February 17, 2015

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime, from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, has been honored with a 2015 PROSE Award in the Media & Cultural Studies category.

proseawardsThe PROSE Awards are given by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

From the AAP’s site: “The awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.”

I am grateful to the AAP for this honor. According to the AAP, the 2015 PROSE Awards received a record-breaking 540 entries this year – more than ever before in their 39-year history – from more than 70 publishers around the world. ” Other 2015 PROSE Awards winners are listed at this page.

27 thoughts on “‘Spam Nation’ Wins PROSE Award

  1. Dave

    Congratulations to you. Your book was excellent read. Thank you also for all info you make available.

  2. Jeffrey Bates

    Well -deserved. I read every one of your emails– and often share them on FB — to warn my friends, some of whom are not really security-oriented.

  3. Barry Ballard

    Well done. I thoroughly enjoy your posts. They are clear, well written, and very informative–both for digital security and for insight into the dark part of the digital world that is becoming more and more germane to our daily activities. And, yes, I plan to read your book.

  4. petepall

    Brian, I have followed you for years, including your WP past. It’s nice to follow a winner!

  5. JimV

    Well-deserved acknowledgement of your knowledge, insight and capabilities, as well as your authorship! Congratulations!!

  6. Brian H.

    I’m reading Spam Nation right now. Maybe something even worse than spam is the amazing web and social media presence of the Islamic State. I’m not sure, but aren’t their videos hosted on a server somewhere. Can’t those who host their websites be taken down like you note in your book was done to the Russian spammers?

    Thanks for writing your book and I can’t wait to finish it. And congrats on the award.

    1. ThursdaysGeek

      Yup, I’m in the middle of it too (actually closer to mostly done). If I weren’t also reading another half dozen books, magazines, and newspapers, I would have been done a long time ago. It’s interesting and I’ve been enjoying it.

  7. timoty

    Congratulations Brian!

    I’m sorry to say that I have not yet bought your book, but I will – that’s a promise.

  8. Ibrahim Alsaqri

    Congratulations Kerb, I am just awaiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon. Hopefully I will benefit from its contents.

  9. Amiee C. LaVenture

    Congratulations. A well-deserved honor. Well done!

  10. synack3

    Great work Bryan!, I just purchased and read the book last week.

  11. Harley

    I pre-purchased your book on Amazon. It was very interesting to me, was a little bit distracting at work! 😉

    Excellent read, would recommend.

  12. Caleb

    Congratulations, Brian, on a well deserved award! I always appreciate the knowledge you share with us.

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