What is an insider threat? Insider threats explained

January 14, 2020 | Javvad Malik
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.

January 14, 2020 | Javvad Malik

What is an insider threat? Insider threats explained

Insiders, moles and compromises According to a recent 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…

May 7, 2019 | Javvad Malik

What does the CISO say? A Tweetchat roundup

Note from the editor: Javvad has left AT&T Cybersecurity, but on his last day he penned a final blog, recapping the awesome tweet chat we had with all star CISO's. Here is Javvad's heroic working-the-last-day blog: On 18th April 2019, @ATTCyber gathered a panel of CISOs (and recovering CISOs) for a tweetchat to discuss some of the…

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April 26, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I hearted this week 26th April 2019

Hello and welcome to a very special edition of things I hearted this week as this may be the last time you’ll read this column here on the AlienVault (AT&T Cybersecurity) blog. And I’ve probably already said too much. Onwards with the things I hearted. How to help dissidents with technology? “Lift all…

April 23, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Security through transparency

There are many things within Information security that pundits have been claiming are dead, or should be killed by fire - passwords are usually found at the centre of such debates. But this isn’t a post about passwords, it’s a post about honesty, and trust. But let’s first take a look at the other…

April 12, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I hearted this week 12th April 2019

Hello again to another weekly security roundup. This week, I have a slightly different spin on the roundup in that the net has been slightly widened to include broader technology topics from more than just this last week. However, all of the articles were written by ladies. With that, let’s dive straight in. A beginner's guide to test automation …

April 5, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I hearted this week, 5th April 2019

Hello again, back to your regularly scheduled weekly security news, views, and opinions roundup. So without further ado, let’s jump straight into it. Pwned GPS eatches A German security researcher has printed the word "PWNED!" on the tracking maps of hundreds of GPS watches after the watch vendor ignored vulnerability reports for more than a year, leaving thousands of…

March 29, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I hearted this week, 29th March 2019

I search long and hard each week to find the best and most interesting security stories. These aren’t just news stories, but also interesting blogs and experiences people share. One thing I’ve felt (I say feel because I don’t have scientific proof to back this up) is that fewer people are blogging regularly. Of…

March 22, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I hearted this week, 22 March 2019

RSA has come and gone, and things are settling down into a normal routine. I did write a post-RSA blog which covered the highlights and trends I observed. Because of RSA and the subsequent week of getting through the backlog of emails and work, the news list has piled up with over 141 separate news items lined up in my list.…

March 15, 2019 | Javvad Malik

RSA 2019 - A Case of the Blues

RSA is arguably the biggest business-focussed cyber security event of the year. As over 40,000 security professionals completely take over the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. Of course, one of the biggest changes this year was a case of the blues - as AlienVault made its transition into AT&T Cybersecurity. There were smiles all around, and the now blue…

February 22, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 22 Feb 2019

We have two weeks of news to catch up with because I was travelling last week and wasn’t able to submit to the editor in time. But that just means double the security fun. So let’s just jump right into it. Helping The Smaller Businesses Small and mid-sized businesses have most of the same cybersecurity concerns of larger…

February 20, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Securing People

Cybersecurity has three pillars of people, process, and technology. Enterprises have historically had a skewed focus towards the technology aspect of cyber security - installing another endpoint agent, or deploying another network monitoring device designed to seek out anomalys behaviour. While all these things are well and good, when you look at user awareness plans, and most companies have a…

February 8, 2019 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted This Week, 8th February 2019

What a wild week it’s been. There have been assaults on researchers (ok, just one that I know of), there’s a great look into changing company cultures, and RDP has a flaw. All this and more, in this week’s action-packed edition of things I hearted this week. Assaulting Researchers The short version is that…