Level: Low Tech

“We take security seriously” – four words that are so easy to say, but what does it mean in the real world?

Are they just soothing words designed to pacify frustrated users in the aftermath of a breach? Or can these words mean something more?

I spent months speaking to CISOs, security professionals and practitioners, as well as going undercover to speak to business owners which certainly rattled some cages.

Thankfully, I dodged many bullets, all in the name of attempting to quantify the unquantifiable – what does it really mean to take security seriously?

So, come along, find out what the professionals think, what the general landscape is, what steps businesses can take, and maybe a few hard-to-believe side stories.”

Javvad Malik is a Security Advocate at AlienVault, 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 speaks to both technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad 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.

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