About Me

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
SIEM configuration,
Penetration testing,
Intrusion analysis,
Malware analysis
Vulnerability scanning
Digital forensics
Security Incident Handling and Management
DDoS Incident Management and mitigation

My Experience

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

Location
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.