The SBN Is In Its New Home

Thanks to the hard work and smarts of Kevin Riggins the SBN website is finally on its new server and updated theme! This will allow us to do more with the site as well as a more reliable server.  Many thanks to Kevin for all of the hard work he put in making the move!

nCircle Is The Newest SBN Sponsor


I am happy to announce that our long time friends at nCircle (I guess soon to be Tripwire/nCircle) are the newest sponsors of the Security Bloggers Network. I have known Abe, Elizabeth, TK, Storms and many other members of the team for years. I was really happy to hear about the Tripwire deal. But I am also thrilled that they are helping us out in sponsoring the SBN. Their PureCloud service is pretty cool. You should click on the link to check it out and to thank them for their sponsorship. I will be doing a full blog post and podcast on my Ashimmy, After all these years blog shortly. Welcome to the SBN family nCircle and thanks for the support!

Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Sponsors Security Bloggers Network

I am very pleased to report that once again the good folks over at Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group have agreed to sponsor the Security Bloggers Network. The SBN has a long history of working with TWC and we are happy to work with them again.


Microsoft is holding their second annual Security Development Conference in San Francisco, May 14-15, 2013. The conference will feature Scott Charney, Corporate VP Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft; Edna M Conway, Chief Security Strategist Global Supply Chain, Cisco Systems; Brad Arkin, Senior Director of Security Adobe Secure Software, Engineering Team (ASSET).

Conference specialty tracks target three different types of professionals: Engineers, Project Management, and Leadership. Combining keynotes from thought leaders as well as specialized breakout sessions, this conference is a can’t-miss for security professionals at any level. You can register now and USING THIS CODE AND SAVE $300 OFF THE REGISTRATION PRICE: SBN@SDC#13!

tim rainesI had a chance to chat with director of TWC Tim Raines. We were going to talk about the conference, but Tim and I started talking about the TWC, the world of security and what the challenges on the horizon are. By the time we were done, we never got to the conference, LOL!

Anyway, I think you will find the conversation very interesting. Enjoy and if you can go to the conference.


And The Winners of the 2013 Social Security Blogger Awards Are:

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


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 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 requesting to add your blog and be on the list!

2013 Social Security Blogger Award Voting Is Open!

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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