Javvad Malik

Security Advocate at KnowBe4

Social Engineering & Insider Threats

Session Title |  Shelfware, threat intelligence, and social engineering - why technology is not the answer

This session is a cumulation of several years of research into security products, defensive strategies and threat intelligence. Defenders have a dilemma in how they should be protecting their organisations. Which tools bring about the best return on investment, and which ones are most likely to simply sit on the shelf collecting dust?

Examining threat intelligence, we’ll delve into the root causes of most attacks – and the role the human plays in it both as victim and being the unwitting hero of the story.

Attendees will leave with an appreciation of how to make better investing decisions, understand root causes, and the significant role social engineering has to play in the current world.

"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 or his website JavvadMalik.com "