December 28, 2012

It’s difficult to believe I’ve been doing this solo thing for so long, but as a thoughtful reader just reminded me, Dec. 29 marks the third anniversary of the blog!

3rdThis past year, KrebsOnSecurity featured nearly 200 blog posts, entries that have generated some 5,700 reader comments. Reader feedback and comments add tremendous value to this site, and are frequently the source of inspiration for future blog posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with the rest of us!

Readers sometimes ask why I am not writing about the latest report or story-du-jour. The short answer is that this is precisely why I remain an independent investigative reporter: To be able to focus on subjects and topics that few others are examining, and to do original reporting. That will continue to be my goal going into 2013.

Some readers have been especially generous: So far this year has received more than 40 donations via the PayPal Donate! button in the sidebar. Several readers (particularly Aleksey and Alek) have been extremely generous with their time in helping with professional translations of certain Russian texts.

My work in 2012 involved numerous public speaking engagements, including talks and/or keynotes in Halifax, Qatar, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

I look forward to continuing my investigative reporting on cybercrime, cybersecurity, and the underground economy. Most of all, I look forward to your continued readership and support. Thank you, Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year to all.

42 thoughts on “Happy 3rd Birthday!

  1. Dave

    Happy Third Birthday to the best security blogger on the internet! Keep up the great work for which we are all very grateful!

  2. jcitizen

    Kudos to Aleksey and Alek. I only wished I had been as helpful! 😀

  3. Uzzi

    Happy birthday and thanx for the good work – you must be doing something right. 😉

  4. Fudbaler

    Brian, do you make anything off this site directly or do you earn your living off conferences you are invited to ? Just wondering..

  5. Stan Stahl

    Hi Brian – Congratulations on three years of excellent cyber security reporting and best wishes for more of the same. Cheers – Stan

  6. Michael Jackson Jr

    Any chance of adding Russia to your list of “public speaking”?

  7. Dalhia

    Congratulations. You are the best. Thanks for continuing your outstanding investigations and reporting.

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