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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.

Javvad Malik

How to not handle a data breachCar breakdown service provider the AA apparently suffered an issue whereby it was publicly disclosing customer data. Except it wasn’t. But it was.Short version is that AA published 13GB worth of customer data to the internet, including partial credit card details.However, in a masterclass on how not to handle… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec, news

New Petya VariantUnless you’ve been away for the week on a deserted location with no access to the internet, radio, or television, you’ve likely been bombarded with news of the Petya ransomware variant that took offline most of the Ukraine as well as spreading around to other countries. It echoes the disastrous impact WannaCry had… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec news

Yes, it’s that time of the week where we look back over what’s been happening in the world of security over the past week.Pinning down locations from photosGreat example of how one can look at clues in a photo and combine with a bit of OSINT and Google maps to determine the location of… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec, infosec news

Should governments be given backdoors to technology products? British PM Theresa May has been waging a long battle against encryption, stating that end-to-end encryption in apps like WhatsApp is “completely unacceptable” and that it provides a safe haven for terrorists.The argument crops up repeatedly, whenever there is a terrorist incident; governments begin to lean on technology companies… Read more

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Wake up callsWannaCry hit around 150 countries, unleashing ransomware indiscriminately against hospitals, telecoms providers, and an assortment of companies across all verticals and of all sizes.So, it’s not wrong to suggest, as Microsoft President Brad Smith did, that the governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake up call.However, there’s one… Read more

Tags: week-in-review, infosec news

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