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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
13
answered Can we trust antivirus software?
Aug
13
reviewed Close Truecrypt Password Problem, Have Recovery Disk
Aug
13
reviewed Close A pair of 'self-signing' hashing functions?
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed How commonly are SSL/TLS or S/MIME used by e-mail providers?
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed What is meant by “Use of privileged utility programs” in the ISO27001:2013 standard?
Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a way to restrict hls key file served by cloudfront (over https) to only authorized users
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed How is this SHA-1 hash generated?
Aug
13
comment How is this SHA-1 hash generated?
Luiz - if it is SHA-1, the algorithm is known, but it is obviously being salted. But there is nothing there which confirms that is a SHA-1 hash, so there is no way to tell what the algorithm is other than ask the folks at guerrillamail. So this is not a security question as per the site scope.
Aug
12
answered How do location-based apps avoid getting cheated by emulated GPS?
Aug
12
comment How do location-based apps avoid getting cheated by emulated GPS?
And there are competitions that are location based. And location based alibis could be of value to criminals...
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Multi flows snort rule
Aug
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to simulate man in the middle attack in android emulator?
Aug
12
reviewed Close Is there any virus that can cause physical damage
Aug
9
comment What is known about recent zero day flaw with Tails up to this point in time and is Tails able to keep us anonymous from a global adversary?
Roya - that part of the question is not answerable. Whether something can keep you anonymous depends on your threat profile, your risk appetite, the mitigating controls you have in place etc. This is a key element of information security management.
Aug
7
comment Is there any hardware solution for IDS?
user53427 - that's 2 edits to try and make this on topic.
Aug
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revised Is there any hardware solution for IDS?
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Aug
7
reviewed Reviewed Why after a website password reset am I asked to login again?
Aug
7
revised Is there ever a good reason _not_ to use TLS/SSL?
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Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Guru