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Security bloggers, podcasters get day in sun

These days, you can’t log onto Twitter or do a Google search without crashing headfirst into something information security related. Security pros have embraced social networking in a big way, and they’re contributing a lot more to the blogosphere and Twitter arena than updates on where they’re having lunch.

Any of you who contribute or follow the active members of the security blogosphere probably know of the Security Bloggers Network. The network generally meets face-to-face at events such as RSA with a get-together known as the Security Blogger Meetup. Last night’s meetup featured the first presentation of the Social Security Awards, which recognized the best security blogs and podcasts. Alan Shimel of StillSecure, Rich Mogull of Securosis and Martin McKeay, who hosts the Network Security Podcast with Mogull, hosted the awards portion of the night; Jennifer Leggio, a longtime journalist and social media blogger, did a lot of the legwork to organize the event. A panel of journalists did the judging — and yes, a good time was had by all.

Winners were recognized in five categories:

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