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Javvad Malik

Javvad Malik
Javvaad Malik is a security awareness advocate for KnowBe4, a blogger and co-founder of Security B-Sides London. As an active blogger, event speaker, and industry commentator Javvad provides the industry's prolific video blogging and signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security.
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Holiday Package or Scam Message? Clickers Beware

As we enter the holiday season, we start getting bombarded with amazing offers and often take advantage of not only grabbing ourselves a bargain, but also stockpiling gifts for friends ...
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Unconventional Security Awareness Advice

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and you are undoubtedly being bombarded with some fantastic advice on how to stay cyber safe. 
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Breaches & Cyberwar Driving Security Culture

Cybersecurity Culture is a hot topic amongst many organisations and security professionals. But what are organisations doing to build a strong security culture?
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Reduce Your Chances of Getting Scammed

In today's connected world, nearly everyone has a story where they have been targeted by a scam and either that person or someone they know have lost money to scams. 
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Introducing the New 'Security Masterminds' Podcast

We're excited to announce that we have launched a new podcast called "Security Masterminds”! This podcast covers a range of topics in cybersecurity, with a particular focus on the human ...
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The Evolution and Future of Ransomware

The history of ransomware spans over 30 years. The first specimen, known as the AIDS Trojan, was delivered via physical media using the postal system, and, upon its discovery, was quickly ...
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QR Codes in the Time of Cybercrime

QR codes have been around for many years. While they were adopted for certain niche uses, they never did quite reach their full potential. They are a bit like Rick Astley in that regard, ...
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The Benefits of Paranoia

Security professionals can often be perceived as being overly paranoid. Don’t click this or the criminals will get into the system, always have at least 3 firewalls to prevent the nuclear ...
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In Order to Have Good Security Culture, Behaviour Comes First

In our efforts to raise awareness among users of the importance of cybersecurity and the part they have to play in it, we sometimes go about things in a long-winded manner.
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Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 from KnowBe4!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month takes place every October. It is a month dedicated to raising cybersecurity awareness, educating your employees on how to better protect the organization, ...
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12 Steps to a Security Ignorance Program

Most people working for organisations have been exposed at some point in their careers to security awareness programs. Some of these programs are well-executed and delivered, while others ...
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Video Verification and Deepfakes

Technology has introduced greater convenience for consumers around the world. With each new technological advancement, we have benefited from better, faster, and more accurate ...
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Running Headfirst Into a Breach

The pandemic changed the fortunes of many organisations. Perhaps none so much as Zoom, which has found itself becoming a noun synonymous with any form of video call.
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5 Tips For Consolidating Remote Work Tech Debt

In 2020, nearly every organisation embraced remote working to some extent or another. For some, the transition was smooth and easy, as they already had a mobile workforce and were largely ...
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Embarrassment is Better Than Regret - Report Suspected Phishing Emails

There are many great things I can say about my time at KnowBe4. Colleagues are fun, approachable, witty, and have a phrase for most eventualities. The phrase that goes around in my mind ...
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Computer Security Day

November 30th is Computer Security Day; a day to remind us all to protect our computers… But what does protecting your computer actually mean?
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Cyber Security Awareness Month is Over... Now What?

October was Cyber Security Awareness Month, the month during which many organisations and individuals contributed their ideas, shared content and helped educate each other on the ...
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Manipulation by Disinformation: How Elections are Swayed

Security Serious Week 2020 focused on disinformation, and there were many talks, tweetchats, presentations, panel discussions, and blogs.
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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lessons Learned: Out of Bounds Communication

When staying safe online, it’s important not to go “out of bounds” for communication. Simply put, going out of bounds could mean a recipe for how your users could fall victim to a ...
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The Ultimate Cyber Security Tip

It’s Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the security advice is flowing out from all corners of the web to advise your users on remaining secure. However, all this information can be ...
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