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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.

December 1, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week – 1st December 2017

Welcome back after a week’s hiatus to give people time to be thankful for all the good in their life. The best things in life: SIEM and log management, crowd-based threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment, asset discovery, and intrusion detection.I am RootApple found itself in the headlines as it was revealed that anyone could log in with…

November 24, 2017 | Javvad Malik

5 Retail Security Tips: Don’t Let Hackers Ruin the Holiday Season

While many people will be kicking off their holiday shopping this weekend to take advantage of brick-and-mortar or online deals, unsavory hackers will be working on gaining access to consumers’ personal information through retailers for malicious purposes.Retailers are often targeted during these peak trading periods when it may be easier for criminals to hide their actions in the…

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November 22, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Jeremiah Grossman: On InfoSec Basics, Incentives, and Warranties

For anyone that's worked in information security for any period, Jeremiah Grossman is a familiar name. Having worked in security for two decades he's seen many industry cycles come and go.Not content with simply being a professional hacker, highly acclaimed public speaker, published author, founder of WhiteHat Security, and current Chief of Security Strategy for endpoint security…

November 17, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week 17th Nov 2017

It’s another week, another roundup. I wasn’t able to publish last week as I travelled to Portugal for Bsides Lisbon. You can read all about my adventures, see a video recap, and a recording of my keynote here. But the TL;DR version is that Lisbon is a lovely city, and Bsides was a great event. …

November 16, 2017 | Javvad Malik

BSides Lisbon and the Global Community

I was honoured to be asked to keynote at BSides Lisbon in Portugal this year. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of BSides conferences. No matter where you are in the world, BSides events are consistently good. It’s like having a can of your favourite beverage - no matter where you are…

November 15, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Steve Ragan: Writing for Impact

Steve Ragan has been covering the security industry for longer than some people have been working in it. More than a journalist, Steve is an active participant in the community and is often found at security conferences helping out and exchanging stories – all with a cheeky grin that radiates a youthful playfulness.Steve, you've been covering information security /…

November 3, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week – 3rd November 2017

It’s been another busy, interesting, and confusing week in the world of security and technology – so let’s just get down to it.50k Aussie government and banks staff records breachedThe personal details of more than 4,000 government employees have been exposed in a massive data breach of 50,000 staff records from various companies across Australia. It…

October 27, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week – 27th October 2017

The role of marketing in cybersecurityThis is from an interview with Theresa Payton, former CIO of the White House, who offers interesting comments and observations around the role of marketing and why CMOs need to work closer with CISOs:My pushback has been for some time that this is a wake-up call for the security side. The…

October 20, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week 20th October 2017

Another week has passed, and more things continue to catch our attention. So lets just jump right inChild safety smartwatchesWhen you’re marketing a ‘smart’ device as a safety device, you better be sure you can secure it.But it appears that manufacturers of child safety smartwatches didn’t get the memo. The fact…

October 13, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week: 13th October 2017

The challenge with compiling this weekly roundup is not finding newsworthy security stories, but whittling down the large number of stories into a selection of my favourite or most impactful ones.To be honest, I often procrastinate somewhat while doing this and end up trying to work out solutions for different security problems. One of them was to setup a…

October 9, 2017 | Javvad Malik

Culture Eats Security for Lunch

In celebration of Week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – surprise! Another blog!In the wild we see culture. The fierce predator, the T-Rex of an organisation. It moves swiftly and silently devouring all in its path.Strategy is its favourite dish, chomping down large chunks of strategy and washing it down with the tears of shareholders.Security…

October 2, 2017 | Javvad Malik

How to Stay Safe Online – Tips for Regular Folks

We’re celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) with a weekly series of security articles on how to improve the state of cyber security-ness.Staying safe online has many similarities with staying safe on the line, aka tightrope walking. It involves a delicate mix of courage, foolhardiness, balance, poise, and the threat of falling to a horrible death.…

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