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Javvad Malik

Lead Security Awareness Advocate

Javvad Malik is the Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4 and is based in London. Malik is an IT security professional with over 20 years of experience as an IT security administrator, consultant, industry analyst and security advocate. He is also a multi-award winner and is currently a Guinness World Records holder for the most views of a cybersecurity lesson on YouTube in 24 hours.
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Italy Bans ChatGPT: A Portent of the Future, Balancing the Pros and Cons

In a groundbreaking move, Italy has imposed a ban on the widely popular AI tool ChatGPT. This decision comes in the wake of concerns over possible misinformation, biases and the ethical ...
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Latitude Forced To Stop Adding New Customers in Aftermath of Breach

Looks like Latitude Finance is trying to give consumers more "latitude" in their exposure to cyber risks. The Australian finance company admittedly fell victim to an attack that has ...
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Stay Ahead of the Game: Protect Yourself From Trojanized Chat Apps Targeting WhatsApp and Telegram Users

It seems that once again bad actors have found a new way to infect our devices with malware. This time, they are using a devious little trick to spread trojanized versions of popular chat ...
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The Dangers of Vishing Campaigns and How To Protect Yourself

In recent years, cybercrime has evolved to become more sophisticated than ever before. One of the up and coming methods used by criminals is vishing (voice phishing). This is where an ...
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Do Not Let Ransomware Steal the Show – Business Email Compromise Is the Biggest Threat You Must Prepare For!

When it comes to cybersecurity, ransomware is the rockstar of threats. But taking a peek behind the curtain, business email compromise (BEC) causes huge financial losses.
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The Curse of Cybersecurity Knowledge

The curse of knowledge is a cognitive bias that occurs when someone is trying to communicate information to another person, but falsely assumes that the other person has the same level of ...
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Do Not Fall Victim to Cyber Attacks – Find Out What the Latest Hiscox Report Reveals!

Insurance provider Hiscox has published its fifth annual cyber readiness report, which has some eye-opening statistics.
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Alert: Refund Scam Targeting Federal Agencies via RMM Software

At least two federal civilian agencies were the unfortunate victims of a refund scam campaign, perpetrated through the use of remote monitoring and management (RMM) software. CISA, the ...
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Do Not Get Fooled Twice: Mailchimp's Latest Breach Raises Alarm Bells – Protect Yourself Now!

For the second time in less than a year, Mailchimp has found itself in a precarious situation, having to admit that it has been breached. It appears that a social engineering attack ...
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How South Africa's Largest Law Firm Was Fined R5.5m for Not Educating Customers

Africa’s largest law firmordered to pay R5.5 million to a woman who fell victim to a hacking syndicate. When Judith Hawarden was buying a house, hackers changed the bank account number in ...
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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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