Artificially Intelligent CISOs on the Blockchain: How Technical Should a CISO Be?

RSA 2020 was the last conference that two of our sole founders attended in person. This was in line with the HU corporate policy of not allowing all three sole founders to travel to the same place at the same time.

At this glorious event, Thom Langford and Javvad Malik moderated a discussion session entitled, Artificially Intelligent CISOs on the Blockchain: How Technical Should a CISO Be?.

Many esteemed security professionals attended, and our corporate mailbox exceeded its quota following all the positive feedback.

Undoubtedly the absolute best session I co-moderated at RSA2020

Thom Langford

We here at HU have a policy to liberate knowledge. So after months of poking, prodding, bribing, threatening and begging, our sole founders took all that they learnt from that session, including the hours upon hours of research they conducted in the lead up – and distilled it all into this one document for your reading pleasure. Answering once and for all the question, how technical does a CISO actually need to be?

Lost all the money!

YouTube may have blocked and taken our the global security smash hit music video “Lost all the Money” – but the fine chaps were not deterred. An external consultant may or may not have been involved in finding the workaround. Putting technicalities aside, the video has now been uploaded to our blogging platform for your viewing pleasure.

Don’t ever say we don’t go the extra mile for you.

THAT VDBIR 2020 chart

We, here at Host Unknown Headquarters (HUHQ: pronounced the same way as when Thom is trying to dislodge an exceptionally stubborn bit of phlegm from his throat) love the Verizon DBIR and look forward to it every year. The team put in a lot of effort and we all walk away educated.

The visuals are always well presented, but this particular image really got the lads talking this year. What does it mean? And what did it teach them?


I learnt I have no idea what the graph actually means, or is trying to say.


This reminds me of one of those ink blot tests. All I can see are six butterfly’s trying to recreate the human centipede.


I’m going to get that tattooed on my lower back!

Thom (again)

I learnt I STILL have no idea what the graph actually means, or is trying to say.

Exclusive Behind The Scenes Footage of “Lost all the Money” Video

Another Press Release

September 20th 2019

In a coup for Host Unknown, an exclusive behind the scenes film has been made by renowned documentary filmmaker Charlie “Chaz” Langford (no relation to Host Unknown sole founder Thom Langford), giving a warts and all view of exactly what it takes to get three middle-aged men to dance and sing without losing their balance or control of major bodily functions.

The film explores the real reason why three music videos have been made, and how the magical dynamic between the trio works. The creative process is laid bare, as the documentary explores each of the member’s incentives and passion for the information security craft and how they bring their unique stance to a tired and staid industry.

Andrew, the Sole Founder of Host Unknown gives a never before look into the makeup artists role in his on-screen appearances, while Javad (Sole Founder) shares his desire for a better world through (his) charitable work.

One key sequence shows two of the trio searching for some hard to find relief, a perfect allegory for their yearning desire to find the perfect golden opportunity to release their pent up creative powers in a torrent of memes, tropes and inevitable stereotypes to further pollinate a sometimes dull and witless industry.

In all, the viewer is left in thrall to the visionary prowess of these three gentlemen, and is left asking themselves, “when is the next one coming out?”.