Rory Alsop

Scotland, United Kingdom

infosecfrog.blogspot.com

Age: 43

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 Maximum Amplitude of a Lissajous Orbiting Object in a L4 or L5 Position
I'd like to see that Lagrangian collage, Mazura :-)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there stars that don't emit visible light?
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comment How do you turn a question into a community wiki? (and how do you access them)
Generally we don't. Stack Exchange really isn't suited to discussion. If you have a read of the [about] page, this is described fairly well. Meta.SE has various commentary on the best way to handle temporal change.
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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 [ask] and come back with targeted questions.
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reviewed Close how do vpns secure the encyption key?
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reviewed Close Authenticating Session-less system
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comment Do we have secret police on Stack Overflow?
user3016153 - I regularly curate comments, either because they are flagged, or because a comment thread has grown. If I can include comments into a post, or get the OP to do it, then I will. If the comment does not serve any purpose in the thread I'll happily remove it (along with any other pointless ones nearby that I see). Remember that while you think your comment is important, that may not be true for anyone else. So stick with the general guidance that most comments are ephemeral.
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answered Advertising policy?
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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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reviewed Close Transaction without 3DS in some online websites is Fraud prone?
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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.
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revised Can my IT department read my Google Hangouts chats while at work?
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comment How do you turn a question into a community wiki? (and how do you access them)
Not sure what you mean by alternatives. What is it you are wanting to do? As things stand now, anyone with enough rep can edit any post.
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