Mar 12

Double the Love from Friends and Enemies

KrebsOnSecurity.com earned two honors this week at the RSA Security Conference. For the second year running, it was voted the blog that best represents the security industry by judges at the 2012 Social Security Blogger Awards. I was also recognized for a “Security Bloggers Hall of Fame award,” alongside noted security expert Bruce Schneier.

Many thanks to the judges and to the organizers of the Security Bloggers Meetup at RSA. I would like to have been there to accept the awards in person, but I was headed to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSec), where I delivered the opening keynote last week.

Others honored with awards at RSA this year include (in no particular order):

Most educational security blog: Richard Bejtlich‘s Taosecurity.
Best blog post of the year: Moxie Marlinspike‘s Thoughtcrime Labs post on broken SSL.
Best security podcast: exoticliability.com
Most entertaining blog: @jack_daniel‘s Uncommon Sense Security
Best corporate security blog: @SophosLabs‘s Naked Security.

Many readers have reported site slowness or availability issues over the past several days. My site has been receiving some extra love in the form of automated junk traffic. Apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for your patience while we work things out.

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  1. William Hager

    Congratulations, Brian, and keep up the good work. Being recognized alongside Bruce Schneier proves that you are definitely making a solid contribution in the internet security arena.

  2. Congratulations, Brian, well deserved. Thank you for so much help.

  3. Good job Brian .

  4. 4ensicPenguin2

    Congratulations, Brian. We already realized that KrebsOnSecurity.com was a winner.

  5. Hendrik-Jan Buist

    Well deserved and congratulations! Keep it up..

  6. Heartfelt congratulations, Brian! (From one who especially misses the weekly chat sessions you hosted during your tenure at the Washington Post.)

  7. Way to go Mr. K!

    You need to change your picture at the top of this blog to one of you wearing a white Cowboy hat 🙂

    Or maybe just photoshop in a hat on the current pic.

  8. You so deserve this, Brian! You make life easier for so many of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. Outstanding! You have been providing an excellent service for everyone at all levels of computer expertise.

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  11. Your tag line says it all… “In-depth security news and investigation”. Congratulations!

  12. Well deserved recognition for your good work. Small email businesses are in your debt.

  13. Not only do we commoners recognize the value of your work and appreciate it, but also security experts do. Those awards are well deserved, Brian! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us!

  14. Thanks Krebs. Is it true you’re a contributor to secureviewmag.com ?

  15. I really enjoyed your keynote speech at the Atlantic Security Conference. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

  16. Keith Appleyard

    Congratulation Brian – your reputation is also acknowledged here in the UK

  17. Congratulation, Brian.
    You deserve it.

  18. Well deserved Brian!

    We really appreciated your taking the time to travel to AtlSecCon as well.

  19. Kudos times 2!!

    Well, I guess LOVE and hate keeps things in balance.

  20. Sincere congratulations from Oklahoma, my friend! Well deserved. Use your info and send folks to your site every time I do a retail presentation so thanks from all the people you have helped here in OK!

  21. Just want to add my 2 cents. I often don’t understand the technical detail presented here but I’m grateful you go to so much trouble to unearth, collect, analyze, and present such wide-ranging information

  22. Congrats Brian! Well deserved. You have one of the most in depth security blogs out there. Keep up the great work.

  23. Well deserved. You advocate real solutions, eg instead of saying “keep toiletware updated”, you say “flush it.”

    And when it comes to exposing the actual people behind the underground economy, your blog is peerless. Most security blog content is reproduced somewhere, but yours is totally unique. Thank you.

  24. I still miss your work — articles and chats — for the more-general audience at the Wash. Post. But I am delighted at your success post-Post. Congratulations on your most recent awards!

  25. Gotta get my belated atta-boy in too! Congratulations for the “n”th time Brian!!!

    You seriously deserve it!

  26. Congratulations Brian on your richly deserved honor. Nicely done! 🙂

  27. Congratulations Brian! Thanks for all you do!

  28. Let me add yet another

    Congratulations on the well deserved recognitions !

    Your blog is very informative and helpful even for those of us who are not experts in security, but have a keen interest in it.

  29. Kudos Brian, well deserved.

  30. YAYZ! Congratulations Brian, and to all the other honorees!! XD