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January 06, 2012

And The Nominees Are . . .

social security bloggers awards 12No I am not announcing the choices for the Oscars.  Something even better.  It is time to announce the nominees for the 2012 Social Security Bloggers Awards.  Voting will open today and remain open until January 30th.  Of course the winners will be announced live at the 6th annual Security Bloggers Meet up at RSA Conference!

So before we get to our nominees, a word from our sponsors:

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Actually a few other things to mention first as well:

1. Our judges - The nominees for the Social Security Blogger Awards are made by our blue ribbon panel of judges.  We did not announce their names before hand this year to limit the "lobbying" that they have been subjected to in the past. But now that the nominations are public, they are open to be influenced by food, liquor, baubles or other means.  Seriously a huge thank you to our judges:

Kelly Jackson Higgins

Bill Brenner

Larry Walsh

and special guest judge:

Wendy Nather

2. Eligibility - In years past anyone associated with organizing the bloggers meet up was DQ'ed from being nominated. Frankly that was silly. The fact is that Rich, Martin, Jen and Jeanne (my organizing committee fellow members), don't have a lot to do with the awards.  So the only one not eligible for any awards is me. It isn't fair to keep good blogs and people down.  Also judges could not nominate their own work, but other judges could nominate someone who is judging.  So for instance, Wendy Nather was nominated by another judge unbeknownst to her.

3. New Category - This year we are adding a new category for Security Bloggers Hall of Fame. I will be adding this to the Security Bloggers Network Site after RSA. This category is sort of a lifetime achievement award for security bloggers.  But it doesn't mean they are on their last leg.  This first year we are going to add two bloggers to the Hall of Fame.  In future years we will add one new blogger a year.

4. Who can vote - Again, I did not want to go through the ballot box stuffing that we had a few years back. So only security bloggers and podcasters can vote. If you write on security and have a URL to prove it, you can vote. Me and my election commission members will be going through each vote by hand, so please don't even bother trying to game this. Don't ruin a fun event with bad form.

OK with that out of the way, here are the nominations for the 2012 Social Security Bloggers Awards:

Best Corporate Security Blog:

Fortinet Security Blog http://blog.fortinet.com/

Denim Group http://blog.denimgroup.com/

Trend Micro Cloud Security Blog http://cloudsecurity.trendmicro.com/

Veracode Security Blog http://www.veracode.com/blog/

Kaspersky Lab Blog https://www.securelist.com/en/

Sophos Naked Security Blog http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Best Security Podcast:

Threat Post http://threatpost.com/en_us/podcast

The Network Security Podcast http://netsecpodcast.com/

Eurotrash Security Podcast http://www.eurotrashsecurity.eu/index.php/Main_Page

Pauldotcom http://pauldotcom.com/

Exotic Liability http://www.exoticliability.com/

The Southern Fried Security Podcast http://www.southernfriedsecurity.com/

The Most Educational Security Blog:

Cognitive Dissidents http://blog.cognitivedissidents.com/

Tao Security http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/

F-Secure blog http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

The New School Security Blog http://newschoolsecurity.com/

AppSecInc Blog http://blog.appsecinc.com/

Evil Bytes/John Sawyer http://www.darkreading.com/blog/archives/evil-bytes/index.html

The Most Entertaining Security Blog:

Rational Survivability http://www.rationalsurvivability.com/blog/

Andrew Hay's Blog http://www.andrewhay.ca/

Uncommon Sense Security/Jack Daniel http://blog.uncommonsensesecurity.com/

New School Of Information Security/Adam Shostack http://newschoolsecurity.com/

Naked Security http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Securosis Blog http://securosis.com/blog

The Blog That Best Represents The Security Industry:

Krebs On Security http://krebsonsecurity.com/

Uncommon Sense Security http://blog.uncommonsensesecurity.com/

SANS Internet Storm Center http://isc.sans.org/

Securosis blog https://securosis.com/blog

The Single Best Blog Post or Podcast Of The Year:

Martin McKeay, Curing the Credit Card Cancer http://www.mckeay.net/2011/11/28/curing-the-credit-card-cancer/

Veracode Blog http://www.veracode.com/blog/2011/08/musings-on-custers-last-stand/

Moxie Marlinspike's ThoughtCrime Labs http://blog.thoughtcrime.org/authenticity-is-broken-in-ssl-but-your-app-ha

Idoneous Security http://idoneous-security.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-your-analyst-wishes-you-knew.html

The First Two Members Of The Security Bloggers Hall Of Fame: (please pick 2)

Adam Shostack (Emergent Chaos, New School of Security)

Brian Krebs (Washington Post, Krebs on Security)

Rich Bejtlich, Tao Security

Chris Hoff, Rational Survivability

Graham Cluley, Naked Security

Bruce Schneier, Schneier On Security

OK, there you have it. Your 2012 Nominees for the Social Security Blogger Awards. You can vote if you like, right now by clicking here

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