint, is the data secure?
Your answer is all correct except for the first sentence. Secure lines do exist - but they are expensive to implement as they require specialised hardware, line encryptors etc., and the secure transmission of key materials is resource intensive. Generally they are only used by military and government.
Nov
11
answered What is the risk of giving USB drives as promotional items by a healthcare provider
Nov
10
comment would preparing for CCNA add “significantly” to my knowledge as a penetration tester?
of course the CCNA is just a test to see whether you know some basic networking info, so while studying the syllabus could be of value to you, actually sitting the test - probably not.
Nov
10
answered What does Amazon's S3 Server-side encryption protect against?
Nov
10
comment What is the background of the Reference Counter Overflow in Microsoft TCP/IP (MS11-083)?
Microsoft are generally very good about providing info in their advisories (see @Ninefingers answer) - I would generally recommend a combination of Microsoft bulletins and industry postings, such as h-online