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.

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…

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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 |…

July 9, 2018 | Javvad Malik

15 Ways to Deal with Badly Written Risks

Every so often, a report gets presented which looks like it was written by the work experience student that was employed by the intern.So what’s the best way to respond? I went on Twitter to ask the opinion of folk who have to deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis, and distilled their wisdom…

July 6, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 6th July 2018

Here's an idea.Have convicts in prison manually mine cryptocurrencies.Call it, <wait for it> the blockchain gang!Thank you very much, I'll be here all week.Now on to the serious stuff.10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING INTO CYBERSECURITYYou may know Kevin Beaumont as @GossiTheDog on twitter. He won the 2018 EU blogger awards for…

July 3, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Cloud Based Security

Benedict Evans stated that, the best is often the last. He elaborates by saying, "The development of technologies tends to follow an S-Curve: they improve slowly, then quickly, and then slowly again. And at that last stage, they're really, really good. Everything has been optimised and worked out and understood, and they're fast, cheap and reliable."And while…

June 29, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 29th June 2018

It's been an absolutely lovely warm week in London. The sun has been shining, allergies have been high, and kids have been missing out on all the wonders because they're too busy being indoors staring at a mobile device or tablet.Things were very different back in my days... and just like that, I've turned into my…

June 22, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 22nd June 2018

The Tesla InsiderElon Musk sent out an email stating an employee had stabbed the company in the back like Brutus, changing production code, and leaking inside information. I'll admit that like many people who have talked about or written about insider threats in the past, I instinctively punched the air and yelled, "YES! I warned you but you…

June 15, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 15th June 2018

Fear not, after a week without update because I was busy galavanting around at Infosecurity Europe and picking up awards, regular service has been resumed.Empathy in Incidence ResponseHis email message to the SOC was succinct. “I clicked on a suspicious link,” he wrote, “What do I do now?”My first reaction wasn’t…

June 12, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Infosecurity 2018 Recap!

The London weather was uncharacteristically pleasant for the whole week which saw it play host to many visitors around the world who descended for Infosec 2018 in Olympia.As usual, the event was lively, with a seemingly endless line of attendees walking the hall, and attending sessions.In my view, the sign of a good conference is how many people it…

June 1, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 1st June 2018

It's unlikely there will be an update next week as I'll be heading to Infosecurity Europe and Bsides London. If you're in the area feel free to come and say hello. I'll be at the AlienVault stand #L60 at Infosecurity. And if I'm not there, go up to one of my colleagues and say my…

May 25, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 25th May 2018

The Royal Wedding is behind us. Elon Musk is melting down over a piece that exposed safety concerns in its car factory, and I'm just going to jump right into the InfoSec news for the week.Reliance On IOTNest, the manufacturers of smart home devices suffered an outage whereby owners of Nest products were unable to access…

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