Rory Alsop

Scotland, United Kingdom

Age: 42

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
  • President of ISACA Scotland
  • Full Member of the IISP (M.Inst.ISP)
  • Security mentor and evangelist
  • Moderator of the Security, Music, 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 how to fix headset
Sadly this is entirely off topic here as well. There are numerous repair sites online that would show you how to fix it, but if you haven't done this before I'd either get a friend to do it or replace them.
comment Time for learning to code
I'd have to agree with Max - food is one of the most important things on your list, a point made by doctors, sports coaches, life coaches, physios etc. Remember, you can study and eat at the same time!
comment Any questions about self control or scheduling internet access?
We do have this question, which has wording which is more useful in a general sense, although I'm not sure whether it would be open if it was asked now:
comment How to deal with aggressive clochards when exploring urbex?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about the great outdoors. It is a question about social interaction.
answered How to properly clean the ducks and his friends?
comment Protect or Unlock
I was going to answer this then realised this is a dupe.
comment Is 1password vulnerable to NSA spying?
Personally, I don;t think this qualifies for reopening, as there is not going to be a valid answer, just opinions. Your second edit helps, but you will need to completely edit the question. I am guessing you want to ask "How can I evaluate the security of a piece of software?" - which may be answerable as long as you don't want an answer stating 'this is safe' or 'this is unsafe'
comment List of popular melodies in all keys
Cleaned up comments - [chat] or meta are the place for this. Comments are not.
comment 5string bass for blues\jazz?
Yes - you can adjust intonation. Some of the 12 and 16 string basses have quite novel ways of doing it, but it is possible.
comment How to be someone more responsive and humurous
There isn't a stack exchange website covering this, however the workplace stack exchange might be your best bet
comment Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
Because it is designed to stop you doing that. Deliberately. In order to protect most users.
comment Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
The jailbreak hacks are the exploitation of vulnerabilities.
answered Mount Iphone for Forensic Analysis
revised I have discovered a botnet during testing
heartbleed is irrelevant here
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
We don't do revenge/penalties though, so I'm a little baffled as to what you mean there. That said, though, I will be cleaning up the comments - but more than happy to chat in [chat]
comment How to explain Heartbleed without technical terms?
Uwe - there have been no massive edits. It was a very minor edit to make it clear who the owner of the image was - and that is really the only edit proposed by a handful of people. SE explicitly encourages editing by the community. My edit here was just to take it back to that position.
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comment Is crypto.js vulnerable to heartbleed attack?
user44548 - what bit of Iserni's answer confuses you? He has explicitly stated it is not vulnerable.
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