Graham Cluley wins top blogging award at RSA Conference

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Graham Cluley wins top blogging award at RSA Conference

Huzzah! I may treat myself to another jelly baby.

I'm delighted to announce that this website has once again been recognised at the RSA Security Blogger Awards.

The awards were announced last night in San Francisco, at an after-conference party where the world's elite security bloggers met amid slices of pizza in nervous anticipation.

Sadly I couldn't be there this year to collect in person the award for "Most Entertaining Security blog" (I would probably have been a gibbering wreck anyway...), but I discovered via Twitter that I had won a nice piece of polished glass.

"Security blog" and "Entertaining" - not words that you naturally associate with each other.

So, my sincere thanks to everyone who voted, for the great team who contribute articles to the site, the sponsors who pay the web-hosting bills, and - most of all - you for reading the articles, and creating a great community where we can enjoy (ahem...) lively discussions.

It's a real privilege being able to write independently about what is going on in the world of computer security, and hopefully making the sometimes gloomy news a little less bleak.

In the coming year - with help from a great team of guest contributors - I hope to post even more articles offering helpful advice and plain-speaking opinion on how we can better protect ourselves online, make more videos and perhaps find better ways to help you share your wisdom with others too.

Thanks for sticking around.

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5 Responses

  1. Steve Prosser

    March 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Congrats on the well deserved 'polished glass' award. You've been a part of my daily routine for a long time!

  2. Michael Chalmandrier-perna

    March 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    There was most certainly no pizza there. In fact, it was so fancy that there was a cheese plate with crackers (the truest mark of sophistication).

  3. drsolly

    March 4, 2016 at 12:21 am #

    Were there cheesy biscuits?

  4. coyote

    March 4, 2016 at 1:05 am #

    'The awards were announced last night IN San Francisco'

    'Sadly I couldn't be there this year to collect in person'

    If it were just 'be there this year' I'd question why you're sad about it. As it is I understand you – sort of. You can be more yourself when you're not there, anyway, so probably preferable regardless of where (maybe not there but anywhere else ?).

    'Thanks for sticking around.'

    Likewise.

    And congratulations! Well deserved.

    Almost as important as the congratulations (I'm actually going to say it is as important at least in some ways) I beg to differ that 'security blog' and 'entertainment' don't mix well; everything can be entertaining. Okay. That isn't entirely true; almost everything can be (there are some things that are so terrible that if [perhaps that is a BIG if] there is any entertainment value it is only in the context of the poor circumstances – and only if you are capable of finding the light in everything). But security blog isn't one of those things. Put it another way: it is entertaining because YOU make it possible. Besides, the fact they had that award implies something, doesn't it?

  5. furriephillips

    March 4, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Congrats GC!

    Would you be interested in doing a few short videos about infosec and opsec that people could show to their employees or less IT savvy family members? I'm just thinking that nowadays some of these scam/spam/virus/malware/phishing emails and also the malvertisements that we're exposed to, really relies on users with no situational awareness & just a few minutes showing them some examples of how to secure your browsing, good habits to get into and how approach unexpected emails etc., would do the world of good.

    Just a thought :)

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