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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
  • President of ISACA Scotland
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, 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.


Apr
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revised How feasible is it for a CA to be hacked? Which default trusted root certificates should I remove?
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Apr
1
comment If someone knows my wi-fi password, will he know what I am doing?
How about keeping comments civil guys! Cleaning up...
Mar
28
comment How do big companies and wealthy people secure their information? And how can I secure mine?
Wealthy people use the same bad practices normal humans use... don't assume they are a good example
Mar
28
answered How can I verify my machine is not vulnerable from a specific exploit?
Mar
27
comment QR codes that can't be copied - possible?
Won't work for two reasons: many photocopiers would cope just fine, and in general, these days you can just copy directly using your phone.
Mar
27
comment Scan All private subnets with NMAP
that does not make it a security question.
Mar
27
comment Scan All private subnets with NMAP
Or, read this question: security.stackexchange.com/q/10678/485
Mar
27
comment Scan All private subnets with NMAP
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not a security question - the nmap manual will give you the answer
Mar
26
comment How to check the safety of a link?
Closed because it is not a type of question that works on stack exchange - there are far too many answers, in fact you would need a training course and experience to have much of a chance to properly assure yourself of a link's safety level.
Mar
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to check the safety of a link?
Mar
25
comment Is it possible to produce incorrect Metadata?
Of course there is. It will require you either pitting incorrect information into the app, or editing the app itself.
Mar
24
awarded  Good Answer
Mar
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to get MAC addresses of devices which are not in the network
Mar
22
reviewed Close How do I tell which application is using which port?
Mar
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why use PBKDF2 over multiple iterations of a another cryptographic hash function?
Mar
21
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
20
comment How would I know if my Apple Mac has a virus, and what can I do if I have?
Hoytman - I'd suggest re-reading the How to Ask page and the about page to help you post questions that won't get closed.
Mar
20
revised Log in security - saving a session
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Mar
20
revised How would I know if my Apple Mac has a virus, and what can I do if I have?
edited title
Mar
20
comment How would I know if my Apple Mac has a virus, and what can I do if I have?
This is basically 3 questions. If we forget about the 'can a mac get a virus' question (as this is obviously yes, 2 seconds googling would get this.) I have edited this to be 'how would I know and what options are available.' Not a great question though, as the answers are all broadly similar to Windows, just different vendors/products - and as we don't do product recommendations the question may just be closed.