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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.


Jul
23
comment I was hacked. How to report the attacker's IP address?
maria - this is not a support forum. The help center pages explain what this site is for, how it works, and how to ask questions here.
Jul
23
reviewed Close Grep a destination IP in Netstat results in realtime - windows 7
Jul
22
reviewed Close PDF Digital Signature
Jul
22
reviewed Close Identifying suspicious encrypted traffic
Jul
22
comment What's stopping DANE?
Questions like this are not a good fit here. You really want to contact someone involved with DANE and ask them.
Jul
22
revised Broadband security question
deleted 82 characters in body
Jul
22
comment Why the data in Aircraft's Black Box is Encrypted?
This question is based on a misapprehension. A comprehensive question and answers is here on aviation stack exchange: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/7794/…
Jul
22
comment iptables raw table
What is it you are asking here? Why 'raw' is used?
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed Content sniffing XSS attack?
Jul
22
reviewed Reviewed Security sanity check
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed What Can I Do While I'm Waiting for “Chip and Pin” Credit Cards?
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed Windows - Revoked Binaries
Jul
22
reviewed Reviewed Browser - what gets saved to the disk
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed Is it theoretically possible to decrypt a file without the key/password?
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a good analogy to explain to a layman why passwords should be hashed?
Jul
22
reviewed Close How to configure Proxychains in backtrack?
Jul
22
reviewed Close How to use the Suricata IDS to monitor the entire network?
Jul
21
comment Online Shopping password keylogger risk
rram - not necessarily. It all comes down to how much you trust the shopping site, payment site, infrastructure etc.
Jul
21
comment series of SSL errors across multiple sites — reason for concern?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a specific system misconfiguration which is not likely to be of benefit to others
Jul
21
reviewed Close How are hardware anti tamper mechanism usually defeated?