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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.


Oct
14
reviewed Close Can finalized DVD be rewritten?
Oct
14
comment The project Bully (reaver alternative) WPS vulnerability assessment utility
Why not ask those who deleted it? This question has nothing to do with security as per our scope.
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open Clarification about the post: Russian hackers use ‘zero-day’ to hack NATO, Ukraine in cyber-spy campaign
Oct
14
comment Clarification about the post: Russian hackers use ‘zero-day’ to hack NATO, Ukraine in cyber-spy campaign
Until the patch is released, it is in Microsoft's (and most peoples) best interests that info does not come out.
Oct
14
comment Creating secure communication line for mobile payment
I have a feeling this has been previously answered, so don't take it personally if it gets closed as a duplicate.
Oct
14
comment Standard IT Solution Stack and IT Security solution stack
user58582 - what are you trying to ask? We don't know what you mean by IT Solution stack or IT Security solution stack; and to be honest, even if we did, I don't think this question would be on topic or meet our quality guidelines.
Oct
14
revised Sonicwall GAV / DPI between VPNs
deleted 16 characters in body
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
reviewed Looks OK Putting my PGP ID/link on printed business cards
Oct
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the vulnerability in my PHP code?
Oct
12
answered How do I prove my proxy is scanning for viruses?
Oct
11
comment Flawed understanding of SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
Quick question: why would you give the data centre employee access to the VM?
Oct
11
reviewed Looks OK How to check if range of IP addresses are SPAM blacklisted?
Oct
10
reviewed Close mod_ssl with FIPS mode enabled and SSLRandomSeed
Oct
10
reviewed Close Detect Different Machine using Browser
Oct
10
reviewed Close Which web browser supports a proxy in proxy configuration?
Oct
10
comment Which web browser supports a proxy in proxy configuration?
You say 'This is something nobody wants' - I'd disagree completely. The company definitely wants that capability, and to be honest, why would you do something at work that might get you in trouble. Use your smartphone, or wait until you get home!
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Closed How many bits of entropy should I aim at for my password?
Oct
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on wireshark tag wiki excerpt
Oct
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on ip tag wiki excerpt