December 29, 2010

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 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!

This entry was posted on Wednesday 29th of December 2010 12:07 AM

83 thoughts on “Happy Birthday

  1. kabo0m

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you do Brian!

  2. Ben

    Thanks to YOU for hanging in there after leaving the Washington Post. I always go straight to your post when a new one turns up in my RSS reader.

  3. Siva

    Wish you a Happy Birthday. Best wishes for your future endeavors.

  4. Manoa Kahuna

    Aloha Brian,

    Happy Birthday! I hope the New Year brings you great success.

  5. Laszlo

    Congratulations Brian and continue this work.
    And a Happy New Year!

  6. Jason

    I’m one of your new readers, well, maybe not new in Internet time. I think I saw a blog of yours linked from the Windows Secrets newsletter a few months ago and have been a avid reader ever since. Thanks so much for the work you do!

  7. Duncan Hart

    Seasons greetings Brian,

    Just a quick note to congratulate you on the first birthday of Keep up the good work and your momentum (wish I could be more regular with my own blogging 🙁 ). You’re high on my blogroll and are always a ‘go to’ read first thing on my morning commute.

    Warmest regards and all the very best for 2011

  8. Bernard Wenzel


    Happy anniversary and congratulations!

    I’m happy that your endeavor has been successful and that you’re looking forward to another year of sharing your tech knowledge with us. You’re providing a great service. I appreaciate it and thank you.

    I’ll be back here for another year to read your posts.

    Best of everything in the new year.


  9. Gerhard

    Happy Birthday!!! And of course congratulations for doing such a good job, I really appreciate your articles.

    Best of everything in the upcoming new year 2011.


  10. Bernard Wenzel

    For those of us who are not multilingual, could someone translate JBV’s comment/posting (if it’s printable)?



    1. Gary

      It’s “Happy Birthday, Brian”

      to which I add “С Новым Годом!” (Happy New Year)

  11. DavidM

    Congrats on your 1st year anniversary Brian. I have enjoyed reading your articles since yoor WP days and still enjoy them, and look forward to reading more of them in the future. All the best to you and your family in 2011! And of course to the regular commentators I see posting in the comments area a Happy and safe 2011 for you all as well.

  12. Lee


    Happy anniversary and congratulations, best wishes for 2011.


  13. Carol

    Congratulations, Brian.

    Best wishes and continued success in the New Year!

  14. Mike

    Congratulations, Brian!
    I can’t thank you enough for keeping us informed. Your site is the first visit each day for me and continues to inspire many of us in the educational space.

    Best wishes and continued success in the New Year!

  15. Brad Miller

    Congratulations on your first anniversary. I was an avid follower while you were at the Post, and your E-mails are the first to be opened and read.

    Thank you for all of your hard work that keeps us better informed!!!!!!!!!!


  16. Dave Newbern

    Happy Birthday! You have provided a great service for all of us. Keep up the great work!

  17. Paul

    Great articles. Thanks for all your contributions in bringing security awareness.

    Happy Birthday.

  18. GiddyUpGo

    Happy Birthday and MANY MORE! I really enjoy your articles, keep up the good work.

  19. Henry Winokur

    Thanks for being here for us, Brian. We’d be in the dark without you! Well, I certainly would, that’s for sure.

  20. SiL

    Happy Anniversary, Brian.

    Here’s to another eventful year. Keep up the amazing work.

    SiL / IKS / concerned citizen

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