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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
26
comment How to penetrate into android phone which is on the same wifi network? Kali linux has one option for this is this true?
You would use an exploit route valid for the version of android. This is far too broad a question for this site and not really on topic here.
Jun
26
comment Threshold for biometric authentication
Same as @SteveDL's post - you have the existing data set shipped with it.
Jun
25
comment Threshold for biometric authentication
Single class doesn't work for the requirements stated by the op
Jun
23
comment Why do so many banks have relatively weak e-banking security?
Happy to discuss further in Information Security Chat if you want detail
Jun
23
comment Why do so many banks have relatively weak e-banking security?
Nate - as someone who has worked in security with a large number of the world's biggest banks, I'd have to say that the key points in your question are generally just not true. They may be true in USA - but a lot of the world is more mature in banking security. PwdRsch has most of the answer - but the key takeaway should be that Banks provide more useful security for their customers than almost any other industry - the key words being: useful and for their customers ... and a lot of the controls are in areas other than IT Security.
Jun
22
comment Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Jun
22
comment Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network
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Jun
19
comment How do I find vulnerabilities in software?
The specific example is not important - look at the process vignesh describes
Jun
19
comment How to distinguish between a scam and a genuine call?
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Jun
17
comment How to distinguish between a scam and a genuine call?
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Jun
16
comment How do I report a security vulnerability about a trusted certificate authority?
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Jun
8
comment How can I know that developers will be ethical and not record my password in plaintext
n00b - so if I get your password from one attack on a bank that leaks info, I can get all your bank accounts? Hmmm - not your best plan!
Jun
8
comment Does firewall count as a subnetwork?
Closed - this is basic networking, not information security.
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
7
comment OpenWRT: iptables rules will be deleted automatically
kaio - so far all your questions have been closed or migrated. Can you please re-read How to Ask and the tour pages to ensure you understand this site's scope and requirements. Thanks
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 Elicit the IP of a black box
you say it never initiates communications, but if it responds in any way (ie has a normal TCP stack) then you will have its MAC address and IP address.
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