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Security B-Sides London 2017
7th of June 2017 at the ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD

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Wednesday, June 7 • 11:15 - 12:05
[NOT FILMED] How storytelling made me a better infosec professional

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Lights, camera, action… just three words can conjure up images, build anticipation, and set the scene.

But what do the words information security, IT security, hacking, or <cough> cyber security </cough> conjure up in the mind of the masses? Why do people think of hoodie-wearing, basement dwelling geeks? Why do charlatans or ill-informed marketers seem to get quoted by the media instead of those who really know their stuff?

You’re security pros’ the guys doing the work, the ones who understand the risks, and the impact of exploits. Yet that’s not the narrative that echoes.

It’s the narrative of marketing departments, clueless armchair academics, ill-informed journalists, or worse still, conferences organised by professional conference organisers, or charlatans looking to make money by milking the security industry.

Come with me on a journey of self-discovery where it’s possible to rise above the noise. I’ll be sharing tips on what worked for me, and how you can apply it to your daily work.

It’s time to take back control of the narrative. If I can do it, you can, and find immense wealth, good fortune, peer admiration, and career growth.*



Javvad Malik

Javvad Malik is a security advocate at Alien Vault, a blogger and a co-founder of Security B-Sides London. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including... Read More →

Wednesday June 7, 2017 11:15 - 12:05
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