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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.

September 21, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 21st Sept 2018

Next week I’ll be flying out to Dallas, Texas to attend the AT&T Business Summit. I’ve never been to Dallas before, so hope to check out the sites and maybe even find out who did shoot JR (if you’re born after 1983 that reference probably means nothing to you).Do Breaches Affect Stock…

September 14, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 14th September 2018

With everything that keeps going on in the world of security, and the world at large, most eyes were focused on Tim Cook as he and his merry men took to the stage and announce the latest and greatest in Apple technology.There didn’t seem to be anything totally mind-blowing on the phone end. Just looked to be…

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September 7, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 7th Sept 2018

Welcome to another week of security goodness. I think we’re in that weird part of the year where most summer holidays are coming to a close, so people are opening their inboxes - saying NOPE - and shutting them back down again. Or maybe that’s just me. Although I am glad that the kids are finally…

September 4, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Cyber Security Awareness Month - Phishing

It’s September, which means it’s almost October, which is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!NCSAM was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004. This government and industry collaboration was started with the intention to ensure citizens and companies of all sizes have access to resources…

August 31, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 31 Aug 2018

After a week in Vegas for Blackhat, and then a week’s vacation, I’m back with your favourite dose of security roundup. Giving you the security news and views you deserve, not need.So, let’s just jump into it and make up for lost time.Adventures in Vulnerability ReportingDiscovering vulnerabilities and getting rewarded for…

August 13, 2018 | Javvad Malik

The Black Hat Recap

BlackHat is always one of the most interesting conferences of the year. Firmly sandwiched between BsidesLV and DefCon, it brings a unique mix of research and people to Las Vegas.We unveiled our new booth design, which featured a huge Alien head hovering above the shiny new green and black booth, which had a presentation theatre on one side and…

August 3, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 3rd Aug 2018

It’s August already. The kids are off on their summer vacations telling me how bored they are every 5 minutes, and the annual security gathering in Las Vegas of Blackhat, Defcon, and BsidesLV is all but upon us.There will be no recap next week because I’ll probably be getting ready to fly home - but normal…

July 30, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

In an attempt to wake up companies that may not be taking security as seriously as they should, they are often told, "It's not a matter of if, but when."Historically, I've not been the biggest fan of this term, in that it has a certain undertone of doom and gloom. A bit like one of those life…

July 27, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 27th July 2018

Welcome to your weekly security roundup, providing you all with the security news you deserve, but maybe might not need.As always, these news stories are human-curated by me - no fancy algorithms, no machine learning, and definitely no trending topics here.We are less than two weeks away from Blackhat in sunny Las Vegas. We’ll be there…

July 24, 2018 | Javvad Malik

The Security Compliance Tweet Chat - What We Learned

In our most recent Tweet Chat, we had Ben Rothke join us as our special guest, and the topic for discussion was compliance.If there ever was a topic that gets security professionals riled up, I think it would be compliance. There were many questions asked and answered; you can find most of the discussion by searching for…

July 20, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 20th July 2018

INFOSEC RECRUITING - IS THE INDUSTRY CREATING ITS OWN DROUGHTWe've all been blasted with many a report that infosec has a massive skills gap. But what if the problem doesn't lie with the lack of skilled professionals, but the hiring process itself?Thomas Fischer makes a compelling argument, using some of his personal recent experiences from both…

July 13, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 13th July 2018

AT&T To Acquire AlienaultI've covered and speculated, and even advised on security M&A over the years, but it's the first time I've been working in a technology company that has been acquired. It's exciting times, and glad to be part of the journey.AT&T to Acquire AlienVault |…

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