Dec 10

Happy Birthday KrebsOnSecurity.com

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I posted the first entry on this blog. It seems like just yesterday that I was leaving The Washington Post and making a huge – and somewhat scary – leap as an independent investigative journalist. What an amazing year it has been for security, in every sense!

I’ve been completely blown away by the feedback and encouragement I’ve received from regular readers and new ones (my site metrics report that more than 60 percent of visits are still from new visitors). In the past 12 months, I’ve authored some 270 blog posts, and you the readers have left more than 11,000 comments.

Some readers have been especially generous: So far this year KrebsOnSecurity.com has received more than 50 donations via the PayPal Donate! button in the sidebar.

In short, I am extremely grateful for your support, and am looking forward to a busy 2011: I expect to do quite a bit more public speaking and traveling next year, but I plan to maintain the pace I’ve set this year on the blog.

Thanks for reading, and for your continued support!


  1. Happy birthday and happy new year!

    Thanks to your blog, and to your readers, I’ve tightened my own security and helped others as well.

    Thank you for that!

  2. Happy B’day and a Happy New Year. It has been a treat reading your blog and other’s comments. You have been doing a great job and a measure of your success is the acknowledgement from the people that you report on;)

    Keep fighting the good fight.

  3. Long live to KoS

  4. Outstanding year! You have set quite a bar for yourself, sir. Your site is a daily visit for me and I greatly appreciate the help on updating. I am also astounded at the money that is stolen and, apparently, quite easily and without consequence. Keep up the good work. Soon the authorities will listen but even more importantly the commercial banks will realize they can no longer disregard their accountability in the online world. KOS will stem the loss that the banks just toss with a convenient memory loss.

  5. Happy Birthday KoS!! You do fantastic work, and I love reading your articles and find them of high value…keep up the great work and keep fighting the good fight!

  6. Congratulations! I hope your readership increases 1000-fold in the coming year.

    Of course, that’s a selfish wish, too. The more people who are aware of computer security, the fewer compromised computers will be on the internet, and the less the risk of botnet-mediated attacks on our own computers and those of important financial and government institutions.

  7. Happy birthday to the blog. You’ve done a great job! Thanks for all the reporting you have done and the advice given. Your posts are always interesting and helpful. I have certainly changed a few of the things on my systems as a result of your recommendations and I suspect a few others have as well.

    Thank you and have a happy new year.

  8. Happy Birthday to (in my opinion) the most informative and straight-forward blog out there. I recommend the site in my security presentations, and to anyone else I can.

    Thank you for taking the ‘spin’ off things, and getting to the ‘meat’ of the subject.

  9. Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year ! Keep up the good work !

  10. This blog is a great resource for anyone interested in not only computer security, but security in everyday life as well.

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Congrats and thanks so much for your work – it’s greatly appreciated!

  12. Hey Brian – Congrats on hitting that big milestone!!