A few days ago, in a heaving room above a pub in Earl's Court, London, the great and the good of the computer security blogging community congregated to chat, share a beer or three, and discover who had been recognised in the annual European Security blogger awards.
I'm delighted to announce that Graham Cluley Security News, which was up for an astonishing seven awards, managed to win one!
Graham Cluley Security News has officially been named... Best New Security Blog!
I was deeply chuffed to receive the award on behalf of the site, less than a year after it was first created. There was some incredibly strong competition in this and other categories - to my mind it was an achievement just to be nominated at all, let alone to win an award!
I realise that firstly it would have been impossible without the great guest contributors who have offered their time and expertise to create interesting articles and help raise awareness of computer security issues.
But, furthermore, thanks to each and every one of you - the readers. Without you, Graham Cluley Security News is *nothing*. It's because you return to the website every day, or sign-up for the newsletter, and send in tips for stories you think are worth pursuing, that the website keeps growing.
So, thanks to you all for supporting an independent security blog and adding to the display case of awards - go give yourself a pat on the back!