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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
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on ip tag wiki excerpt
Oct
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on ip tag wiki
Oct
9
reviewed Close SSL protocol : Port 443
Oct
9
revised How is Cross Site Flashing performed?
deleted 6 characters in body; edited title
Oct
9
comment How to check a public RSA key file
This question appears to be already answered on SO.
Oct
9
reviewed Close Problem with common factor in RSA
Oct
9
revised What actually happens in “low voltage fault attacks”
added 303 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
9
reviewed Leave Closed What is the difference between “full” and “ultimate” trust?
Oct
9
revised How is a biometric authentication system secure?
added 73 characters in body
Oct
8
answered How is a biometric authentication system secure?
Oct
8
comment Is TCP more secure than UDP?
Ulkoma - I have closed this as the question you have asked doesn't really make sense. Security is not a feature of UDP or TCP.
Oct
8
reviewed Close Is TCP more secure than UDP?
Oct
8
comment Is TCP more secure than UDP?
no Ulkoma - it doesn't. I would suggest reading up on the CIA triad to understand the meaning othese 3.
Oct
8
reviewed Close What are the risks of using Tor browser?
Oct
8
comment Where can I find the latest penetration testing fuzzing list?
Anandu - I have closed this as it really isn't the place for it. If you want up-to-date lists of anything online, a search engine like google is your best bet, as things change so much. Also, fuzzing has various lists - what you are asking for could be a range of things. So I could have closed this as off topic, unclear, too broad or opinion based. Please do read How to Ask - it will help you.
Oct
8
reviewed Close Where can I find the latest penetration testing fuzzing list?
Oct
8
awarded  Announcer
Oct
6
comment Files associated with Thunderbird - Security mechanism for local storage
This is not on topic here. I'll migrate to somewhere hopefully more relevant.
Oct
6
reviewed Close Why does sha1 return a different hash for the same input string?
Oct
5
comment What is different about being targeted by a professional attacker?
Additionally, the usual scenario for large global corporates is to assume that these attacks will succeed (eg Lockheed Martin 2011) so plan for either detecting them before too much damage is done, or limiting the effect of the attack (ie by segregating very sensitive areas entirely)