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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 IDS/IPS for Ubuntu Server
First off - you should avoid portscanning anything you do not own! Second - this is not on topic here. If you read the CSF manual, or indeed on any firewall configuration, you will see how to do this. Pretty much all common firewalls work well when configured correctly for the environment they are protecting. Work through it, and if you get stuck after reading all the manuals, please then read How to Ask and come back with targeted questions.
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comment How could a system be zero-knowledge?
You have placed an assumption I didn't make: sharing publicly is not usually the case. Sharing to a group, or selected individuals is much more common in these instances. The group does not include the host.
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comment How could a system be zero-knowledge?
Carlier - No, your comment is incorrect. It is perfectly possible for the host to be unable to access any of the data and yet let the owner share it
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comment Transaction without 3DS in some online websites is Fraud prone?
Mr.Chowdary - the answer to the question Tildal linked to is the answer to this question. It is exactly the same risk based decision.
Aug
27
comment Reconstruct bittorrent file from captured packets based on uTP
ANU - while your end goal may be to look at copyright issues/privacy, Artjom is correct: this question is a network/protocol question, not a security question. You could look at Super User for answers.
Aug
27
comment Can Chrome's Incognito mode be disabled?
As per Jeff's comment, this is covered elsewhere. It is not on topic here.
Aug
27
comment Central Server Authentication
WhiteLion - what exactly are you asking for. If you are looking for code, then sorry, we don't do that here. If you have never configured a security architecture, or secured platforms, databases and networks, then this will be a learning experience for you - you will need far more information that can fit in a bit of Q&A online.
Aug
27
comment text messages you cant delete
user54525 - Lucas's joke aside, your question is not on topic here, as it is not a security question. Nor is the tag encryption appropriate.
Aug
25
comment Is it possible to track the email sent via BCC List using firewall or network security software?
Cyborgz - I have edited the post. Please don't add in the 'regards' bit, or the other pieces I will edit out. They add nothing to the question. I have also sorted grammar and spelling.
Aug
25
comment Have multiple email addresses on multiple domains
Infrid - currently I don't understand your question. Are you asking if having 2 domains is the same as having 1 domain? And are you concerned from a privacy perspective (as indicated by your mentioning of whois), or from a security perspective?
Aug
25
comment Can Polygraphs be effectively 'beaten'?
Agreed - While it may be interesting, this is not an information security question.
Aug
23
comment Who are team-AiR hackers?
No worries. I'd be interested as well, but this site is focused on security issues/problems/strategies/controls etc.
Aug
23
comment Who are team-AiR hackers?
Hi Artyom - you are right. It isn't a question that works here. I think the reason there is no info on them is specifically because they don't want any personal info to be made public.
Aug
23
comment HTTP Header Request using TCP/IP
Hi Pasindu - this isn't a security question, but a basic html/ascii question.
Aug
22
comment Data Security vs Information Security
This is really a terminology question that doesn't have relevance to what you need to do to protect information. Is there a reason you need to have clarity between the two terms? That might be a better question we can help with.
Aug
21
comment Plausible deniability regarding KeepassX files
I have tried to make your question readable, and incorporate the additional information you gave in comments. Hopefully the highlighted line is the question you meant to ask. Personally, I can't imagine that your threat model requires anything like this degree of complexity.
Aug
21
comment What are the leading web application security organisations?
Hi paj - this list should be up to date: watsonhall.uk/security/organisations.pl - it lists UK orgs first, then international ones
Aug
21
comment Which hardening methods are used in large linux desktops environments (i.e. Goobuntu)?
Jose - while we do have some hardening questions which have worked here (see the Related sidebar to the right) this one would require a book to answer fully.
Aug
20
comment Is a biometric eye scan more secure than a multi-factor authentication
Folks - can you take this conversation to Information Security Chat. There are obviously strong opinions on this.
Aug
16
comment Can we trust antivirus software?
Simon, if you read my answer you will see that this is almost irrelevant. They may be inserting back doors, or they may not