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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
  • Mensa Security SIG Secretary
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, Parenting, 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.


Jun
8
revised Power friendly home router, firewall, IDS/IPS setup?
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Jun
8
comment Power friendly home router, firewall, IDS/IPS setup?
Hi webcore - welcome to Security.SE. Once you have earned more rep you will be able to comment on other posts, but your 1st paragraph doesn't answer the question at all - the OP is not asking about mangle or the functionality so I have edited it out. For your 2nd paragraph, can you explain why running a virtual machine is power-friendly? Until you do, this doesn't answer the question.
Jun
4
comment TAILS or FREEPTO is better to stay anonymous on the net?
This type of question is explicitly off topic here.
Jun
3
comment Is auto-redirecting to another site a secure defense against POODLE?
I think your overall figure is right, but from corporates I have worked with, there are certain groups of customers who are very slow to upgrade.
Jun
3
comment Is auto-redirecting to another site a secure defense against POODLE?
Also, Neil - sadly IE6 is still extensively used - which is why so many sites still try to support it. I agree with you that it shouldn't be around any more, but if your customers use it you need to have a strategy to move them off it while not persuading them to move to other providers.
Jun
3
comment Is it possible to detect a honeypot?
Tyler - I have made a minor tweak. It doesn't change the meaning, but removes the piece that was garnering offensive flags
Jun
3
revised Is it possible to detect a honeypot?
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Jun
2
comment Security Implications of Google's Two Step Authentication’s Backup Codes
Sdf - if you want the question to be disassociated from your account, you can do that by contacting the community at the link at the bottom, but vandalising your post when you have valid answers is not good!
Jun
1
comment Where can I find a description list for major vulnerabilities?
Hi user3220381 - please read How to Ask to understand what we need from questions here, and why your questions are all being closed.
Jun
1
revised Security Implications of Google's Two Step Authentication’s Backup Codes
rolled back to a previous revision
May
31
comment What's the risk of opening ports 1-65535?
This doesn't provide an answer though - what did they actually do?
May
28
comment Is a newly installed server with no services running (but connected to the web) at risk?
Be aware that a default build almost certainly has services running...read security.stackexchange.com/q/993/485
May
28
revised Is there any security reason that mail services like gmail or yahoomail limit the size of file attachment?
edited tags
May
27
comment Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
No - it was just operating way beyond any expected design loads:-)
May
27
comment Are there any two way + two factor authentication systems in use?
This isn't actually real out of band 2 factor, in many circumstances, though - it uses your phone, but if your phone is compromised then it doesn't matter that the cell network is separate from the TCP/IP connection...
May
27
comment Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
Poly - I did contract in an organisation that had major brand name firewalls that failed open under heavy load!!
May
27
comment Can attackers get anything with DoS attacks except crashing the service?
dr01's post is correct, however we do see DDoS attacks used as parts of wider attacks, either as a precursor, to saturate support/response staff and monitoring tools so the theft (for example) is not spotted, or as a blunt force tool to knock out defensive functions.
May
27
reviewed Close Do VPNs really mask your identity or is it a facade?
May
27
reviewed Close Error when adding new credentials to OpenVAS
May
27
reviewed Leave Closed How do I deal with browsers complaining that my MediaWiki website has unsecure resources?