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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
  • President of ISACA Scotland
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, 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.


Mar
9
comment Why does DestroyFVKeyOnStandby no longer work to secure Mavericks?
This question appears to be off-topic - will try to migrate to Apple.SE
Mar
9
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
5
comment Credit card data
dgn - Product Recommendations are explicitly off topic here.
Mar
5
comment What Ubuntu packages are still affected by gnutls bug CVE-2014-0092?
I'll ask some of the regulars in Information Security Chat - I just have a feeling that you'll need folks with the wider view of Ubuntu packages. Lemme check and get back to you shortly.
Mar
5
comment What Ubuntu packages are still affected by gnutls bug CVE-2014-0092?
Hi nedR - while this question is about security, I feel you may get better answers on AskUbuntu - do you want me to migrate this question over for you?
Mar
4
revised How long does it take to break 128-bit key
edited body
Mar
4
comment Hacking through a firewall
Please read the about page for guidance on how to ask questions appropriate for this site.
Mar
4
comment What SSL/TLS ciphers do each version of Android support?
Yep - either way, not a good fit here.
Mar
4
revised user authentication my method (reinventing the wheel) is this secure?
too many spelling and grammar problems
Mar
4
comment Are two anti-virus better than one in protecting your computer?
Also, aside from minor timing differences (mostly around speed to market) the majority of AV products have the same signatures list (upwards of 96%) so you won't get a benefit.
Mar
4
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Are two anti-virus better than one in protecting your computer?
Mar
4
revised Are two anti-virus better than one in protecting your computer?
improved formatting
Mar
4
comment Is a Diffie Hellman Ephemeral key good material for being used as a symmetric cipher algorithm key?
Does this answer the question?
Mar
3
comment What SSL/TLS ciphers do each version of Android support?
Hi Rodney - please don't post dupes. We're also still trying to figure out where your earlier question should go - it's not a good question for Stack Exchange. You'd be best off looking at Google's own info.
Mar
3
comment What is the difference between HSM and Key server?
nathi - can you clarify which question you want answered. And asking for 'best' is not going to work here. You need to state the problem you are trying to solve, so we can help.
Mar
3
reviewed Leave Open Why can we still crack snapchat photos in 12 lines of Ruby?
Mar
3
reviewed Close How to store Initialization Vector securely for AES Encryption?
Mar
3
reviewed Close Security design behind google's application specific password
Mar
3
revised Why can we still crack snapchat photos in 12 lines of Ruby?
rolled back to a previous revision