The Social Security Blogger Awards are announced each year at the Bloggers Meet up at the US RSA show. Nominations are usually by a panel of blue collar judges made up of some of the leading security journalists in the media. Voting for the actual winners is done by SBN members.

What sets the SSBA apart is it is not a popularity contest, but rather an award by security bloggers and podcasters for bloggers and podcasters. It is truly a guild or peer award. Any blog or podcast that is nominated to the finalists represents the best of the best in their category.

2013 Social Security Blogger Award Nominees and Winners

Well it was an epic Security Blogger Meetup and awards this year. In many ways it was the best one we have had. But nothing is perfect and we are already planning to be bigger, better and more inclusive next year. In the meantime I know many folks have been waiting to see who the winners of the Social Security Blogger Awards were. So without further adieu, for the record here are the nominees and winners:

Best Corporate Security Blog

Other nominees:

McAfee Blog: click here

CloudFlare Blog: click here

SecureWorks Blog: click here

Solutionary Minds Blog: click here

Kaspersky Lab Securelist Blog: click here

Veracode Blog: click here

Trend Micro Blog: click here

AND THE WINNER IS:

Naked Security Blog: click here

Best Security Podcast

Other nominees:

Liquidmatrix Security Digest: click here

EuroTrashSecurity: click here

SANS Internet Storm Center: click here

Southern Fried Security: click here

Risky Business: click here

Sophos Security Chet Chat: click here

And the winner is:

Paul Dotcom: click here

The Most Educational Security Blog

Other nominees:

BH Consulting’s Security Watch Blog: click here

Security Uncorked Blog: click here

Dr. Kees Leune’s Blog: click here

Securosis Blog: click here

Social-Engineer.org Blog: click here

Critical Watch Blog: click here

The Security Skeptic Blog: click here

The New School of Information Security Blog: click here

And the winner is:

Krebs On Security: click here

The Most Entertaining Security Blog

Other nominees:

Packet Pushers Blog: click here

Securosis Blog: click here

Errata Security Blog: click here

Naked Security Blog: click here

Uncommon Sense Security Blog: click here

PSilvas Blog: click here

And the winner is:

J4VV4D’s Blog: click here

The Blog That Best Represents The Security Industry

Other nominees:

SpiderLabs Anterior Blog: click here

1 Raindrop Blog: click here

Naked Security Blog: click here

The Firewall (Forbes) Blog: click here

Threat Level (Wired) Blog: click here

Securosis Blog: click here

Michael Peters Blog: click here

And the winner is:

Krebs On Security Blog: click here

The Single Best Blog Post or Podcast Of The Year

Other nominees:

The Epic Hacking of Mat Honan and Our Identity Challenge: click here

Application Security Debt and Application Interest Rates: click here

Why XSS is serious business (and why Tesco needs to pay attention): click here

Levelling up in the real world: click here

Secure Business Growth, Corporate Responsibility with Ben Tomhave: click here

And the winner is:

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees): click here

The Security Bloggers Hall Of Fame

The other nominees are:

Richard Bejtlich

Gunnar Peterson

Naked Security Blog

Wendy Nather

And the winner is:

Jack Daniel

Congratulations to all of the nominees and of course congrats to the winners. See you next year at the Security Bloggers Meetup. If you did not get an invite this year, be sure to write to info@securitybloggersnetwork.com requesting to add your blog and be on the list!

2012 Social Security Bloggers Awards Nominees and Winners

Social Security Blogger Award Winners

So the 6th annual Security Bloggers Meet up at RSA Conference is now in the books. I don’t know about you but I thought it was our biggest and best one yet! We had about 170 folks at the party this year. As I said at the party if you were not on the list please make sure we have your email and blog so that you can be sure to be on the list next year. You can send your info to info@securitybloggersnetwork.com or mediaphyter@gmail.com.

Thanks to my fellow committee members Rich Mogull, Martin McKeay, Jeanne Friedman and most of all Jennifer Leggio. These folks work all year long for these couple of hours to go smoothly. Also a huge thank you to our sponsors who stay with us year after year and make this party possible: Fortinet, Sourcefire, Barracuda Networks, Core Trace, Akamai, Qualys and especially our friends at RSA Conference.

For the 4th year this year we of course had the Social Security Blogger Awards. Our finalists this year truly are the best of the best. The winners are the very top of our community. Before I tell you the winners, let me also give a huge shout out to our blue ribbon panel of judges: Bill Brenner, Kelly Jackson Higgins, Larry Walsh and our special guest judge, Wendy Nather. As many of you know Wendy was not able to join us at the show this year because she is home getting better. Everyone who blogs in the security world wishes her a speedy recovery and look forward to her joining us here next year!

So here are the winners for the 2012 Security Blogger Awards:

Best Corporate Security Blog Nominees:

Fortinet Security Blog http://blog.fortinet.com/

Denim Group http://blog.denimgroup.com/

Trend Micro Cloud Security Blog http://cloudsecurity.trendmicro.com/

Veracode Security Blog http://www.veracode.com/blog/

Kaspersky Lab Blog https://www.securelist.com/en/

and the winner is:

Sophos Naked Security Blog http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Best Security Podcast

Threat Post http://threatpost.com/en_us/podcast The Network Security Podcast http://netsecpodcast.com/

Eurotrash Security Podcast http://www.eurotrashsecurity.eu/index.php/Main_Page

Pauldotcom http://pauldotcom.com/

The Southern Fried Security Podcast http://www.southernfriedsecurity.com/

and the winner is:

Exotic Liability http://www.exoticliability.com/

The Most Educational Security Blog

Cognitive Dissidents http://blog.cognitivedissidents.com/

F-Secure blog http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

The New School Security Blog http://newschoolsecurity.com/

AppSecInc Blog http://blog.appsecinc.com/

Evil Bytes/John Sawyer http://www.darkreading.com/blog/archives/evil-bytes/index.html

and the winner is:

Tao Security http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/

The Most Entertaining Security Blog

Rational Survivability http://www.rationalsurvivability.com/blog/

Andrew Hay’s Blog http://www.andrewhay.ca/

New School Of Information Security/Adam Shostack http://newschoolsecurity.com/

Naked Security http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/

Securosis Blog http://securosis.com/blog

and the winner is:

Uncommon Sense Security/Jack Daniel http://blog.uncommonsensesecurity.com/

The Blog That Best Represents The Security Industry

Uncommon Sense Security http://blog.uncommonsensesecurity.com/

SANS Internet Storm Center http://isc.sans.org/

Securosis blog https://securosis.com/blog

and the winner is:

Krebs On Security http://krebsonsecurity.com/

The Single Best Blog Post or Podcast Of The Year

Martin McKeay, Curing the Credit Card Cancer http://www.mckeay.net/2011/11/28/curing-the-credit-card-cancer/

Veracode Blog http://www.veracode.com/blog/2011/08/musings-on-custers-last-stand/

Idoneous Security http://idoneous-security.blogspot.com/2011/12/what-your-analyst-wishes-you-knew.html

and the winner is:

Moxie Marlinspike’s ThoughtCrime Labs http://blog.thoughtcrime.org/authenticity-is-broken-in-ssl-but-your-app-ha

The First Two Members Of The Security Bloggers Hall Of Fame (please pick 2)

Adam Shostack (Emergent Chaos, New School of Security)

Rich Bejtlich, Tao Security Chris Hoff, Rational Survivability

Graham Cluley, Naked Security

and the first two honorees:

Bruce Schneier, Schneier On Security

Brian Krebs (Washington Post, Krebs on Security)

Congrats to all of our winners. Thanks everyone for coming and making this another great bloggers meet up. Now back to making next years event the best!


Here are the finalists for the 2011 awards:

Before the finalists, special thanks to our all star panel of celebrity judges:

1. Bill Brenner of CSOOnline

2. Ellen Messmer of Network World

3. Kelly Jackson-Higgins of Dark Reading

4. Larry Walsh of Channelnomics

Without further delay I am very pleased to announce the finalists for the 3rd Annual Social Security Blogger Awards:

Best Corporate Security Blog

Best Security podcast

Most educational security blog

Most entertaining security blog

Security Blog that best represents the industry

The single best security blog post of the year


The Social Security Blogger Awards for 2010:

  • Best Technical Security Blog – The SANS Internet Storm Center Blog
  • Best Non-technical Security Blog - Krebs on Security by Brian Krebs
  • Best Podcast – Pauldotcom
  • Best Corporate Blog – Jeremiah Grossman, White Hat Security
  • Most Entertaining Security Blog – Rational Survivability by Chris Hoff

Security Blogger Awards – 2009

For 2009 PaulDotCom won the Best Podcast Award, the crew at the SANS Internet Storm Center won the best Technical Blog award, the best Non-Technical Blog went to Richard Bejtlich of the TaoSecurity Blog, Sunbelt Software won the Best Corporate Blog and Mike Rothman from Security Incite won the Most Entertaining blog. The awards committee wasn’t as clear as we should have been when describing our expectations of each of the categories, which is why you might be surprised at a couple of the winners.