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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 typical request, what type of encryption is this?
Milen - One of our rules: be polite! Or you will be suspended!
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comment How do you explain to experts that a Database Server should not reside in the DMZ?
my conclusion - these people are not experts in security
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comment How do they usually do to discover security issue
If you have a look at the Related sidebar to the right, or read through questions on this site around exploits, you will get a lot of info.
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comment How do they usually do to discover security issue
darkness - there are many ways researchers/black hats/white hats discover security issues. Far too broad to answer here.
Nov
24
comment Add third party exploit to metasploit under kali linux 1.0.6
computersPro - all your questions have been closed so far. Please read tour to understand the scope of this site.
Nov
24
comment How can I make an OVAL description of my project's dependencies and query vulnerability databases with it?
The core of the question just has nothing to do with security. It is a very tools based question - if Oval have a forum, that would maybe be your best bet
Nov
23
comment How can I make an OVAL description of my project's dependencies and query vulnerability databases with it?
With the clarification, I don't see this as being a security related question at all. It appears to be asking about a system config or implementation that can run queries.
Nov
22
comment Webistes listing email address lists for spammers
While this is the sort of thing that you could ask over on Information Security Chat it doesn't make a good question here.
Nov
21
comment How to trace a (mobile) phone?
Why should the public be allowed to trace individuals? No - that would be very scary - it makes stalking, bullying and threats very easy.
Nov
17
comment Does MS14-066 affect CE versions of Windows?
Kevin - I've edited your comment into the post. You can do this yourself, rather than add comments.
Nov
16
comment Old e-mail text types itself back into PC later by itself?
You know your 'keygens' are safe? Most are not safe - they are an excellent way to get malware onto systems!
Nov
14
comment Can I ever hope to be secure using a cell phone or any mobile device?
Of course they can. Any skilled attacker could. You are focusing on the wrong thing. We talk a lot here about threat models - you cannot protect yourself against every thing, so just focus on those things that are relevant and that you can fix. Work out what threats are relevant to you, and see what you can do. Phone hacking by the NSA is not ever going to feature in most people's threat model.
Nov
13
comment Does encrypting the message protect it against length extension attacks
First rule of Cryptography - Don't Roll Your Own: meta.security.stackexchange.com/a/915/485
Nov
12
comment secure communications on mobile platforms
This still sounds like a product recommendation question. I'll migrate to Software Recommendations Stack Exchange
Nov
12
comment How to create a secure channel in Java?
prasad - this site's scope doesn't really include questions of this nature. As zyked pointed out, it looks like you need to conduct some base work to understand the problem.
Nov
11
comment Pros and cons between HOTP and TOTP
Simon - this is a dupe of a question over on Crypto. I'll migrate over so this can be closed as a dupe.
Nov
10
comment Do bad passwords produce bad salted hashes?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Nov
9
comment Access Control that are used on Ubuntu?
You may also wish to sort out exactly what you are trying to ask, otherwise the Ubuntu folks may close as unclear... What are you wanting to know about access control, what are you trying to ask?
Nov
7
comment How reliable is a password strength checker?
There you go guys - is that edit better? :-)
Nov
6
comment Is blocking a country's access to a website a good measure to avoid hackers from that country?
Very true Andre - and my website ends in .me, but I have never been there and probably never will. My point is that country location is possibly orthogonal to security.