Welcome back good reader. This year marks the 5th Annual InfoSec Tweets Awards! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for half a decade.
In 2016 I reduced the number of accounts I follow and I’m not as obsessive about reading every tweet, but there were still plenty of gems to choose from.
As in previous years, there are no actual awards. These are just funny or thought provoking tweets that I’ve “favorited” over the year (I still refuse to call them “likes”). As always, categories are completely arbitrary and I make them up as I go along…
Best Tweet Inspired by a TV Show
Fell for one little ARP spoof and my mom got scared
Said you’re implementing DHCP MitM monitoring with Snare
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) January 26, 2016
Best Tweet Inspired by a Movie
Star Wars and infosec. You’re convinced you need Death Stars to keep you secure, when actually you should teach your stormtroopers to shoot.
— Ben Hughes (@benjammingh) April 11, 2016
Best Tweet About CISSPs
@wimremes sometimes good people get CISSPs because it’s just easier than not having one
— FaithSpottedBald🦅 (@ErrataRob) April 18, 2016
Best Tweet About Auditors
Auditor: How would you rate your company’s cyber resiliency?
Me: It depends. Relative to what and on what scale?
— Info Security Jerk (@infosecjerk) January 28, 2016
Best Tweet About DevOps
To err is human, to propagate that error to all servers is devops #owaspsheffield
— Robin (@digininja) February 25, 2016
Best Tweet About A Text Editor
My safe word is :q!
— GonzoHacker (@GonzoHacker) April 1, 2016
Best Tweet About Education in InfoSec
If I win $1.3 billion, I might be able to take some SANS classes.
— Sam Bowne (@sambowne) January 14, 2016
Best Tweet About Skill Shortage in InfoSec
“We can’t get enough qualified people in infosec”
“OMG! Breach! Fire people in charge of security!”#DoingItWrong
— Paul L (@dcept905) February 23, 2016
Best Tweet About Travel (tie)
Dear bright eyed naive souls who really want a job with lots of travel, be careful what you wish for. You’re asking for fatigue & bed bugs.
— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 7, 2016
He wasn’t a violent person unless he had to be, and took no pleasure in it. But these people were blocking the power outlets at the airport.
— Infosec Noir (@InfosecNoir) January 6, 2016
Best Tweet About Dating in InfoSec (tie)
On every first date, I bring an NDA and sign it right in front of him so he’s not scared I’m going to go tweet mean things about him
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 2, 2016
OH: “You know your boyfriend works in Information Security when he gives you keys to his house before he gives you his wifi password.”
— J Wolfgang Goerlich (@jwgoerlich) February 25, 2016
emacs or vim?#BestFirstDateQuestions
— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) March 14, 2016
Best “Threat Landscape” Tweet
All this talk of the “threat landscape”, does that make us threat landscapers? I’ve got a pickup truck, mower, and chainsaws- I’m ready.
— Jack Daniel (@jack_daniel) December 2, 2016
Best Poem in a Tweet
Roses are red.
Smurfs are blue.
If your e-card makes me install Flash,
I will stab you.
— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) February 13, 2016
Best InfoSec Analogy in a Tweet
Fav qte “Security is like brushing Ur teeth: If U don’t brush Ur teeth U will get cavities. If U brush Ur teeth U will still get cavities.”
— Melissa Ryder (@SecuritySpice) April 22, 2016
Best Tweet Telling It Like It Is
So many people (and companies) focused on zero days while ignoring 5,437 days.
(That’s days since XP was launched)
— Jack Daniel (@jack_daniel) July 13, 2016
Well, that’s a wrap for 2016. I know this year has sucked for a lot of you. We’ve lost loved ones and those who inspire us, but this does not diminish the impact they’ve had on our lives and the people we are because of them. With that said, on this New Year’s Eve, let us celebrate the good things in our lives and cherish those who are still with us. I wish you all health and happiness in 2017 and hope to see many of you soon.
Happy New Year!
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from SecurityRamblings.com authored by Steven Maske. Read the original post at: http://www.securityramblings.com/2016/12/2016-infosec-tweet-awards.html