Summer is here and that means it’s time to vote for your InfoSec heroes

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again – various infosec awards are being prepared and a few select people will be walking home with shiny new trophies over the coming months.

How do you win one, I hear you say.

Good question I reply.

As things stand, there are two such events open for nominations – the EU Security Blogger awards and the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards.

EU Security Bloggers Award

For the former you can nominate the cool people in the industry like Javvad, Graham or the devilishly good-looking guy who picked up a couple of gongs last year.



You can be a bit daring and go for someone new, like Stuart, for whom an award would mean everything.

Whichever direction you decide to go in, you’ll need to nominate your favourite blogger, corporate blogger, security podcast, etc. now and then return to vote once all the picking and choosing of the worthy has been completed.

And you can do that here.

Unsung Heroes Award

For the latter, you have a bit more time – up until 1 June in fact – in which to pick your selections.

This time around, however, the awards in question are perhaps not best suited to the usual suspects who get the plaudits day in, day out.

The awards are designed to give the “unsung heroes” in IT security the recognition that they deserve for (often) going above and beyond the call of duty and saving their organisations from the likes of hackers, malware and virus infections. After twenty years in the industry, we’ve noticed that awards in our sector tend to focus on technology, which is all well and good, but we also know that getting these technologies to work as they’re supposed to and getting the word out about cyber security threats is just as important – and that takes a person or team to make it happen successfully. -Yvonne Eskenzi, Director of Eskenzi PR

Instead, the unsung heroes awards are aimed at the real stars in infosec – the ones who actually do some work – without asking for or receiving the recognition they deserve.


So, if you know a CISO, Security Leader, Social Media Saviour, Captain of Compliance or even a superhero endowed with spider sense, get yourself over to the entry page now and give them the vote and praise they so richly deserve.

Cloud Security Expo 2016 – ‘the big con’

This Tuesday and Wednesday, my work colleagues and I attended the Cloud Security Expo at the Excel Centre, London. As ever, our main intention was to sit in on some of the great talks on offer while also making the most of the networking opportunities. Unfortunately, and this is a failing of the venue, many […]


Chocolate, teddy bears and pens – my experience of RANT Reloaded

Yesterday, I and a few of my work colleagues met up in London for a conference I had mixed feelings about – RANT Reloaded. Why mixed feelings? Because I’ve been to these events before and the first two were very good (read about them here and here) but last year’s sucked. Big time. But, hey, Simon and […]


Host Unknown – a humble apology

Back in April 2014 I wrote a scathing review of Host Unknown and its efforts to merge the worlds of InfoSec professionalism and rap culture. I said at the time that video expert and well-known superstar Javvad Malik was being held back by wannabes Thom Langford and Andrew Agnes whose hammy acting was probably best […]


You know you’re winning when…

My daughter (a young teen) has just sent me this: !!!! IPHONE USERS WARNING !!!! DO NOT ENTER YOUR PASSCODE IF YOU SEE THIS POP UP ON YOUR iPhone! This appeared on my phone this morning and I thought it was a bit suspicious. I googled it and there were a few instances of it […]