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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 malicious website blocked - on a legit program?
Single player doesn't need to make lots of connections for data from other players etc.
22h
comment connecting a secure computer directly to the internet without a router
'can be' more secure...not 'is more secure' - depending on your skill and experience :-)
22h
comment How can I generate some public and private keys on both sides with low overhead?
Ricky - this answer would be useful if you could add a paragraph describing what each of those solutions does, otherwise they are vulnerable to link rot. Link only answers tend to get downvoted or deleted...
Jul
24
comment what type of attack does LOIC do?
If you read any of the documentation on LOID, it tells you this. This question is not on topic here - it is not a security question.
Jul
24
comment Why shouldn't we roll our own?
Anthony - your final paragraph is correct, however your example is provably weak despite you thinking it was effective. This just helps to support the principle, which is: don't do it, unless you are an expert. And even if you were an expert, don't do it alone.
Jul
23
comment Pre-given words as “ad recommendation” solution?
This was a toss up between unsure what you are asking, and possibly not a security question at all. Any hypothetical solution that reduces income for advertisers is unlikely to happen. </cynic>
Jul
23
comment Airmon-ng, airbase-ng and interface names
Welcome to Security.SE. The questions you are asking are not on topic here, as they are general networking.
Jul
23
comment I was hacked. How to report the attacker's IP address?
maria - this is not a support forum. The help center pages explain what this site is for, how it works, and how to ask questions here.
Jul
22
comment What's stopping DANE?
Questions like this are not a good fit here. You really want to contact someone involved with DANE and ask them.
Jul
22
comment Why the data in Aircraft's Black Box is Encrypted?
This question is based on a misapprehension. A comprehensive question and answers is here on aviation stack exchange: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/7794/…
Jul
22
comment iptables raw table
What is it you are asking here? Why 'raw' is used?
Jul
21
comment Online Shopping password keylogger risk
rram - not necessarily. It all comes down to how much you trust the shopping site, payment site, infrastructure etc.
Jul
21
comment series of SSL errors across multiple sites — reason for concern?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a specific system misconfiguration which is not likely to be of benefit to others
Jul
21
comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
This question has already been answered on Aviation SE aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/7794
Jul
21
comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
Actually, that one over on aviation has some excellent answers. Think it's worth closing this - it's an exact duplicate.
Jul
21
comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
Why do you think they should use something? What is the threat scenario there?
Jul
18
comment Ip tracking of stolen laptop
Edited to remove the 'how do I make sure they do their job' bit
Jul
18
comment Enable transparent proxy
Hi joao - this is not on topic here. Please read the help center page to understand what is in-scope of this site.
Jul
16
comment PBKDF2 hashing over TLS for encrptig password
Hi Arsen - welcome. Please read the help pages for guidance on what questions are on topic here, and how to ask them. This one, unfortunately, is not on topic.
Jul
14
comment What are the benefits of IP Whitelisting?
IP whitelisting actually removes a large number of irrelevant annoyances. It also doesn't secure through obscurity. Can you give more detail as to why it is this way for you? That might help us answer effectively.