SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 6, 2015) - The Security Bloggers Network (SBN), the largest collection of information security-focused blogs and podcasts in the world, today announced the 2015 SBN Security Bloggers Awards finalists. The winners will be announced at the Bloggers Meetup at RSA Conference the week of April 20th in San Francisco.

A blue-ribbon panel of judges nominated the finalists. Once again Trainer Communications, a full-service public relations and integrated marketing agency, is assisting and supporting the SBN in conducting the voting for the awards.

Voting is now open and will remain open and will extend through Friday, March 20, 2015. Voting is open to anyone who writes or podcasts about security; duplicate votes will be eliminated and voters must provide a legitimate name, email address and blog or podcast URL in order for their ballots to be counted.

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This year, award winners will be recognized in multiple categories. The nominees are:

  • The Most Entertaining Security Blog:
    • Graham Cluley
    • Uncommon Sense Security
    • krypt3ia Blog
    • Dave Shackleford blog
    • Naked Security blog
    • Security Uncorked
  • The Most Educational Security Blog:
    • SANS Internet StormCast
    • Security Now
    • EFF Deeplinks blog
    • Avivah Litan's blog
    • ThreatPost
    • Troy Hunt
    • The Security Ledger
    • Branden Williams blog
    • Imperial Violet
    • Errata Security/Rob Graham
  • Best New Security Blog or Podcast:
    • Norse DarkMatters
    • Elastica blog: Zulfikar Ramazan
    • Infospectives blog
    • Dave Waterson on Security 
  • Best Security Podcast:
    • Risky Biz
    • SANS StormCast
    • Security Now
    • ThreatPost Podcast
    • Paul Dot Com/Paul's Security Weekly
    • Southern Fried Security Podcast
  • The Best Blog Post of the Year:
  • Best Corporate Security Blog:
    • ThreatPost
    • Trend Micro
    • Sophos Naked Security blog
    • Symantec
    • Recorded Future blog
    • Akamai Security blog
    • TripWire State of Security
    • Threat Attack blog
    • The Alien Vault blog 
    • Crowdstrike Adversary Manifesto

This year's blue-ribbon panel of judges includes Rich Mogull, Securosis; Illena Armstrong, SC MagazineKelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading; Eleanor Dallaway, InfoSecurity Magazine; and award-winning journalists George V. Hulme and Ericka Chickowski

The Bloggers Meetup and Blogger awards are now in their 9th year. The sponsors for this year's events and awards are, Platinum sponsors: Cisco, Fortinet and Tripwire. Gold Sponsors are Akamai, Barracuda Networks, Qualys, SignaCert and RSA Conference.

"This year's finalists might just be the strongest group we have had in all of the years of these awards," said Alan Shimel, manager of the Security Bloggers Network. "Many thanks to our great judges and generous sponsors in making this annual event once again possible."

In addition to the awards mentioned there will also be a special presentation at this year's event.

About Security Bloggers Network
The Security Bloggers Network (SBN) is the largest collection of information security-focused blogs and podcasts in the world. Almost 400 blogs and podcasts are included in the SBN's aggregated feed at their own request. The SBN does not include any blog or podcast feed without the author's permission and request. The blogs range from some of the biggest corporate security blogs, such as IBM/ISS, to those of individual security practitioners the world over. The SBN does not filter or edit any of the blogs and links back to the original blog on each post. If you publish a blog or podcast focused on security, you can request to have your blog included in the SBN by writing to Please include your contact info, the URL of your blog and the RSS feed. To subscribe to the feed, visit:

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