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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.


Feb
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comment OpenPGP: Sign-Verify workflow without Encrypt-Decrypt?
Very true - if you amend your answer, we can always upvote again :-)
Feb
14
comment OpenPGP: Sign-Verify workflow without Encrypt-Decrypt?
I just added the brackets to clarify - the original question didn't say sign with public key, but said encrypt with public key, but the punctuation left a lot to be desired.
Feb
14
answered Programming language for network security
Feb
14
reviewed Approve Are backups of truecrypt volumes with different pass phrases a security risk?
Feb
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reviewed Approve “Double hashing” with 2 different hash functions
Feb
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revised Vulnerabilities and Threats to Non Web Based Windows Applications
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revised Is hardware based disk encryption more secure that software based?
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Feb
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comment OpenPGP: Sign-Verify workflow without Encrypt-Decrypt?
Amended for clarity - I think the question is not around the signing with a public key, but is it common practice to sign but not encrypt. @eouw - please let me know if this is not what you meant.
Feb
14
revised OpenPGP: Sign-Verify workflow without Encrypt-Decrypt?
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Feb
13
revised Advice on buying an encrypted disk
formatting
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answered Advice on buying an encrypted disk
Feb
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revised Is it enough to only wipe a flash drive once?
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Feb
13
answered Access point fingerprinting
Feb
13
comment Mobile phone security eavesdropping based on data transfer
@Johnbrito - where you are affiliated with a product, we do appreciate it if you announce this fact so as not to mislead anyone. Again, have a read of the faq, under the promote section: security.stackexchange.com/faq#promotion
Feb
13
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