The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards has returned in 2021 to recognise the best blogs and podcasts in the cybersecurity industry, as voted by themselves or peers and judged by a panel of experts. Nominations have now opened until the 14th of May. The winners will be revealed during a virtual meet-up event on Tuesday, 9th of June.
This year will see the eighth European Cyber Security Blogger Awards hosted by Eskenzi PR and sponsored by KnowBe4 and Qualys. Bloggers, social media personalities and podcasters can nominate themselves and individuals can nominate their favourites as well. All blogs, vlogs, podcasts or social media accounts must be focused on information security issues and have a European presence or audience.
Anne Lenoir, events and communications director at Qualys, said: “The COVID crisis has required all professions to adapt and be creative, and bloggers are no exception! We are happy to support this community which highlights the threats the cybersecurity industry faces, and provides advice and commentary to help individuals and organisations better understand the legal, technical and governance concerns they face.”
“Despite these challenging times, many bloggers and social media personalities have taken this as an opportunity to create even more engaging and entertaining content for their audiences to enjoy,” said Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate, KnowBe4. “As an avid blogger and vlogger, I have started to explore new outlets for sharing content and creating fun videos this year by joining platforms such as Tik Tok. I look forward to learning more about what my peers in cybersecurity are doing to deliver content in a meaningful way through a variety of mediums.”
The categories under which security related blogs, podcasts etc. can be nominated are listed below:
Up and Coming Blog
Up and Coming Podcast
Most Entertaining Content
Best Corporate Blog
Best Corporate Twitter
Best Personal Blog
Most Educational Content
Best Technical Content
Social Media Personality of the Year
To vote, please visit: https://forms.gle/pzTXiWYhSWa3v4ky7
Nominees are encouraged to send as many testimonials as they can and nominations will close at the end of the day on Friday, the 14th May 2021. The nominated entries will then be put forward to the judging panel.
The winners of the awards will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday the 9th of June 2021. Past winners can be found here.
“This year, despite Infosecurity Europe going back to an in-person event, we’ve got the sense that not everyone will be ready to jump back into crowded venues. So, we’ve decided that the event will be run virtually again this year, hopefully for the last time, and next year we’ll be back at the pub,” said Yvonne Eskenzi, co-founder of Eskenzi PR. “But the good news is, there will still be cocktails to make – and drink – and there’s no queuing at the bar!”
The judging panel for the awards includes:
Joe Pettit, director at Bora; Yvonne Eskenzi from Eskenzi PR; Quentyn Taylor, director of information security at Canon Europe; Paul Baird, chief security technology officer UK at Qualys; Anne Lenoir, director of corporate comms and events at Qualys; and Javvad Malik and Erich Kron, security awareness advocates at KnowBe4.
The website is: https://www.eskenzipr.com/european-cybersecurity-blogger-awards/ and you can also follow the Awards on social media, using the hashtag: #EUSecBloggerAwards21