Moving soon

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These days I find myself repeatedly biting off more than I can chew with personal projects. Whether it be me thinking I can fix a fence, or dig up weeds, or maintain my own site. TL;DR I’ll be moving this blog soon over to javvadmalik.com (several people have told me ... Read More

Unicorn Power

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As of last week, it became official, that KnowBe4 became the latest Infosec unicorn. A what? A Unicorn is a term given to a private company that is valued at a billion dollars. How? An investment of $300m led by KKR, with participation from exiting investors, Elephant, and TenEleven Ventures ... Read More
Joining KnowBe4 and going on a road trip

The Curse of Erich

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At first I thought it was an exaggeration. A story that had got out of hand. But after spending over 72 hours travelling with Erich Kron, I do believe he is cursed to travel with. Despite everything being booked in advance, Erich spent an awful lot of time on the ... Read More

FAQs: Joining KnowBe4

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Welcome back from the mid-season break! Quick recap, I left AT&T Cybersecurity aka the company formerly known as AlienVault, so I wandered the earth like Caine from Kung Fu, took up yoga, and got into adventures. Just kidding, I’ve never tried yoga! I have joined KnowBe4 as one of their ... Read More

An alien no more

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I resigned from AT&T Cybersecurity, the part of the company formerly known as AlienVault. It was a great place and I enjoyed my time there. The days were filled with joy, like lens flare in J.J Abrams Star Trek. But everything comes to an end sooner or later. And sometimes ... Read More

The RSA 2019 Shortlist

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Last week, Thom Langford wrote a post on his RSA 2019 itinerary, which featured some of the sessions he’d shortlisted to visit. I found it to be a useful list, and thought I’d try compiling my list of vendors I’d put on my shortlist to find out more about. My ... Read More
IRISSCON 2018 Recap

IRISSCON 2018 Recap

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I finally made it over to Ireland! It’s quite embarrassing having lived all my life in London that I never did get the chance to hop sooner. But we are where we are, and what better reason to go over than to attend IRISSCON. At the airport, I was about ... Read More
Victim-blaming by any other name still smells just as bad

Victim-blaming by any other name still smells just as bad

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One of my favourite bloggers Troy Hunt posed a question on Twitter yesterday asking whether a user should share responsibility for a weak password that they reuse across multiple services. There was a lot of great discussion and debate, and I found myself opposing Troy’s views. It was getting late ... Read More

Buying Open Source

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Red Hat was recently acquired by IBM for and eye-watering $34 Billion, and while it’s the largest deal of its nature, it did get me curious as to how frequent it is for open-source companies to get involved in a bit of M&A. To keep it simple outside of my ... Read More
Awareness series -Phishing

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), but why restrict it to a month, when we need it all year round. So, I created a few very short videos on a few security awareness topics. The idea was to keep them short enough so people would watch them to ... Read More
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