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.

March 15, 2019 | Javvad Malik

RSA 2019 - A Case of the Blues

RSA is arguably the biggest business-focussed cyber security event of the year. As over 40,000 security professionals completely take over the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.Of course, one of the biggest changes this year was a case of the blues - as AlienVault made its transition into AT&T Cybersecurity. There were smiles all around, and the now blue…

February 22, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 22 Feb 2019

We have two weeks of news to catch up with because I was travelling last week and wasn’t able to submit to the editor in time.But that just means double the security fun. So let’s just jump right into it.Helping The Smaller BusinessesSmall and mid-sized businesses have most of the same cybersecurity concerns…

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February 20, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Securing People

Cybersecurity has three pillars of people, process, and technology. Enterprises have historically had a skewed focus towards the technology aspect of cyber security - installing another endpoint agent, or deploying another network monitoring device designed to seek out anomalys behaviour.While all these things are well and good, when you look at user awareness plans, and most companies have a…

February 8, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 8th February 2019

What a wild week it’s been. There have been assaults on researchers (ok, just one that I know of), there’s a great look into changing company cultures, and RDP has a flaw.All this and more, in this week’s action-packed edition of things I hearted this week.Assaulting ResearchersThe short version is that…

February 6, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Security Have and Have-Nots

Security Have and Have-NotsWay back in around the 2010 / 2011 timeframe Wendy Nather coined the phrase "The Security Poverty Line" in which she hypothesised that organisations, for one reason or another (usually lack of funds), can't afford to reach an effective level of information security.Nearly a decade on, and while the term has sunk into frequent usage within the…

February 1, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 1st Feb 2019

Hello February! I was doing some research last night and was surprised to discover that the Target breach is over five years old! Five years! I was sure it only happened a couple of years ago - but such is the fast-paced nature of the industry, and also I guess a testament to how certain major breaches become part of…

January 29, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Ways to Respond to a Breach

Breaches aren’t easy to deal with, especially if you are of the opinion that companies are people too. Having seen, been part of, and lent a shoulder to many a breach, here are nine of the common ways companies respond to breaches.Delayed responseA delayed response is when a breach has occurred and the company is informed…

January 25, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 25th January 2019

And in what feels like a blink of an eye, January 2019 is almost over. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. But we’re not here to have fun, this is a serious weekly roundup of all the security news and views, with a few cynical observations thrown in for good measure.Tables Turn on Journalists …

January 24, 2019 | Javvad Malik

How to Be an InfoSec Thought Leader

What does it mean to be a thought leader? Is it merely the opposite of a thought follower, or is it more nuanced than that?Becoming a thought leader is the epitome of professional success. But a thought leader isn’t a title that one attains by going to Harvard, or Cambridge. No, it’s a title bestowed…

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…

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…

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