Javvad Malik is a Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, a blogger event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security that speak to both technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Prior to joining KnowBe4, Javvad was security advocate at AlienVault. Before then,  he was a Senior Analyst at 451’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP), providing in-depth, timely perspective on the state of enterprise security and emerging trends in addition to competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and M&A strategy to technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end users.

Prior to joining 451 Research, he was an independent security consultant, with a career spanning 12+ years working for some of the largest companies across the financial and energy sectors.

As well as being an author and co-author on several books, Javvad was one of the co-founders of the Security B-Sides London conference.

You can follow him on Twitter as @J4vv4D.

 

Professional Certifications

Certified Information Security Systems Professional – CISSP

GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester – GWAPT (lapsed now – can I still list it?)

Awards

2019 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security Blogger awards

2018 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security Blogger awards

2018 Most Entertaining Blog – RSA Social Security Blogger

2015 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security blogger awards

2015 Best Security Video Blogger – European Security blogger awards

2014 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security blogger awards

2014 Best Security Video Blogger (Girl Cynic) – European Security blogger awards

2013 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security blogger awards

2013 Best Security Video Blogger – European Security blogger awards

2013 Most Entertaining blogger – RSA Social Security Blogger

Author of

The official (ISC)2 guide to the CISSP CBK
The CISSP Companion Handbook
The Cloud Security Rules
Security Shelfware
The Smell of Security, The Roar of the Cloud

Speaking

Javvad is a sought-after speaker, having spoken at prestigious security conferences across the world such as BsidesLondon, (ISC)2 Congress, Infosec Europe, RSA, Tactical Edge, RANT Conference, BSides LV, BsidesSF, BSides Manchester, Securi-tay, and The Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference amongst others.

Writing

Some of my other contributions:

AlienVault
InfoSecurity magazine
Dark Reading
CSO Online
451 Research