Javvad Malik, Author at Security Boulevard

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

The RSA 2019 Shortlist

| | Blog, security
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

| | 4th Wall
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
AT&T Business Summit day 2

AT&T Business Summit day 2

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via IFTTT Another busy and enjoyable day at the AT&T business summit in Dallas. Today was spent mainly in sessions, and I ended up spending an hour in an ‘ask the expert’ session as well as getting interviewed by Shira Rubinoff. Yay, go me! Tomorrow is the last day, and ... Read More
AT&T Summit day 1

AT&T Summit day 1

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via IFTTT I’m in Dallas, and there’s not Ewing in sight. Luckily, what is here, is a great business summit. Here are some of the highlights from day 1 where I spent most of the time drooling over the booths ... Read More
British Airways breached

British Airways breached

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I got the dates wrong in the video, should have said 21st Aug to 5th Sept. But, this is me looking at the whole incident as a customer, not as a security professional. I received the email notification from British Airways informing me of the breach and the fact that ... Read More
The Queen Agrees

The Queen Agrees

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Around 2006 / 2007 I began blogging and tried to get into video blogging. Although I’d been working in information security for 7 years up to that point, I wasn’t well-connected in terms of what conferences ran, who the influencers were, or who the editors of any of the numerous ... Read More