Cyber Security 2019

24 Acquisition International - 2019 Cyber Security Awards J Javvad Malik joins KnowBe4 as Security Awareness Advocate KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced the appointment of the well-known industry commentator and prolific blogger, Javvad Malik, as Security Awareness Advocate to its EMEA team. Javvad joins KnowBe4 from AT&T Cybersecurity where he was a Security Advocate and takes up his position with immediate effect. avvad is held in high-regard across the information security sector and is a person I have admired for some time,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “We are very excited about the passionate and fresh approach that he takes to making information security accessible to both the technical and non-technical audiences and we are delighted that he is now part of the KnowBe4 team.“ Prior to AT&T Cybersecurity, Javvad was a Senior Analyst at 451’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP), providing in-depth, and 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. In addition, Javvad has also been an independent security consultant, with a career spanning over 12 years working for some of the largest companies across with in the financial and energy sectors, an author and co-author of several books including The CISSP Companion Handbook and Security Shelfware and the co-founder of the Security B-Sides London conference. “Social engineering poses the single biggest security threat to users globally and KnowBe4 provides one of the industry’s leading platforms to help them manage that threat,” said Javvad. “The role of Security Awareness Advocate is something I will thrive in as it will see me amplify the KnowBe4 message to audiences across EMEA ensuring they understand the importance of new-school security awareness training through every possible medium from social media, webinars, in-person presentations to industry trade shows and traditional media outlets and I can’t wait to get started.“