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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
26
comment I need to know if this is a virus
Ken - this doesn't answer the question, as Ali pointed out. Additionally - there is no point in being offensive - that way lies suspension.
Oct
25
revised Add Cipher Suite support to Chrome/ Chromoium?
added 341 characters in body
Oct
23
reviewed Close Should I remotely store my salt?
Oct
23
reviewed Close Passwords: Symbols and length > 20 disallowed
Oct
23
comment How can I explain to the client that rfc2385 TCP MD5 Checksums can't be turned on for linux webservers?
I found (with other tools) that either I could set a config option to remove obviously invalid false positives, or else remove them manually. Both options do require the discussion with the client though, so they understand about the limitations of automated scanning tools.
Oct
23
comment Best practice to secure an API of unknown structure that can come from end user device or server
Gluz - can you please post a summary of the content at that site, as otherwise it is not useful here and may be deleted/converted to a comment.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on One liner to create passwords in linux?
Oct
23
comment How can I explain to the client that rfc2385 TCP MD5 Checksums can't be turned on for linux webservers?
Does Rapid7 not let you blacklist a particular output on a specific platform (ie remove all MS vulns from the report on this server because it is Linux)
Oct
23
comment How can I explain to the client that rfc2385 TCP MD5 Checksums can't be turned on for linux webservers?
It sounds like you have sent the right information. There is only so much you can do with a client who just doesn't understand differences between Microsoft and other platforms...
Oct
23
answered Is Linkedin, Google and Facebook Running BitTorrent client?
Oct
22
comment How to bypass tcpwrapped with nmap scan
bonsaiviking - thanks for clarifying.
Oct
22
comment Is there anything preventing the NSA from becoming a root CA?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been <a href="chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/18067/…;
Oct
20
comment How to get an “A” on Qualys SSL Labs with Apache 2.2?
I'm guessing because this doesn't really answer the question, and looks a lot like spam. Links are fine as long as you also include a summary of the content of that page, otherwise it is of little value, and may become obsolete.
Oct
19
comment Advice - When just starting your career, what are the best certifications to eyeball?
CISSP is really not for management. It is generally considered a reasonably broad but shallow cert suitable for junior security folks a few years into their career. Have a look at my blog post on this:security.blogoverflow.com/2013/03/…
Oct
18
reviewed Leave Closed How does ASIC cryptocoin miners affect the security of scrypt?
Oct
18
reviewed Close If a large companies website's robots.txt file has no Disallow section, does this mean I am free to write code to crawl their website?
Oct
18
revised Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail , and so on; How do they check the content of an attached password-protected archived file like Winrar?
we don't need the spammy link
Oct
18
comment Advice - When just starting your career, what are the best certifications to eyeball?
Pretty certain we have a dupe, but in any case this is opinion based.
Oct
17
comment How does ASIC cryptocoin miners affect the security of scrypt?
What is it you are asking? I can't figuree out your question. It may be that it is more on topic at either our bitcoin or crypto sites.
Oct
16
reviewed Close retrieve database data with application server?