I'm Liam Somerville a Scottish security professional. I thing I love the most about what I do is the wide variety of technologies I need to know about and use on a day to day basis as well as the pace in which the security industry has to work at to stay ahead. I've been working in security for 10+ years and have experience in:
IDS design, implementation and configuration
Security Incident Handling and Management
DDoS Incident Management and mitigation
I'm not a fan of certification as I've seen too many people able to pass an exam that just can't do the job - in particular, they cant think on their feet and need a documented process. I have some certifications including CISSP, CEH, CHFI to help keep the peace. I'm a big fan of SANS training as well as Offensive Security training having done the OSCP
I'm based in the beautiful historic city of Edinburgh in Scotland. It's a wonderful place to live with beautiful scenery and amazing places like Loch Lomond just a short drive away.