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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.


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comment Preview of Planned Backdoors in Smart phones and their OSs
Masi - as Gilles points out, this makes no sense. your assumptions are not really founded in reality. Backdoors will be found/created in everything; open source does not preclude this;
1h
comment How secure is an Activation Email?
True - but John has very valid points - without all this it is very difficult to answer your question.
4h
comment How secure is an Activation Email?
please read security.stackexchange.com/q/30527/485 - possible dupe
6h
comment How are computers identified across networks?
Please read the Related questions to the right--->
6h
comment How are computers identified across networks?
MAC addresses do change. Often you can change them directly, sometimes you need an application to do it.
1d
comment How difficult is it to protect your storage from data recovery
NuTTyX - so you could edit your question to just leave the correct bit. Then it may get some upvotes.
1d
comment Anything more i can do to be more safer?
Nott - this question makes no sense unless you can articulate what you are protecting yourself from? what assets are you protecting? What is your risk appetite/tolerance etc? Darsstar's comment is perfectly valid for some threat models. That said, your actions are all likely to improve your security, but there is no combination that will remove the threat of attack completely. Have you looked at filling your USB ports with glue? Wiring a gauss gun to an intrusion sensor to wipe your hard disk etc...
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comment About sethc.exe windows 7 and 8.1
This isn't a security question. It is a question about the required options of an application, in this case sethc.exe
1d
comment Is e-mailing personal information significantly riskier than transmitting the same information another way?
Welcome to the Sec.SE community, abby. Glad you popped over :-)
1d
comment Copy Metasploit from Linux to Mac OSX?
This is not a security question. Your best bet may be to ask the metasploit team.
Dec
16
comment What is the best small zombie program or application can use as a zombie for practice?
Free - this type of question is off topic here, as everyone who uses these tools will have their own preference.
Dec
16
comment Asymmetric vs Symmetric Encryption
vrtjason - what Hendrik is talking about is that you need to share the keys whether you use symmetric or asymmetric crypto.
Dec
15
comment Snort Parallelization Techniques and its effect on DDOS detection capability
You have 3 questions here - can you separate them out into separate questions please. (I think 3 has been answered her before)
Dec
15
comment Black assessment tool for JavaScript
There are a wide range of tools that will let you do lack box assessments - but recommending them is not on topic here. There are sites which do comparisons though, so I'd suggest googling for them.
Dec
14
comment Using my own encryption instead of https in app
Your final paragraph has two assumptions which are regularly proven to be entirely false. Users always tinker. It is easy to analyse a programme to identify hardcoded values. Why would you not user https?
Dec
12
comment Phone got pick pocketed and I got a huge bill
Zerderwerer - munkeyoto and Philipp are correct. Your initial question (1) is on topic here, and (2) and (3) sort of. Normally we'd remove them to separate questions, but munkeyoto gave an excellent answer covering all 3. Your comments since then are off topic - as they are contractual/legal between you and your provider. They are not technical.
Dec
10
comment New honeypots application in network security
oeloon - can you please clarify as per Matthew and schroeder's comments
Dec
10
comment What are these unknown visits to my private, unlisted webpage?
or your friend forwarded it on. Or their email was compromised. etc...
Dec
10
comment Expired SSL Certificate Implications
Vinuth - this doesn't answer the question (and in fact is not correct - the chance of MITM is not due to the expiry, directly)
Dec
6
comment Are photos on Facebook servers stored with the geotagging metadata in their EXIF headers?
Quick question- why don't you download a few pictures from Facebook and look at the exif data?