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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.


Sep
16
revised Wiretapping requests to VPN providers
added 12 characters in body
Sep
16
answered Wiretapping requests to VPN providers
Sep
16
reviewed Close How to mask my IP using a proxy server?
Sep
16
comment Privacy concerns while traveling with HDDs
I think we have a question on this already - let me go and search.
Sep
16
comment Longer passwords v/s Password Composition Rule
Curious - I think you are assuming that humans will do the best thing in any given circumstance. And that using stronger passwords is always the right thing to do. The first one is provably false, and the other has exceptions. If you are asking why websites are not using these, that is off topic - opinion based.
Sep
16
reviewed Close How to convert this shellcode to a binary data (in raw)?
Sep
16
awarded  Announcer
Sep
15
comment rolling code & keyless entry system
Jigar, 5 of us did vote because of the lack of clarity/scope of the question. If you can improve the question accordingly, folks may vote to reopen.
Sep
15
comment rolling code & keyless entry system
The votes on this were for unclear, and for too broad. If your second last paragraph is your question then it us off topic. If your final paragraph, then it may be on topic. I could not figure out what you meant.
Sep
15
comment Voice chat servers
Hi ReturnFrom - I see you are having difficulty. Please read How to Ask to understand why your questions are being closed, and what we expect from a post.
Sep
15
reviewed Close Why should I use ROP for exploit dev?
Sep
15
reviewed Close Voice chat servers
Sep
15
reviewed Close Good tools for reverse engineering colaboratively?
Sep
15
reviewed Close which site do you use to view details of vulnerabilities?
Sep
15
reviewed Close What security risks do you face when connecting to a server via RDP?
Sep
15
reviewed Close How to attain anonymity in internet?
Sep
15
comment rolling code & keyless entry system
Hi Jigar - as this question currently stands, it is unclear what you are asking.
Sep
14
awarded  Announcer
Sep
12
comment server security problem
duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/218005/…
Sep
11
comment Mac OSX: What is the safest way to access an unknown USB storage?
That's grand Matthew - I hope my edit didn't seem too cheeky. Your edit rolls that all up nicely