Greetings and welcome to the Cyber Security Expert website, a place for News, Alerts, Guidance and All Things Cyber Security, Information Security and IT Security. It is also the home of @SecurityToday & @SecurityExpert Twitter accounts. We look at Cyber Security from a UK perspective, although given cyber crime tends to global in nature we cover and learn the lessons from security issues, industry reports, latest trends and hacking incidents from around the world as well.
I'm Dave Whitelegg, the founder of the IT Security Expert website (https://www.itsecurityexpert.co.uk http://www.cybersecurityexpert.co.uk). This website is an expansion of my IT Security Expert Blog, which I began writing back in 2007 and it is still going strong today.
Let me explain a little about my own background in Cyber Security. Firstly I have held the world's leading Information Security Certification, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by ISC2 for over 10 years, which broadly covers just about everything Information Security you can think of, from Biometrics to Encryption, from Legal compliance to Security Management and even Physical Security, a kind of jack of all trades of all aspects of Information Security.
I am also a certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CFHI), so I know a lot about how the bad guys hack into systems. I have been hacking things for fun (and legally) ever since I got my hands on ZX Spectrum and a game called 'Football Manager' in 1983, I taught myself how to break and rewrite code to make Manchester City a super rich club and win matches, clearly I don't need to do that anymore! Use to be a Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), which basically covers just about everything security aspect of computer networking. I am also a Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, which is the world's leading and most recognised Information Security Management quality standard for business. I am a debit/credit card security and ecrime fraud expert, and hold the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Internal Security Assessor (PCI ISA) certification, and I have decades of experience working in commercial payment environments. Throw into the mix a Master Certified Network Engineer (MCNE) and a few Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications, over twenty years of solid commercial Information Security experience within the military, the banking industry, schools and within large enterprises, add several years of security research, security community involvement, security whitepaper writing, UK and EU Data Protection expertise, threat intelligence, threat assessing, cyber risk management web application security, regular UK speaker/presenter, including TV, radio and UK national newspapers, author of a 10 year old cyber security blog, and quite a bit of legal recreational hacking, all results in what most would qualify as an Cyber, Information and IT Security Expert, hence the name of the website. I am the first of hopefully many Information Security Experts to be found at this website.
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