March 4, 2013

I recently returned from San Francisco, which last week hosted the annual RSA Security conference. I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion on Raising the Costs of Compromise with some very smart guys, and also shared a stage with several security authors who were recognized for their contributions to infosec media.

Bruce Schneier, Jack Daniel & Krebs. Image: Alan Shimel.

Bruce Schneier, Jack Daniel & Krebs. Image: Alan Shimel. was honored with the “Blog That Best Represents the Industry,” award at the RSA Security Blogger Meetup. This was the third year in a row that judges bestowed that honor on this blog. also won the award for “Most Educational Security Blog.”

Paul Dotcom won for “Best Security Podcast”; J4VV4D’s Blog earned the “Most Entertaining Security Blog” award; Sophos’s Naked Security Blog took home the “Best Corporate Security Blog” prize; and the “Single Best Blog Post or Podcast of the Year” went to Forbes’ Andy Greenberg, for Meet the Hackers Who Sell Spies the Tools to Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees). Finally, security blogger Jack Daniel was the latest greybeard inducted into the Security Bloggers Hall of Fame (Bruce SchneierΒ and I shared that honor last year, which is why we’re both pictured on stage flanking Jack in this shot from last week).

Yours truly also was named one of 10 winners of the SANS Institute‘s “Top Cyber Security Journalist” award. I am truly honored for the recognition, and want to thank all the loyal readers of this blog for their constant encouragement and support.

37 thoughts on “KrebsOnSecurity Wins Awards

  1. Troy Wedmid

    Well done Brian. That’s a nice award and your blog deserves the recognition.

  2. Matt

    Nice one Brian – you need to start growing that beard now – you look out of place! ;->

  3. John Cali

    Congratulations, Brian! You and your blog are a godsend to all of us who faithfully follow you.

  4. JR

    I’m really happy to see you awarded this recognition. You provide us all with an essential service. Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  5. d

    Good going, Brain! Great to see they recognized the educational aspects of KrebsOnSecurity as well.

  6. Richard Steven Hack

    Well done!

    And yes, you need a long beard and scraggly hair to fit in with all the other infosec trolls! πŸ™‚

    Or you can join me in rebellion to the infosec fashion paradigm, since my face is hairless and I keep my hair combed mostly flat (except in the wind.) πŸ™‚

  7. Dalhia

    Wonderful. Much deserved! Congratulations.

  8. JimV

    Well deserved, and great to see the industry give you the same sort of “two thumbs up” award which your readers (well, all but the miscreant lurkers, anyway) have known your reportage deserved for years!

  9. George G.

    Let me also add a Well Deserved and congratulations !

    It certainly has been very educational for me.

  10. fat master

    smart , but no smart enough . just like Brian .

    “only kidding “.

    congrats anyway , well deserved .

  11. Raj

    Congrats, well deserved. Thanks for all the info updates..

  12. Nick P

    Good job, Brian. All those good investigations pay off again, eh? Extra cool seeing my two favorite security blog owners in the same pic.

  13. Karen

    Well done and well deserved, Brian! I read your blog all the time and it’s very, very informative. I think it’s a great sum-up of the industry. Nice job!

  14. Ted Hansen

    Well deserved, Brian. Congratulations.
    I didn’t know ZZ Top was into cyber security. Good to know rock and roll is staying safe, even if other industries aren’t.

    1. JimV

      The caption indicates it’s Jack Daniel — a hirsute person with a long beard who might appear at first glance to be pretty similar to Billy Gibbons or Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, but he isn’t either one and has nothing to do with the band. Not sure whether any of the ZZ members would be really wired-into networking or security issues.

  15. ElaineD

    Congrats from Oklahoma. Well deserved and you rock, seriously!

  16. Scott S

    Well earned and well done! Congratulations!!

  17. Brian

    Well deserved, indeed!
    I am pleased to see you are being recognized for your great work. Your blog is one of my go-to places for security information.
    Keep up the great work!

    Have you thought about doing a padcast?

  18. BarbaraB

    Congratulations Brian! Very well deserved!

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