Security B-Sides London 2015

3rd of June 2015
ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
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Wednesday, June 3 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
My love-hate affair with Security Operations

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I started my career in security operations. It was great - the world was at my fingertips with full admin rights across every single windows NT domain, RACF instance, Tandem, Unix and SQL box… it didn't matter that I never always fully knew what I was doing. The rush of making changes to the firewall in production in order to resolve a P1 incident was unmatched. I was like Eliot Ness, I was untouchable!

That was, until the business became overly reliant on its IT systems and any minor outage caused by me or my colleagues would escalate into a colossal f-up. We were unprepared, unplanned and caught with our pants down.

Many years after my SecOps days and much therapy later I'm coming clean about my love-hate affair with secops. The shady dealings, the password-resets for favours and how I escaped the life of lies. 

This talk may include bad language, and recollections of violence - attendee discretion is advised!


Javvad Malik

Javvad Malik - the dude, playing the security dude, disguised as another security dude is a London-based IT security professional with a 15 year career working for some of the largest companies across the financial and energy sectors. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker... Read More →

Wednesday June 3, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
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