Thanks to everyone who voted in the European Security Blogger Awards 2015.
I'm delighted to say that this site was named "Most Educational Security Blog", at a ceremony held last night at the Infosec show in London. A full list of winners can be found here. Well done to all.
Combined with the "Most Entertaining Security Blog" award won at RSA in San Francisco earlier this year, and "Best New Security Blog" at the 2014 EU Security Blogger awards, I think it's fair to say that it's been a cracking year for Graham Cluley Security News. :)
I am genuinely chuffed to win a gong as "Most Educational Security Blog".
The reason? I truly believe in the importance in helping regular computer users understand the - sometimes complex - issues revolving around online security and privacy, so they can better protect themselves.
The thanks, of course, needs to go to you - the readers.
Not just because you were eligible to vote in the awards (and thanks to those of you who did!), but also because of your constant suggestions as to how to make the site better, the way you generously share links to articles with your friends and colleagues, your ideas for stories and the contribution you make to the debate by leaving comments.
It's you who keeps the site alive - so thank you!
In addition, big thanks must go to the guest contributors who generously offer their time and expertise to bring you great advice and opinions. Don't forget, if you're interested in joining the team by writing something for the site - here's how you do it.
Finally, thanks to the companies who have been sponsoring the site this year, putting their marketing dollars where their mouth is and helping support an independent security blog.
If you can, do check out the products and services offered by the site's sponsors by clicking the unobtrusive links at the top of every page - the sponsor's support really helps me to bring you the latest security news and advice.
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And with that, I'm going to put my keyboard and mouse down, and enjoy a little family time for a few days.
Stay safe everyone, and thanks again.