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.

October 29, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Spicing up the MSSP World

We love conducting  surveys at conferences. Not only do we gain insights from some of the smartest people in attendance, but we get a few extra minutes to mingle and get to know them better.So, while we were at SpiceWorld in Austin this year, we sought to capture thoughts on outsourcing security. Of the attendees, 380 participated in our…

October 26, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 26th October 2018

Wordpress Wants to Erase its PastI was just flexing my clickbait title muscles with the heading here. But according to a talk at DerbyCon, the WordPress security team stated its biggest battle is not against hackers but its own users, millions of which continue to run sites on older versions of the CMS, and who regularly fail to apply…

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October 23, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Why Spending More On Security Isn’t The Answer

Volume 8 of the AT&T Cyber Insights report looked into whether organizations who are investing more in cybersecurity are achieving better outcomes than those who aren’t.The outcome of the research was a resounding no.On the surface, this may seem counter-productive. After all, how many CISO’s have you ever heard complain about having too…

October 19, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 19th October 2018

It’s been another eventful week in the world of cyber security. So let’s just jump right into it.NCSC has Been BusyNCSC collaborated with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and the USA to give us a report that highlights which publicly-available tools criminals are using to aid their cyber crimes.Joint report on publicly available…

October 16, 2018 | Javvad Malik

AT&T Business Summit 2018 - First Impressions and Recap

From the 25th to the 28th of September 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the AT&T Business Summit in Dallas.I walked away with a whole new perspective on AT&T business, what a conference could be like, and the Dallas Cowboys.The Future is HereThe show floor at the summit was small when compared to…

October 12, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 12th October 2018

What is a Vulnerability?The part that most people don’t seem to understand enough is that an attack only matters if something is at stake. A transaction of some sort needs to occur, otherwise it doesn’t matter if someone performs the particular attack against you.When is a vulnerability not a vulnerability? | Medium, Tanya JancaAn…

October 5, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week: 5th Oct 2018

There was no update last week because I was in Dallas for the AT&T Business Summit which was a great event. Chuck Brooks wrote a detailed post on his experience, while I made a couple of videos charting my time.But enough of that, lets see what went down in the world of security over these last few…

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…

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…

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