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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.

June 28, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Clicking With The Enemy

Recent years have seen a marked increase in phishing as a preferred attack avenue. Phishing emails come in various forms. Some contain malicious attachments or have links which, once users click, direct them to a malicious website for a drive-by malware download, leading to infections by ransomware or other malicious software.Other phishing attack variations do not deliver malicious files,…

June 14, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Are Businesses Prepared for GDPR?

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation was top of mind for many attendees at Info Security Europe 2016.The GDPR is due to come into force in 2018 and has the potential to significantly alter the way businesses handle data. At over 200 pages long, the regulation is possibly the most wide-ranging pieces of legislation passed; ever.Notable GDPR ImplicationsThe introduction…

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June 11, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Infosecurity Europe 2016, a Recap

Another year and another Info Security Europe is in the books. In typical English manner, the weather remained unpredictable. It started with a hot summers day, followed by brief but heavy downpours that resulted in Olympia resembling a sauna that had been turned all the way up to eleven.But this didn’t dissuade the 15k+ attendees from descending…

May 17, 2016 | Javvad Malik

The Community of Extra-ordinary Aliens

Historically, when people talked about communities, they referred to the tight-knit neighborhoods people lived in, and groups people belonged to, where the members had shared values and interests. But like much of the English language, its meaning has changed with the unstoppable rise of the Internet.As well as being physical places where people live, work, and congregate, the word …

May 4, 2016 | Javvad Malik

A Day in the Life of Darth-CISO: Happy Star Wars Day!

It’s May the fourth, Star Wars Day. I don’t know why they call it that. It should be called Day of Vader, but what do people know?I head up cyber security for Lord Vader. I bet you didn’t think he had a security department. But after his plans for the first Death Star…

April 12, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Open Source, the Community, and Aliens

Anyone who has ever been to a security conference can testify that hackers are lovely. This might surprise some people given the competitive (and sometimes ego-driven nature) of our field, but it’s true.I was at DefCon last year (as I am most years) and was struck by the wonderful, perhaps even familial nature of the proceedings. It…

March 15, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Privacy, The Feds and Government Surveillance - RSA and Spiceworks Survey Results

We recently ran two user surveys concurrently at RSA 2016 in San Francisco as well as online with the Spiceworks community of IT professionals. The RSA and Spiceworks surveys gathered 987 and 605 responses respectively. We combined both sets of responses. The full report is available now. Here's a summary of our results:Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of those working in IT security…

March 11, 2016 | Javvad Malik

One Change to Improve Security

One of the best things about being at RSA last week was the opportunity to meet and seek out the opinions of industry practitioners, observers and commentators. In addition to conducting a formal, structured survey at events like RSA, I also like to pull out my camera and talk to folks to capture some of their thoughts on film.Having…

March 4, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Seven Alien Highlights From RSA 2016

At RSA 2016, AlienVault descended on the Moscone Center with its glowing larger-than-life UFO and Ethel, the floating cow, to carve out its own Area 51 on the show floor. We got a lot of compliments on our booth, and were told by many attendees that it was one of the best!With thousands of security professionals converging in one place, there…

March 3, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Writing Risk Statements in Infosec

How Hackers Can Communicate Like a HackYou're a security professional. Many of the things you see on a daily basis terrify you. Heartbleed and Shellshock shook you to your core, but that's because you knew how they worked, and how serious their implications were. Nobody had to tell you that these vulnerabilities were big deals.But the…

February 12, 2016 | Javvad Malik

7 Cyber Security Movies That Need to Be Made

Our recent tweet chat on pop culture got a lot of people talking.Opinions were thrown in each direction, ranging from the good, bad and the ugly.It got me thinking about two of my favourite things, Hollywood and Information Security. And so I present to you my list of seven cyber security movies fitted into a tried and tested…

February 9, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Tweetchat roundup: Is Pop Culture Making Cybersecurity Sexy?

If pop culture is to be believed, cybersecurity is hot property. Hacks and breaches not only dominate the real-world media but can be seen everywhere in TV and in the movies. These are popping up as plot devices, like in Homeland, or the focus of shows like CSI Cyber and Mr. Robot.But what do industry professionals think of this?…

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