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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
  • Mensa Security SIG Secretary
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, Parenting, 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.


Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open Reasons for gathering MAC address list
Jun
23
comment Why do so many banks have relatively weak e-banking security?
Happy to discuss further in Information Security Chat if you want detail
Jun
23
comment Why do so many banks have relatively weak e-banking security?
Nate - as someone who has worked in security with a large number of the world's biggest banks, I'd have to say that the key points in your question are generally just not true. They may be true in USA - but a lot of the world is more mature in banking security. PwdRsch has most of the answer - but the key takeaway should be that Banks provide more useful security for their customers than almost any other industry - the key words being: useful and for their customers ... and a lot of the controls are in areas other than IT Security.
Jun
22
comment Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network
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Jun
22
comment Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network
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Jun
19
revised How secure is WD MyPassport lock
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Jun
19
revised Zeus botnet source code
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Jun
19
comment How do I find vulnerabilities in software?
The specific example is not important - look at the process vignesh describes
Jun
19
comment How to distinguish between a scam and a genuine call?
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Jun
19
revised Encrypted Drive. Forgot password. Remember parts of it. Less than 15 characters
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Jun
17
comment How to distinguish between a scam and a genuine call?
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Jun
16
revised Faking IP address without being aware of returning response
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Jun
16
comment How do I report a security vulnerability about a trusted certificate authority?
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Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
8
comment How can I know that developers will be ethical and not record my password in plaintext
n00b - so if I get your password from one attack on a bank that leaks info, I can get all your bank accounts? Hmmm - not your best plan!
Jun
8
reviewed Close Power friendly home router, firewall, IDS/IPS setup?
Jun
8
reviewed Close How to decrypt a file only if specific conditions are not met
Jun
8
comment Does firewall count as a subnetwork?
Closed - this is basic networking, not information security.
Jun
8
revised Power friendly home router, firewall, IDS/IPS setup?
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