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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.


Mar
19
comment Mainframe security
I have fixed your tags, as they are entirely off topic for this question.
Mar
19
revised Mainframe security
edited tags
Mar
19
answered Mainframe security
Mar
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best approach for restricting remote ssh session
Mar
18
comment Does Facebook store plain-text passwords?
This has been answered below, and confirmed correct by someone who has seen the code! No more speculation required.
Mar
17
comment What is a good algorithm for memorizing a password in a few minutes?
Replacing letters a la 1337 speak is not useful- all password crackers will use these.
Mar
17
comment DoS stress test not working
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about configuring a specific tool.
Mar
14
comment Open ports and SSH Tunneling to shared hosting
You do realise that what you want to do as number 2 is something you are explicitly not allowed to do on a shared server hosted by GoDaddy. I would suggest re-reading the Terms and Conditions, and going to another platform if you don't like that one.
Mar
14
answered OS/Host age as a security attribute
Mar
14
comment Is OpenDNS safe to use?
Are you asking if OpenDNS can block sites and has privacy and freedom controls? If so, you may wish to edit your headline question. Of course it is safe to use - for the purposes that you consider it safe to use it for - very subjective.
Mar
14
comment Employee Snooping
as scuzzy pointed out, you don't currently have a clear question. The information you have provided doesn't really hang together (as the commenters above have mentioned) - so please edit the post to clearly state what you are trying to ask, then we may be able to reopen.
Mar
10
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How to detect KeyLogger on Mac OS X ?
Mar
10
revised How to detect KeyLogger on Mac OS X ?
Personal espionage is often the cause for keyloggers as well.
Mar
10
answered Are some passwords more vulnerable to password crackers?
Mar
10
comment Snort / PulledPork event filter via modifysid.conf not filtering traffic
This question appears to be off-topic because it is purely about using the config settings for an application, not a security question.
Mar
10
comment Why can we still crack snapchat photos in 12 lines of Ruby?
Cleaned up comments, removed soapboxing, reverted to actual on-topic question here.
Mar
10
revised Why can we still crack snapchat photos in 12 lines of Ruby?
removed soapboxing, kept the actual question. Cleaning up comments.
Mar
9
comment Why does DestroyFVKeyOnStandby no longer work to secure Mavericks?
This question appears to be off-topic - will try to migrate to Apple.SE
Mar
9
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
9
awarded  Nice Answer