Rory Alsop

Scotland, United Kingdom

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 Instruments that challenge your ear
the pitch is significantly affected on both. Part of the technique of a could harmonica player is getting the draw right for perfect pitch bends
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
I think I'd have to disagree. They both have the same issues.
comment how to come out of self destructive mindset and be productive?
i Shravan, While I think Jeanne's answer cover's off a few of the points you have listed in your post. It is very difficult to understand what you are asking - we recommend you post one question so that it can be answered. You can edit your post to make it clearer.
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
not sure why you commented on the harmonica answer the way you did - the same points apply almost equally here.
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
The musical saw is also challenging...
comment Was the video about MH17 done the day before it crashed?
For time stamps to be forensically accepted, they must be internally consistent with other data from the filesystem! This is why forensic imaging is so critical - any missed step can invalidate all data or inferences from the investigation!
comment Online Shopping password keylogger risk
rram - not necessarily. It all comes down to how much you trust the shopping site, payment site, infrastructure etc.
comment series of SSL errors across multiple sites -- reason for concern?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a specific system misconfiguration which is not likely to be of benefit to others
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comment CYBER RANGE - How do Cyber Ranges help in the testing of new technologies ?
Define cyber range. Doing that may help you answer this question...
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comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
This question has already been answered on Aviation SE
comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
Actually, that one over on aviation has some excellent answers. Think it's worth closing this - it's an exact duplicate.
comment Can one tamper with flight recorder data?
Why do you think they should use something? What is the threat scenario there?
answered Wasp repellent for an object/area?
comment Calculate Wifi access point distance from reciever?
I have updated the wording to make it more obvious.
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