Dr Gary Hinson PhD MBA CISSP set out in the 1980s as a geneticist, then became an IT systems/network manager for a pharmaceuticals company. He soon shifted into information security management and IT auditing. He worked and consulted for multinationals in various sectors in the UK and Europe before emigrating to New Zealand in 2005.
Gary now runs NoticeBored, an innovative information security awareness service. He spends his days researching and writing creative security awareness materials for subscribers covering a different information security topic each month. One of the regular monthly NoticeBored products is a management-level awareness briefing proposing and discussing security metrics associated with each month’s awareness topic.
Gary has been a passionate fan and user of the ISO/IEC 27000-series ISO27k information security management standards, starting with the DTI Code of Practice for Information Security Management that pre-dated BS 7799 in the early 1990’s. He remains involved with the ongoing evolution of ISO27k through SC27, the ISO/IEC committee behind the standards, and runs ISO27001security.com. Browse the site to keep up with ISO27k developments and join the ISO27k Forum to swap notes with thousands of information security pros busy putting theory into practice every day.
Gary is a member of the editorial board for EDPACS, a long-running journal for IT audit and information security professionals. He contributes to blogs, journals, email reflectors, conferences, websites and books whenever inspiration coincides with the opportunity to write his passing thoughts down before they evaporate forever in the mists of time.