Yet another year has passed, and so too has another evening celebrating the industry’s best bloggers, podcasters, and social media personalities! Unfortunately, we’ve had to skip the pub again and opt for a virtual awards ceremony but as usual, we remain consistent with the alcohol supply. Thanks to our sponsors Qualys and KnowBe4, cocktail kits were delivered for free to all attendees based in the UK to accompany an online cocktail-making class provided by Patrick Fogarty of Doctor Ink’s Curiosities/Stir Crazy. Those outside of the UK also received an Amazon gift voucher to purchase their drinking supplies.
Judges – Yvonne Eskenzi of Eskenzi PR, Javvad Malik and Erich Kron of KnowBe4, Paul Baird and Anne Lenoir of Qualys, Joe Pettit of Bora and Quentyn Taylor of Canon Europe – announced the winners in each of the nine categories. The full list of winners is as follows:
Up & Coming Blog
Winner: The Security Noob
Best Technical Content
Winner: The Hacker Way
Best Corporate Blog
Winner: Tripwire – The State of Security
Best Personal Blog
Winner: Pierluigi Paganini’s Security Affairs
Runner Up: Michael Kroker’s Kroker’s Look @ IT
Up & Coming Podcast
Runner Up: SELabs
Winner: Human Factor Security
Runner Up: Smashing Security
Most Educational Content
Winner: Forbes Straight Talking Cyber
Runner Up: Derecho de la Red
Most Entertaining Content
Winner: Host Unknown
Social Media Personality of the Year
Winner: Brian Honan
The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards are also a proud supporter of White Hat’s Childline, a not-for-profit organisation supporting children during a particularly difficult time. In 2020-2021 alone, Childline answered over 200,000 calls from children needing somewhere to turn.
We would welcome any donations to support this vital service. You can find the JustGiving page here.
Many congratulations to all the winners, and let’s hope we can all meet in person next year – for real this time.