December 29, 2009

Welcome, everyone, to Here’s to new beginnings, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Some of you may be familiar with my work at The Washington Post and the Security Fix blog. will feature similar content: Original reporting and analysis on important security threats and trends.

With a few exceptions, I will continue to eschew chasing the security story-of-the day, as there are plenty of sites you can go to for that. My focus will remain on publishing information and reporting that you won’t find anywhere else – and with a minimum of editorializing.

Visitors who are unfamiliar with my work can browse through a collection of what I think represents some of my best reporting over the past few years. The About the Author and About this Blog tabs include a bit more detail about who I am and how this blog will be organized.

Finally, this blog will be a whole lot more interesting if folks participate, so if you’ve got something to add or have a strong feeling one way or another on a topic, take a second to leave your comments and voice your opinion. I will be moderating comments, but only for spam and probably only at the outset of this blog launch (unless your post is truly offensive to other readers, exists merely to pimp some product, links to nasty sites, etc). If you want to shoot me a note directly, send it here.

Thanks for visiting, and look for actual reporting and news content here in the next 24 hours or so as I iron out a few remaining kinks in the blog.

This entry was posted on Tuesday 29th of December 2009 06:15 PM

33 thoughts on “Welcome to

  1. ac

    brian, i’m so excited to see you settling into your new online home and can’t wait to see what 2010 has to bring — your hard work on this important subject is much needed!

  2. Gin

    Thank you for not disappearing, just moving. Now you have growing room.

  3. Hazel

    All the best. Good Luck. I’ll be following the blog & looking forward to it grow.

  4. BelchSpeak

    Brian, congrats on the new blog! I will change my own blogroll to point to your new spot and remove the old WaPo link.

  5. Mikko Hypponen

    Looks great Brian!

    Any chance of getting the full blog content in the RSS feed, instead of just the first lines?

    That would make a world of difference for people like me who like to read blogs from their phones and might be doing it while offline (on a plane or so).

    Cheers, Mikko
    Sent from my Nokia

  6. Barry

    Brian, like your new home, too. One suggestion — add the ability to list your recent posts in a widget (a la iGoogle). I had Security Fix in a widget for iGoogle, and would love to replace it with one for Krebs on Security. I think Add This has this capability, but you might need to tweak things a bit. Thanks, and good luck.

  7. Frank Titus

    Brian, your IT security acumen/recommendations have been invaluable to me. I’m glad that you are going to keep up the good work albeit at a new location. The best of New Year’s to you.

  8. Thomas

    I, too, am glad you are just moving. My small town bank has benefited from your timely reports–as have I. Thank-you for your good work and good luck.

  9. CPS

    That was scary. I thought we lost our #1 security expert. Bring on the blogs.

  10. Cedric Pernet

    All the best for this new blog and for the new year.

    I have no doubt this blog will be as interesting as your previous articles on the Washington Post, maybe even more interesting since you can be a bit more “free” by writing here I guess 🙂

    Good luck Brian 🙂

  11. Ron

    It is great to see that you have continued on here after the end of the Post’s blog. I have followed you for years there and passed your blog along to many others in the security arena.
    With newspapers losing so much of their print market, I really can’t see where the Post saw the logic in letting you go when they should be expanding their electronic footprint. You were certainly my only reason to visit their site daily (and I am a local).
    I hope that 2010 proves to be a great new start for you here.

  12. d

    Wow! Out of left field! Thank God I kept reading the rest of your last WaPo post. It’s good to know you are not fading away or being sucked up by the corporate world.

    I’ll check back daily…

  13. Hendo

    Good Luck Brian! The community has greatly benefited from your contributions.

  14. Frank

    Best of luck at your new Blog home, Brian. I was a longtime reader of your SecurityFix blog and considered it essential reading for anyone interested in security. I expect KrebsOnSecurity to be required reading as well.

  15. BrianKrebs Post author

    Thank you, everyone for the very kind words. I’m looking forward to hearing from you on future stories.


  16. dreherd

    I have bookmarked your blog, and will keep checking it. Your column was the first thing I read in the Washington Post, and often the only thing. Thank you for not going away, because your skills are more needed than ever.

  17. David Chasey

    A bit taken aback by departure from W.P., but no big deal, since it looks like you’ll be doing the same gig at this blog. Hope the site generates the needed revenue. My new daily stop:!

  18. ~PA Bear

    Any writer who knows, let alone uses, the word ‘eschew’ is worth following in my book. Keep up the good work!

  19. N3UJJ


    Tested you donation Button, it works great (smile)

    Good luck in the New Year, keep up the great work

    Can’t believe how many computers were set up to goto Security Fix, Turns out the easiest way to find them was block Washington post at firewall, then note the IP’s.

  20. Stan Stahl

    Brian – Congratulations on starting your blog and what would appear to be a whole new career. I have been reading Security Fix for several years and have posted several of your stories on our blog. I look forward to your continued top-notch reporting and analysis. You are the Paul Revere of cybercrime! Cheers – Stan

  21. Peg

    I’m glad I caught this. Got my bookmarks updated – keep the flag a-flying!

  22. Steve

    Good to see that you re still here. Hopefully some other media outlet will pick you up.

  23. Chris

    Cool – I’ve always enjoyed your work in the times over the years – best of luck in your new gig(s)

  24. Neil Ferree

    I was wondering if you got the PayPal donation I sent yesterday?

    I’ve been tracking your work on WP and now over here.

    I read on Mashable that Facebook is “mulling over” introducing their own version of Virtual Currency that could replace PayPal (at least for buying ads on FB).

    This is a topic worth looking into, especially since there’s no existing irrevocable way to completely secure such a financial transaction (until) a biometric process is put in place.

  25. BrianKrebs Post author

    Hi Neil, yes, I did, thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

    To answer your question, I responded to your donation with a thank you email just after noon on Monday, to the email address listed in your Paypal account. Please let me know if you did not get that, and I will resend. I did not get any bounce messages.

    I hadn’t heard about the Facebook ecurrency plans, but if it’s true they are about to become a much bigger target than they already are.

    Stay tuned.

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