Infosecurity Europe is just a few weeks away, which means that it is also time for the EU Security Blogger awards. Huzzah!
I missed the awards last year because I was giving a talk about security risks associated with
the cloud somebody else’s computer in grim, depressing Monte Carlo. How I wished I could have been attending Infosecurity Europe in London, and been hobnobbing with my fellow security bloggers instead…
Well, this year I will be there in London and, I’m chuffed to bits to announce, grahamcluley.com has been nominated in a (somewhat hard-to-believe) grand total of SEVEN categories:
- Best Corporate Security Blog
- Best European Corporate Security Blog
- Best Security Video Blog
- Most Entertaining Blog
- Most Educational Blog
- Best EU Security Tweeter
- Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog
To take part in the EU Security Blogger awards is simple. You just click on this link.
What’s much harder is choosing who to vote for. The awards have expanded, and there are many more people and companies up for each award – with some truly impressive names. If you have any interest in computer security I strongly recommend checking out the list and adding some of those sites to your RSS reader, as all have interesting things to say.
Anyway, I found it really easy to choose who I was going to vote for in… oh… about seven of the categories, but you will have to make your own minds up.
What are you waiting for? Voting closes at midnight GMT on Friday the 3rd June 2016.
>> So, vote now! <<
To be honest, being nominated in any category is exciting enough – but I’m especially pleased to see I made the videos shortlist as I ramped up my video output in the last six months and plan to make many more in future.
So, the message is clear. If you don’t want me to make any more videos, don’t – whatever you do – vote for me.
Fingers crossed on that one (and if I fail to meet the grade I’ll simply try to pry the gong out of the cold, dead hands of Javvad Malik…)
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PS. I think I forgot to include the voting link. So here it is again…
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11 comments on “What’s your favourite computer security blog? Vote now!”
Well Graham, I'm not really sure, to be frank. I think it's probably Bruce Schneier's, at www.schneier.com. He has what you haven't: the USP (that's Unique Selling Point, for the ignorant masses) of Friday Squid Blogging (see "Counterfeit Squid", https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/05/friday_squid_bl_526.html). What you need is something similarly unique. However, I am open to persuasion, as Joan Armatrading once said, and the email address for my PayPal account is equally open to disclosure (hint, hint).
# East or West, where's the best… #
Joan Armatrading is pretty good, and I'm a big fan of her eponymous album from '76. But I'm more of a Joni Mitchell, Lennon-McCartney, Dylan kind of guy…
Maybe I could counter Schneier's weekly squid with a fortnightly wombat?
Bruce's blog is fantastic but it's oriented towards a very different readership.
Graham's site is geared towards the masses and turning security stories into interesting/engaging news whilst Bruce covers the far more technical stories and links to academic and maths research papers which only a select few can understand.
For technical commentary Bruce is the outright winner.
For ease of comprehension Graham wins.
You may not believe what you read here ……..
You'll be getting MY vote! :-)
I shamelessly voted for you in every category, but did vote Sophos in at least one you were not included in.
I do frequently visit many of those on the list, but there were more than a few I really should check out. Great list though.
As we say here in the USA, I voted for you early and often . My job is to turn out content for our company's Info Sec Awareness and Training site so I need sources and I find yours the best. I like the combination of humor with the right level of technical detail for my audience. Most important, I'm lazy and your newsletter comes right to my inbox each morning.(BTW I always attribute to your site).
Keep up the good work and don't lose your sense of humor.
Obviously I voted for your blog in each category. If you weren't an option I voted for Security Now and MalwareBytes.
This is my first post. I have been reading your blog every day for over a year now. I read other security blogs but I find yours quite unique in every way! I just wanted you to know that I voted for you in every catagory that you were listed in. Does that make me a bloody wanker? ;)
I wasn't going to respond here (only vote) as I suggested to you whenever that was (my sense of time is close to non-existent for some while) but I have to express some outrage.
Steve Gibson was actually nominated? Really? Steve Gibson the one who created broken TCP SYN cookies (to name one of many)? Steve Gibson's has one talent and he's a master at it; he's easily deceived so many people for so long even though it's long been known he's nothing but a charlatan. There is plenty of evidence out there. The Register is an example: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/02/25/steve_gibson_invents_broken_syncookies/ (sadly that example is in some ways less serious of an example of how brilliant he is not even though it's a significant example)
Shameful that he is nominated… it is a disservice to the global Internet security and I find it inexcusable and unthinkable that he is nominated for the best of anything.
Otherwise, I've voted for you except that I didn't vote for the tweet one because I don't use twitter and I refuse to vote/commend/condemn/judge/comment on anything I have no (or limited) knowledge (and experience) of (with); regrettably this means I can't vote for something else against Steve Gibson – tempting and beneficial to everyone (whether they know it or not) as it would be – because I have hearing problems and in any case I'm a fast reader so haven't listened to any of the other podcasts.
Regarding your avatar – 'report anything that seems out of place' – here are two telling excerpts from a world-renowned expert in security:
"We need to do two things. The first is to stop urging people to report their fears. People have always come forward to tell the police when they see something genuinely suspicious, and should continue to do so. But encouraging people to raise an alarm every time they're spooked only squanders our security resources and makes no one safer."
"This is a result of our stupid "see something, say something" culture. As I repeatedly say: "If you ask amateurs to act as front-line security personnel, you shouldn't be surprised when you get amateur security."