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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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The Face of APT Actors

If I were to ask you to picture in your mind a shady criminal organisation consisting of cyber mercenaries, ones that took money from clients, asked no questions, and over the period of ...
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How Low Will Cybercriminals Go?

Surely Bond villains only exist in movies -- I mean people aren’t truly evil are they? Especially ones who sit behind a computer. This was part of a discussion I was having with my ...
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We're All Third-Party Management Organizations

In 2014, Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE famously said, “if you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up today as a software and analytics company.”
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Removing Zoom Meeting ID's: Treating the Symptom, Not the Cause

Zoom has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, and it's commendable that the vendor has been working through as many security issues as it has. With great growth and visibility comes great ...
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Seven Tips to Optimize Security

Data breaches continue, phishing attacks are on the rise, and people responsible for security wake up in a cold sweat a few times a year worried they’re the next victims.
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An Uber Phish

London's Transport for London (TfL) is the entity that manages public transportation and public carriage licenses. In November 2019, TfL stated it would not renew Uber’s Private Hire ...
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The Paradox of Perfection

One of the challenges with living in a hyper-connected world is that it’s easy for anyone to stand on a soapbox and point out when something is wrong.
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Inception: Your Employee's Mind is the Scene of the Crime

I loved the movie Inception when it came out. It had everything, a stellar cast, amazing visuals, a strong plot, and a twisted end that still has me wondering whether or not they were in ...
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The Most Important Thing When Working From Home

With social distancing being the new norm, introverts are joking about how they’ve been preparing for this moment their entire lives. While working from home has many benefits, doing it ...
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Happy Hotel With a Sad Ending

Tokyo, Japan-based Almex which operates the Japanese Happy Hotels announced it has been hacked and that customer data including email address, birth date, gender, phone number, log in, ...
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Dancing with Hackers

Dancing with the Stars pro Witney Carson announced on Twitter that her Facebook account had been hacked. Unknown miscreants gained control of Carson’s Facebook through a unique phishing ...
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Microsoft Sees Phishing on the Rise

According to Microsoft security research, the percentage of inbound emails associated with phishing on average increased in the past year. For some, this may feel like obvious news, but ...
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Don't Worry About Ransomware

Ransomware has been on the rise for a couple of years. It’s not just the volume of ransomware attacks which continue to rise, but some attackers have been focusing on specific targets ...
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Security in Three Keynotes

I had the pleasure of attending (ISC)2 Congress this year in Orlando with my colleague and fellow advocate James McQuiggan.
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What Footballers Wives Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

Professional football (soccer for my American friends) is big around the world. The English Premier League is among the top in the world, attracting some of the best players, generating ...
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