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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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reviewed Close Restrict outgoing network traffic by domain name (Linux)
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reviewed Close Need more info on GUI controls, configuration storing and parameters' parsing for my Burp Suite extension
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reviewed Close Can anyone suggest good open source tools for scanning source code for vulnerabilities?
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reviewed Close HTTP GET Request to a webpage that does not exist
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reviewed Close MITRE's UEFI 'Extreme Privilege Escalation' and HP's SureStart
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reviewed Close Data analyzer tools
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reviewed Close Fake Microsoft Security Department
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reviewed Close Windows security policy analysis tool
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reviewed Reviewed SRP in local, private wireless network
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between “TLS” and “NETLOGON Secure Channel” authentication?
Jan
23
comment Which kind of identification and authentication is used to secure an airplane?
This is a duplicate of aviation.stackexchange.com/q/9005/59 - I'll migrate over there so it can be closed as dupe.
Jan
22
comment Persistent Connection Attempts By Akamai Technologies
This is because a particular page may need content served by akamai. Without their content delivery network, the internet would be much slower.
Jan
22
reviewed Close SSLStrip and WWWW Issue
Jan
22
comment Checking security on a shared hosting server
Cain - nope, you are entirely wrong on that. There is no such thing as secure or not secure.
Jan
22
reviewed Approve gmail tag wiki excerpt
Jan
22
reviewed Approve Burp suite - trying all parameters such as numbers|numbers
Jan
22
comment Dodgy security certification agencies?
how about chatting in Information Security Chat - comments are not for discussion
Jan
22
comment Android FIPS capable project
1) is off topic here - it's a programming question, not a security question. 2) is off topic here - we don't do product recommendations. 3) what are you asking here?
Jan
21
comment Is publishing your public IP address a security threat?
Steve - this has not been 'modded' - it has been voted up by the community, and accepted as an answer by the OP. Arguing about it in comments is not useful.
Jan
21
comment Testing a WCF Service
The problem is relatively clear - you need to try other options until something returns results. What to try is open-ended. It will depend on the experience you have had. The large testing boutiques will try and use someone familiar with the particular tech, and have a playbook of things to try leading up to admitting defeat and asking for grey/white-box