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.

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?”.

New Host Unknown Music Video shines spotlight on phishing attacks

Press Release

11 September 2019

Host Unknown, the undisputed global leader in information-security based videos made by three random men based out of London has delighted fans with its eagerly-awaited third song.

Already an established acting team, the group rose up the musical charts with their hit single in 2014, “I’m a C I Double S P“, and was followed up by 2016’s “Accepted the Risk”.

The trio’s latest video, ‘Lost all the money‘ a parody of Nelly’s Ride Wit Me is expected to be a huge hit, with one insider telling us off the record that YouTube may need to increase their bandwidth just to accommodate the rush of expected views.

Sole founder Thom Langford explained the challenges that come with a third song. “There are a lot of expectations with a third song. You have people wondering if the first two songs were just lucky flukes. So, I won’t lie, there was a lot of pressure, both externally and internally. But this is the moment that almost two decades of being a CISO prepared me for.”

Adding his views, sole founder Andrew Agnês said, “People recognise that I’m the creative bulldozer behind the songs. I locked myself away in the recording studio for weeks to nail this, because if I hadn’t nobody would have.”

Sole founder Javvad Malik was unavailable to comment as he was on holiday at the time of writing, but he did send his love and appreciation for all of his fans.

None of the supergroup’s sole founders would respond to comments about being snubbed twice by the Pwnie Awards.

Watch the full music video: Lost all the Money

About Host Unknown

Host Unknown is an information security educational / entertainment group from London, England. It was the pioneer and most significant popularisers of Infosec-Rap and is widely considered one of the seminal groups (based in London) in the history of information security. The group has endured controversy owing to their lyrics which many security managers viewed as being disrespectful of their trade, as well as its glorification of certifications and risk management. The group was subsequently banned from many IRC and sub-Reddit channels. In spite of this, the group has amassed a huge and loyal following.