Javvad Malik

Javvad Malik

The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.

January 18, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 18 Jan 2019

London saw a few flakes of snow drop this week, and social media nearly broke with everyone sharing photos of the white pixie dust falling from the sky. Fortunately, I have few friends, and even fewer social media platforms that I use, so was saved from most of the insanity… well, except for my daughter singing “let it…

January 11, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 11th Jan 2019

And we’re back into the swing of things with a proper first week on the books and plenty to talk about as to the weird and wonderful goings on in the world of security, technology and beyond.International Security of MysteryJoe Gray hasn’t really flown outside of the US other than Canada, so when presented…

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January 4, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 4th Jan 2019

Welcome to 2019! I hope that you had a well-deserved break over the holidays, and a special shout out to all the people that carried on pulling shifts in the SOC, were on-call, and helped ensure stuff stayed as secure as possible while the rest of us were eating and sleeping too much! I’ve said it before, and I…

December 14, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Year 2018

It’s hard to believe the whole year has gone past and I’ve been hearting things nearly every week since it began.I’d like to sum up 2018, so I started to look through all the posts from every week and I realised it was a mammoth task. There have been 40 “Things I hearted”…

December 13, 2018 | Javvad Malik

The REAL 2019 Cyber Security Predictions

It’s December, which means it’s time to get those 2019 cyber predictions going. While there are many well-informed, and some not-so-well informed opinions out there, I’ve dug through the cyber underground, I’ve climbed data mountains, and delved to the depths of the dark web to seek out what is really happening.Having spilt…

December 7, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 7th December 2018

It’s December, so you’re either on holiday, wishing you were on holiday, or hoping the next security article you read isn’t related to predictions.Well, I can’t help you with the holidays, but I can promise there will be no predictions here. It’s just good old-fashioned news of the juiciest…

December 5, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Protecting the Wrong Things

Businesses rely on technology more today than they ever have in the past. In fact, many business models are built entirely around a technology which, if disrupted, could spell ruin.A traditional business with a brick and mortar presence is probably better-placed to withstand an extensive online disruption or outage. For example, if a bank’s online system or…

November 30, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week - 30th Nov 2018

Last week I was off attending IRISSCON in Dublin and so there was no update, and this week I’ve been at the SAN EU security awareness summit - so while I have been hearting things for the last two weeks, I’ve not had a chance to put them down.I don’t want to miss…

November 20, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Let’s Talk about Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a fundamental information security practice. In simple terms, it means you split out important tasks between two or more people. This prevents one person getting drunk on all the power they wield, and also prevents one person from making a mistake that can have undesired consequences.One of the best examples of segregation of duties can…

November 16, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week - 16th November 2018

Collecting stories over the course of the week is always fun. You start reading one story, and before you know it you’re down the rabbit hole of technology, security, and privacy reading up papers on how scientists want to embed IoT devices in giraffes necks.Fear not, I am here to strip away the mundane and irrelevant and…

November 9, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 9th Nov 2018

Another week, another trove of articles I read so that I could bring you only the best. Because that’s just the kind of person I am. You’re welcome.A SOCless detection teamI can’t remember if I shared this article a few months back, and I’m too lazy to go take a…

November 2, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 2nd Nov 2018

It’s November already, where has the year gone? I can almost still remember typing out the words for the year’s first ‘Things I hearted’ blog back in January. Re-reading it now, it feels as if not much has changed, big messes, breaches, an in-fighting seemed like the usual for the year.I was speaking…

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