The RSA 2015 conference and trade show takes place in April in San Francisco.
And along with the security conference come the annual Security Blogger Awards!
We’ve done well at these awards in the past, and we’re proud to say that Naked Security is on the shortlist again in the following categories:
• Most Entertaining Security Blog
• Best Corporate Security Blog
You can also vote for us in the Most Educational Security Blog, but you’ll need to choose us in the box labelled Other (please specify), like this:
To give you a sample of some of the articles we’ve published in the last year that showcase our serious, our caring and our quirky sides, you might want to take a look at these:
- Do we really need strong passwords?
- Anatomy of a data leak bug – Heartbleed
- How to unlock your ransomed Android
- 3 more essential security tasks
- A Sysmas Carol – singing the praises of sysadmins
The Chet Chat
And you can vote for our weekly podcast, the Sophos Security Chet Chat.
We’ve never managed to make the podcast shortlist in these awards – we’re not sure why – but we’re proud of the Chet Chat nevertheless.
We’re aware that by the standards of most podcasts, the Chet Chat is short, at just 15 minutes.
In many ways, it’s harder to produce a tightly-edited and topical 15-minute podcast (following more of a radio-show format) than simply to publish an hour of very lightly edited back-and-forth musings.
But the crisp quarter-hour is what we’re aiming for in the Chet Chat.
We’ve had some very positive feedback from listeners who say they like it for just that reason – that it is short but focused.
If you haven’t listened to a Chet Chat before, here’s a recent example you might enjoy:
(Audio player above not working? Download, or listen on Soundcloud.)
If you like the Chet Chat, and find it useful, you can at least help us get onto the shortlist for next year:
Please note that the organisers ask that you vote once only, so please comply with their request and keep the contest fair.
Also, they state that voting is “open to anyone who writes or podcasts about security,” so we’ll leave you to decide if you qualify.
Oh, and if you are going to be at RSA 2015 yourself, be sure to stop by at the Sophos booth and say, “Hello.”
We’ll publish details of how to get there, get in, and get to our stand in due course, so watch this space.
Image of person voting courtesy of Shutterstock.
10 comments on “Please vote for Naked Security in the 2015 Security Blogger Awards!”
Love to vote for you but I don’t qualify 🙁 Hope you win though. Good luck!
I subscribe to Naked Security, listen to every CHET CHAT, vote on all articles I read, BUT, I am not eligible to vote either!
Good luck to you all and I wish I was able to drop by to see you all. I live in Australia and in the 1960’s I emigrated to the U.S. and at one stage lived and worked in San Francisco. A beautiful place.
you’ve got my vote. Thank you all for all the excellent work you do.
Would absolutely vote for you. Your site is amazing, but unfortunately I don’t qualify
neither a writer or podcaster so I don’t qualify to vote, good luck anyway in your categories, keep up the good work., still awaiting that elusive Sophos T- shirt !
when/why did they start to limit voting to other bloggers????
It doesn’t strictly say “other bloggers,” just says you have to be involved in “writing about security.”
But it is the Security Blogger Awards, I guess…in the past, if memory serves, they have had restricted voting (which makes it a sort of peer review process) and all-in voting. This year it’s “other writers.” Them’s the rules.
I feel that I qualify. I’m forever sending links to friends and posting the links in chat groups about the security issues Sophos sends me in the newsletter. Then people who do not understand everything in the articles ask for my help in securing their systems, removing malware, downloading your anti-virus program etc. Most of these people are seniors with their first computers. Sometimes I have to explain things 5 or 6 different ways until they “get it”. So while I’m not an author on a web site I spend hours writing in emails and chat group posts about security every week. I hope you also think that means I qualify to vote for Sophos.
Why not vote 🙂 I guess the worst that can happen is that they don’t count it If you have a Facebook page, you could always put that as your online presence…
No not Facebook groups, but given the rules I won’t bother trying to vote.
Voted! Good luck!