Ask the Expert: Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4

Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4

This week’s Ask the Expert is with Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4. Javvad offers a fresh perspective on security through his work as a recognised video blogger and industry commentator. He has also authored and co-authored several books. As well as this, Javvad co-founded the Security B-Sides London conference.

In light of the mounting pressure for security companies leaders to get their guard up, Javvad begins by outlining what organisations should be doing to reduce their vulnerability. As well as this, he also introduces KnowBe4’s Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report. This study investigated security across nineteen different industries. Javvad walks us through the findings of the report and draws conclusions as to why they have occurred. Finally, Javvad offers advice on how to start making the necessary changes for stronger security.

“People often ignore security because it creates friction in their day-to-day job”

“IT’s not about throwing money at another tool just to get the information”