The SBN Is In Its New Home

Thanks to the hard work and smarts of Kevin Riggins and my team here at, we have updated the server and back end of the SBN. This will allow us to once again add new blogs and update the site finally.

2016 Social Security Blogger Award Voting is Open Now!

OK everyone, the Social Security Blogger Award Voting is now open! You can vote for the winners at:

A couple of things about voting this year:

  1. Anyone can vote in the awards. However, a valid email is required and it will be verified. Only one vote per IP
  2. Any nominee caught trying to “game the system” will be disqualified. Please try to play by the rules and may the best blog win! 
  3. A huge thanks to our judges for nominating the finalists. Ericka Chickowski, George Hulme, Dan Raywood, Kelly Jackson-Higgins and Rich Mogull.
  4. We hope to see you all at RSA this where the winners will be announced at the Security Bloggers Meetup.
  5. If you are going to RSA be sure to register for the Rugged DevOps event on Monday at the Moscone Center. Free to anyone with any type of RSA ticket (even just expo pass holders). You can register for the event on the RSA Conference website

The nominees this year are:

Most Entertaining Security Blog: 

Security Ledger

Graham Cluley


Liquid Matrix

Uncommon Sense Security


Emergent Chaos

Most Educational Security Blog:

Errata Security/Rob Graham

Trend Micro Security Intelligence blog

Graham Cluley

Cryptography Engineering

Troy Hunt

Journey into IR

Best New Security Blog or Podcast:



TechNet JE Payne

Digital Shadows Blog

Best Security Podcast:

SANS StormCast


Risky Business

The Southern Fried Security Podcast

The Irari Report

The Standard Deviant

Best Blog Post of the Year:

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It, Andy Greenberg, WIRED,

Troy Hunt – It’s 2016 already, how are websites still screwing up these user experiences? (

Sony attributed to

Troy Hunt – Here’s what Ashley Madison members have

Chris Nickerson How to ruin your life by getting everything you ever wanted

Troy Hunt, When children are breached inside

Best Corporate Security Blog:


Kaspersky Lab Securelist

Malwarebytes Blog

Naked Security

Veracode Blog

On the Wire


Tripwire Blog

Congrats and good luck to all of the nominees!

social security bloggers awards 13The 2013 Social Security Blogging Award voting is now officially open. This is the 5th year of the awards and the nominees are the best yet. You can vote now by clicking here.

Microsoft’s 2013 Security Development Conference


Our friends Jeff Jones and the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group are having their annual conference this May in San Francisco. Register by February 1st and save $400 USD off the registration price (that’s 50%). The second annual Security Development Conference, May 14 – 15th in San Francisco, CA, will bring together some of the best and brightest information security professionals. Sessions will cover the latest in security development techniques and processes that can reduce risk and help protect organizations in this rapidly evolving technology landscape. Attendees will learn about proven security development practices through interactions with peers, industry luminaries and other organizations.

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon for SDC 2013!

Trainer PR and the Security Bloggers Network Renew Partnership

I am very happy to report that the Security Bloggers Network and Susan Thomas, Joe Franscella and the rest of the gang over at Trainer Communications are going to team up again this year. Trainer helps us a ton at the SBN with anything we ask from them. To helping to run the blogger award voting, traditional PR and industry awareness, Trainer is a huge help to the SBN. Many thanks especially to Joe Franscella for all of the help and support.

Also Trainer is running a special offer for Black Hat week out in Vegas. If you are looking for a great, security market savvy PR firm, Trainer is offering free 20 minute consultations, as well as a money back guarantee. If you are interested you can find out more here.

Speaking of Vegas, next week the security industry descends on Vegas for its annual fest. Black Hat/Defcon and of course Security Bsides Las Vegas are all great conferences and all of them will be full this year. I get out Tuesday night and will be there through Friday. Hope to see lots of you out there.

Have a great week and again many thanks to Trainer Communications for the support of the SBN.

Microsoft Security Development Conference

Our friend Jeff Jones and the Microsoft TWC team is holding its Security Development Conference this May. It should be a great conference. If you are interested you can register and find out more info by clicking the banner below:

CompTIA is Newest Sponsor of SBN

Happy to report that the good folks over at CompTIA are the newest sponsors of the Security Bloggers Network. Thanks much for your support! They are also offering a new certification program. Check out the link below:

I will have a podcast with the CompTIA folks about this shortly!

Social Security Awards Blog and Podcast Winners

Are you looking for the winners of the Social Security Blogging Award Winners for 2012? If so head over to our page on the awards for a complete list. Also stay tuned for our Bloggers Hall of Fame section coming soon. Congrats to all of the winners! We are already planning for next years meet up and awards, so keep blogging!

Are you going to San Francisco?

We are just a month away from RSA Conference week. Lots going on including the Security Bloggers Meet up and the Social Security Blogger Awards! You can read all about it on the RSA Conference Bloggers Meet up blog. Also over on the left side you will see a banner from SDN Central. This is yet another conference going on during RSA about Open Flow and Software Defined Networking.

Anyway, we have updated the Blogger Awards page with the categories and finalists for this year. Winners will be posted after RSA. Hope to see you all at the Conference!


Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Teams with the Security Bloggers Network

The SBN is proud to say that Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing team is now a sponsor of the SBN. The MTC is a leading force for good in the security industry and has some of the brightest people around. We are looking forward to reading some of the blogs of team members.

Also members of the SBN should reach out to the Trustworthy team if they need info or background on security issues.

Welcome Microsoft Trustworthy Computing


Champlain College Signs On With Security Bloggers Network

Looking for a great online educational program for Computer Security? Champlain College has a great program. The school is signing on to support the SBN and we will be highlighting some of the great courses that the College has to offer. To find out more just click the banner below:

Security Bloggers Network Teams with Akamai

I am happy to tell you about the newest supporter of the Security Bloggers Network. Akamai Technologies is teaming with the SBN to promote a new paper and campaign they are running on “Why Security Begins at the Edge”.

For the next 3 months you will see banners on the SBN site linking to a great video and paper download from Akamai. In the coming days you will see them in the SBN feed as a sponsor posts as well.

Of course Akamai is also home to one of our favorite security people @csoandy. I am trying to set up a podcast with Andy and the author of the paper, Michael Cucchi, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Security at Akamai Technologies. Will let you know when we have a firm date for the podcast, but look for it soon!

It looks like some great stuff that Akamai is advocating in this campaign. Go see for yourself if you like, but let them know the readers and authors of the SBN appreciate their support!

Akamai joins RSA Conference and Trainer Communications as supporters of the SBN. Thanks to all of them for their support that allows us to bring this great resource to you. Also special shout out to Kevin Riggins of who is the man behind the curtain making a lot of the technical stuff work for that SBN feed to be delivered all day, every day.

Trainer Communications – The Official Public Relations Partner and Sponsor of the Security Bloggers Network!

The Security Bloggers Network is very pleased to announce that Trainer Communications has agreed to become the official sponsor and communications partner of the SBN. Trainer Communications is an award winning PR firm that has a long and successful history providing services to the IT industry in general with a special emphasis in the security industry for 20 years.

We are proud to be affiliated with Susan Thomas, Joe Franscella and the rest of the team at Trainer. You can find out more about Trainer here. Besides the sponsorship, Trainer will be working the SBN to raise our visibility in the market. We are very excited with this new affiliation!

The Security Bloggers Network Has A Platinum Sponsor, RSA Conference!



I am deeply humbled and proud to announce that the Security Bloggers Network has a Platinum Sponsor. The great folks atRSA Conference have stepped up and agreed to be the premier sponsor of the Security Bloggers Network for an entire year!

This will allow the SBN to put into motion many of the programs and plans that we have been trying to bring to the community. With almost 300 blogs in the network, the SBN is the largest collection of security blogs in the world. Every blog and each blogger have requested to be part of the network. In the near future look for the SBN site to become a key destination for both security bloggers and those who read them.

The RSA Conference team have always been leaders and big supporters of the security bloggers movement. From being one of the first conferences to recognize bloggers with press credentials, to sponsoring the annual security bloggers meet up, to having a great stable of security bloggers on the site itself, the folks at RSA Conference have led the way in supporting the community. With this sponsorship they continue that tradition. As part of the sponsorship agreement, the RSA Conference will also highlight many of the blogs in the SBN to give the bloggers additional exposure.

We are very excited to be working with RSA Conference and thank them for their support!

What does this mean for you? Well if you are a blogger in the SBN you will receive a email shortly with some of the details of what more the SBN will soon be offering. If you are a reader of the SBN blog feed or the SBN site, you hopefully will be able to take your SBN in smaller chunks rather than drinking from the fire hose. Also we are looking at some new stuff that will give you a chance to rate the blog posts and fashion your own feeds.

For me this goes along way towards enabling the vision I have had for the SBN almost 4 years ago. We are still looking for other sponsors to enable some of the development and work we need to have done to make the SBN better and more useful then ever. The goal is to become the largest collection of security related content in the world and deliver it to readers they way they want to read it.

If you or your organization would like to also sponsor the SBN please contact me at

Social Security Blogger Awards 2011

The votes are in and counted. The winners will be announced next week at the Security Bloggers Meet up. If you can’t be there, be sure to check out here for a list of the winners. Check out the Blogger Award page for a list of the finalists.

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Blogger Meet up News


The 5th annual Security Bloggers Meet up at RSA Conference is just next week. Hope to see you all there. Check back after the show for a recap and pictures.

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