KnowBe4 Lead Security Awareness Advocate Javvad Malik

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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Lead Security Awareness Advocate
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)KnowBe4
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
CountryUnited States
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Javvad Malik is one of the most influential cybersecurity professionals in the UK. He’s currently Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, as well as a blogger, event speaker and industry commentator. Prior to his role with KnowBe4, he was a Security Advocate with Alien Vault. He is perhaps best known as one of the industry’s most prolific bloggers, with his signature fresh light-hearted perspective on security that speaks to both technical and non-technical audiences alike. Javvad is an author and co-author of several books. He is also one of the co-founders of B-Sides London.

Javvad has been quoted in many articles in the media where he has helped to educate fellow cybersecurity professionals as well as the general public on various cybersecurity topics. He was quoted in publications such as Dark Reading, Infosecurity Magazine, Tech Republic, Forbes, SC Magazine and others. In his role as an advocate, he spreads his message on the importance of cybersecurity to the community at conferences such as RSA, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo and Infosecurity Europe. Javvad creates original blogs and videos to share the message of cybersecurity in a way that’s fun and engaging to the average end user. He has done this better than anyone in the industry, and has even earned many awards for his efforts.

Javvad has won the following awards:
2021 Cybersecurity blogger of the year, Europe – Cybersecurity excellence awards
2020 Who’s who in cybersecurity? – Onalytica
2019 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security Blogger Awards
2019 Cybersecurity: Top 100 influencers at RSA Conference 2019 – Onalytica
2018 Most Entertaining Blog – European Security Blogger awards
2018 Most Entertaining Blog – RSA Social Security Blogger


1. He is one of the most influential and well-recognized cybersecurity personalities in the UK.
2. He is a multi-award winning cybersecurity blogger.
3. His videos and blogs are unlike anyone else’s in the industry – they are fun, engaging and relatable.