What’s your favourite computer security blog?

Graham Cluley
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Every year, during the RSA Conference, the fine folks at the Security Bloggers Network get together at a sports bar in San Francisco, and over a few beers and some pizza catch up with their fellow bloggers.

And if the booze, pool tables and crudites wasn’t enough to entice them, there is also the chance that they might win a gong at the annual Social Security Blogger Awards which will be announced during the evening’s festivities.

And that’s where you come in. Because unless you’re a security blogger or podcaster they’re not going to let you into the party. But you can vote for your favourite security blog!

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Vote CluleyI’m chuffed to bits that grahamcluley.com has been nominated in two categories (Most Entertaining Security blog and Most Educational Security blog), and if any of you deem my site worthy of a vote.

And if you vote for anyone else, well.. I’ll sign you up on Ashley Madison. :)

Even if you aren’t interested in voting (Did I mention that it’s quick and painless, and that you can ignore the question about your website URL if you don’t run your own security blog?), you may still want to check out who has made the shortlist because there are some great blogs out there tackling computer security and privacy.

Certainly when I made my way down the list I saw that there were a couple that I had never heard of before, and that I’ll be sure to add to my RSS feed reader to make sure I don’t miss any of their future posts.

Here are the finalists in each category of the Security Blogger Awards 2016, in no particular order:

Finalists for Most Entertaining Security Blog:

Finalists for Most Educational Security Blog:

Finalists for Best New Security Blog or Podcast:

Finalists for Best Security Podcast:

Finalists for Best Blog Post of the Year:

Finalists for Best Corporate Security Blog:


Don’t agree with this list? Is your favourite security blog or podcast missing? Leave a comment below and share your top tips with other readers.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

8 comments on “What’s your favourite computer security blog?”

  1. Matthew Parkes

    Maybe a bit specialist but for PCI DSS what about PCI Guru?
    Or though maybe not a blog technically but definitely a monthly newsletter – Bruce Schneier's Cryptogram?

  2. J. B. Levin

    Schneier's Cryptogram! Good idea!

    The podcast I listen to most regularly is Steve Gibson's Security Now

    1. coyote · in reply to J. B. Levin

      Ah yes. The old celebrity that is Steve Gibson. Steve Gibson the charlatan. I really wish people would wake up to this reality. The evidence is out there it's just people blindly believe whatever they see/hear/etc. – and are unable (or refuse) to actually think on their own. His broken SYN cookies is a really good example yet there are many others. He's only good at fooling many people. And that is something he's really good at. Obviously. It's also unfortunate.

  3. coyote

    My favourite security blog … Let's see. Anything but Graham Cluley! Perhaps something Microsoft? That very thought is sickening (so would be for Apple, perhaps more so).

    You know what it is and I've gone ahead and voted. I also voted for welivesecurity.com and also the article on wired.com about the Jeep being compromised and having its engine shut off remotely.

    Congratulations on the nomination and good luck in the end!

  4. AJ North

    I should like to nominate Krebs on Security, here in the States: http://krebsonsecurity.com/ (I, too, have already voted; congrats, Graham — and many thanks for your efforts).

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to AJ North

      I agree that it's odd not to see Brian Krebs nominated in at least one of the categories – as he's such an influential figure in the security blogging space. He has done well in previous awards, so not sure why he's not there this time.

      Anyroad, thanks to all for their support!

  5. John

    One of the best corporate security blogs isn't listed… IBM Security's Securityintelligence.com

  6. David

    where is Trend Micro Blog ?

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