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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.


Aug
21
reviewed Reviewed Are digital signature algorithms subject to the same types of attack as public-key encryption algorithms?
Aug
20
comment Is a biometric eye scan more secure than a multi-factor authentication
Folks - can you take this conversation to Information Security Chat. There are obviously strong opinions on this.
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed Can my IT department read my Google Hangouts chats while at work?
Aug
20
reviewed Close Application security training for developers
Aug
19
reviewed Close Using last characters of hash as salt
Aug
19
reviewed Close How to generate ECC (160 bits) Keys with OpenSSL?
Aug
16
reviewed No Action Needed How can I bypass double quotes in a attribute based xss attack
Aug
16
reviewed Close Nmap scanning computers behind a wireless modem
Aug
16
reviewed Close Chrome opening and immediately closing a tab after clicking SOME links
Aug
16
comment Can we trust antivirus software?
Simon, if you read my answer you will see that this is almost irrelevant. They may be inserting back doors, or they may not
Aug
15
awarded  Guru
Aug
14
reviewed Close Reverse SSH Tunneling Question
Aug
14
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
14
comment Are clients blocking all incoming connections secure?
Quora - I know exactly what you mean, as does Philipp. He is saying the same as you but using different terminology.
Aug
14
comment Can we trust antivirus software?
Valuable executives are an interesting case - high risk individuals, but who typically want greater freedom/looser controls on their devices. So the risk management activities change significantly. This is a very large topic, with overlaps into physical security and personal protection.
Aug
13
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
13
comment Can we trust antivirus software?
heh - there is always an element of that, but big corps still bear the brunt of the reputational damage and fines. Especially Financial sector...
Aug
13
revised Can we trust antivirus software?
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Aug
13
answered Can we trust antivirus software?