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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
12
reviewed No Action Needed Remediation against relay attacks (ie. NFC)
Nov
12
comment secure communications on mobile platforms
This still sounds like a product recommendation question. I'll migrate to Software Recommendations Stack Exchange
Nov
12
answered Encrypting sensitive data in a financial form
Nov
12
comment How to create a secure channel in Java?
prasad - this site's scope doesn't really include questions of this nature. As zyked pointed out, it looks like you need to conduct some base work to understand the problem.
Nov
11
reviewed Close Using different algorithms to slow down GPU password cracking
Nov
11
reviewed Close How to demonstrate disk encryption?
Nov
11
reviewed Close secure communications on mobile platforms
Nov
11
reviewed Close Rate-limit Apache with Blacklist and Whitelist
Nov
11
comment Pros and cons between HOTP and TOTP
Simon - this is a dupe of a question over on Crypto. I'll migrate over so this can be closed as a dupe.
Nov
11
reviewed Close Cracking MD5($p.$s)
Nov
11
reviewed Close DiskCryptor error. Can it be fixed? or what equivalent disc encryption software should be installed? Thanks
Nov
10
comment Do bad passwords produce bad salted hashes?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Nov
10
reviewed Close Taming privacy threats using VPN
Nov
10
reviewed Close what is an internal iso 27001 technical auditor?
Nov
9
comment Access Control that are used on Ubuntu?
You may also wish to sort out exactly what you are trying to ask, otherwise the Ubuntu folks may close as unclear... What are you wanting to know about access control, what are you trying to ask?
Nov
9
reviewed Close Auto deploy war file (backdoor/shell) to particular folder
Nov
7
reviewed Close Spoof DNS in a Rogue AP
Nov
7
reviewed Close How to find phone number of any user in a specific area?
Nov
7
reviewed Close Force SSL/TLS version for Java RMI server/client
Nov
7
reviewed Close Wifi - Can you be traced?