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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.

August 10, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Black Hat 2015 - Recap

Day 2 of Black Hat started off slowly as many attendees were undoubtedly suffering the ill effects of attending one of the many late-night parties that were held the night before. But with some sleep and sufficient amounts of caffeine, the booth was buzzing again with energy.Open Threat Exchange remained one of the most popular discussion points and Andy Manoske…

August 6, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Black Hat 2015 - AlienVault Booth

As security professionals were getting ready to descend upon Mandalay Bay for Blackhat 2015, we were putting the final touches on our Area 51 themed booth, which featured a UFO abducting a cow.As usual, we were serving our special Cosmic cocktails to keep attendees cool and refreshed as well as unveiling a new design of our infamous green flashing glasses.Aside…

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July 21, 2015 | Javvad Malik

2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM: Visionary Aliens

AlienVault has been named the only visionary in Gartner’s 2015 magic quadrant for security information and event management (SIEM).As an ex-industry analyst I do not envy the amount of research effort that goes into creating a magic quadrant. There are several challenges which plagued me as an analyst when comparing vendors in a particular segment.One of the…

July 13, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Javvad Malik’s first 3 months at AlienVault

There’s an old saying that someone once told me that, “You never truly know someone until you’ve either lived with them, travelled with them or conducted business with them.”With it being three months today with AlienVault I thought it would be a good time to take stock of where I stood.It&rsquo…

July 6, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Insider Threats Defined

Insiders, moles and compromisesAccording to the second annual SANS survey on the security of the financial services sector, the number one threat companies are concerned about doesn’t relate to nation-states, organised criminal gangs or ‘APTs’. Rather the main worry revolves around insider threats – but what exactly is an insider threat and what can be…

June 30, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Securing data in the cloud: What’s so different? Tweetchat Roundup!

Following up from our hugely successful tweetchat around threat intelligence, we initiated another community mind-meld and sought to tackle some of the prevalent themes around cloud security.Queue "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” and lets talk Cloud Security this Thursday #AskAnAlien.. — AlienVault (@alienvault) June 23, 2015We don…

June 9, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Keep Calm and Snoop On

The UK’s Communications Data Bill, also known as the “Snoopers charter” is Britain’s attempt to extend the governments surveillance powers.Not only will the proposed changes significantly impact individuals privacy, but also expected to force UK-based ISPs to archive data of its customers and make it available to law enforcement and government agencies upon…

June 8, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Talks, awards and high fives

As the dust settles in the aftermath of three conferences in three days in London, a lot of tired feet, aching backs and hotel exits emerge.However, the blisters and pain-killers were definitely worth it as AlienVault was named the best SME Security Solution at the 2015 SC Awards, Europe as well as being recognised for Best SIEM Solution.But that…

June 3, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Is Infosec Different in the UK Versus USA?

The green sunglasses were blinking, the green slushies were on tap and somewhere the imperial death march tune was playing. It was of course the AlienVault booth at Infosec 2015 which gave us Aliens the perfect vantage point to interact and meet with [email protected] @J4vv4D @twistandshoutUK by the way I loved the starwars theme on the @alienvault stand.…

June 1, 2015 | Javvad Malik

The European Security Perspective

Better known for maintaining a stiff upper lip, Mary Poppins and a spot of tea, London is also playing host to information security conferences galore.Infosec Europe sets the stage with its signature three day event. Traditionally it has been perceived as more of a trade show, but in recent years it has focussed more on the content side -…

May 18, 2015 | Javvad Malik

Tweetchat about Threat Intelligence: The Final Analysis

Twitter can be both an extremely fun and infuriating medium to communicate via. Limited to 140 characters, one has to resort to creative ways to make a point succinctly.Last week, we thought we’d kick the proverbial hornets nest with a tweet chat on the topic of threat intelligence. As expected, the conversation flowed fast and furious and often…

May 13, 2015 | Javvad Malik

When Bad Things Happen in Good Software

When I was 9, I left school one day to see my mum was not there to pick me up. I thought she may be a few minutes late so spent some time playing with friends in the playground until each and every one of them were picked up and I was left alone in school. Minutes felt like hours as…

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