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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.


Nov
6
comment how to back track a phishing attach? (without being infected)
Hi Galuga - what Tildal is saying is that what you have done is look at what is behind one malicious link. Useful to you for practice, but in the grand scheme of things this is not going to provide any help to others. It isn't 'how to backtrack a phish' in any way.
Nov
6
reviewed No Action Needed How to prevent users from booting at safe mode
Nov
6
reviewed No Action Needed Do we really need a long and complicated password for websites?
Nov
6
reviewed Close Navigating SQL Injection Safeguards
Nov
6
reviewed Close Buffer overflow without using environment variables
Nov
6
reviewed Close How secure are encrypted USB sticks really?
Nov
4
reviewed Close Backdooring vulnerable lighttpd installed on wireless AP
Nov
4
reviewed Close Looking for password manager in company
Nov
4
reviewed Close Minimal HTTPS SSL client in C
Nov
4
reviewed Close How can Tor be considered a standard tool for achieving anonimity, given that it is created by the government?
Nov
4
reviewed Close How can the private key be obtained in PKI without alerting a third party?
Nov
4
reviewed Close Why does integrity exclude confidentiality?
Nov
4
comment Is blocking a country's access to a website a good measure to avoid hackers from that country?
phyrfox - if you have a read of this little table, you'll see a very large number assigned by company, not country. And where is a .com, or a .me actually located? And who owns/runs it? All very independent of each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assigned_/8_IPv4_address_blocks
Nov
3
reviewed Close Disable Win FW - via WinRS?
Nov
3
reviewed Close Is it fundamentally possible to validate that an unmodified version of your client connects to your server?
Nov
3
reviewed Close I want to implement EAP TLS based authentication in my Java project how can I implement ? is there any API available in Java for using that protocol?
Nov
3
reviewed Close Can I hide torrent details from my ISP?
Oct
30
comment Can anyone be hacked?
Unfortunately I'd have to disagree with most of what you wrote. From 17 years working with Fortune 50 and FTSE 100 companies, I can tell you Schroeder is pretty much on the money in most cases. It's not about physical vs technical (although physical is an easy option when an organisation has strong technical controls)
Oct
30
comment How to report vulnerabilities without being regarded as a hacker?
For whatever reason, this post appears to be drawing a lot of comments that aren't 'for the purpose of clarifying or requesting updates' but instead appear to be focusing on anecdotes and vaguely related news articles. Rather than let this escalate into argument, I'm just going to delete them all. Feel free to discuss the topic in Information Security Chat as we do like discussion in there :-)
Oct
30
comment Why are drives overwritten three times when being disposed of?
Psychological - yes, but also a carry over from when it actually did do something useful. 20 years ago (possibly more) it was possible to gain information about the bit state prior to a wipe, so Gudradain's answer is valid for that time period.