What does the CISO say? A Tweetchat roundup

May 7, 2019 | 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.

November 20, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Let’s Talk about Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a fundamental information security practice. In simple terms, it means you split out important tasks between two or more people. This prevents one person getting drunk on all the power they wield, and also prevents one person from making a mistake that can have undesired consequences. One of the best examples of segregation of duties can…

November 16, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week - 16th November 2018

Collecting stories over the course of the week is always fun. You start reading one story, and before you know it you’re down the rabbit hole of technology, security, and privacy reading up papers on how scientists want to embed IoT devices in giraffes necks. Fear not, I am here to strip away the mundane and irrelevant and…

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November 9, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 9th Nov 2018

Another week, another trove of articles I read so that I could bring you only the best. Because that’s just the kind of person I am. You’re welcome. A SOCless detection team I can’t remember if I shared this article a few months back, and I’m too lazy to go take a…

November 2, 2018 | Javvad Malik

Things I Hearted this Week, 2nd Nov 2018

It’s November already, where has the year gone? I can almost still remember typing out the words for the year’s first ‘Things I hearted’ blog back in January. Re-reading it now, it feels as if not much has changed, big messes, breaches, an in-fighting seemed like the usual for the year. I was speaking…

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 Past I 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…

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 Busy NCSC 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 Here The 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 Janca An…

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…