Another year done. You know what that means? It’s time for the annual InfoSec Tweets Awards! This marks the 6th year running. As you long as you keep reading them, I’ll keep writing them.
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 Movie
“I could-a give you my word as a CISSP…” “No good. I’ve known too many CISSPs.”
— Corum (@Corum) August 25, 2017
Best Tweet About Passwords
Raise your hand if you use the same password for everything.
Allright, now use that hand to slap yourself in the face.#infosec
— Khalil Sehnaoui (@sehnaoui) January 8, 2017
Best Tweet About Browsers
I’m not racist, I have lots of friends who run Edge.
— egyp7 (@egyp7) January 13, 2017
Best Tweet About Twitter
forget the 💙, Twitter needs an “I feel your pain” button
— b❆B Rudis (@hrbrmstr) July 16, 2017
Best Tweet About Pentesting
If you’re a pentester, hacking skills might be what gets you the job but that’s not what you’re selling. Your work product is the report.
— egyp7 (@egyp7) May 18, 2017
Best Tweet About Healthcare
“There’s a joke about security in healthcare sector: “We value our privacy, but we’d like to be alive to enjoy it.”” – @joshcorman CSS2017
— Twinkle Royal Ribbon (@Infosecjen) June 28, 2017
Best Tweet About Food
We had cryptographic potatoes for dinner. They were salted and hashed.
— Andromeda Yelton (@ThatAndromeda) March 12, 2017
Best Tweet on the Hacker Mindset
Them: “I’d run thru a brick wall for you, boss.”
Me: Love the attitude. But you’re a hacker. You see a wall? Go over, go under, go around.
— J Wolfgang Goerlich (@jwgoerlich) January 28, 2017
Best Tweet to Combat Imposter Syndrome
Grace Hopper was 37 when she joined the Navy, 40-something when she pioneered the compiler, & 50-something when she wrote COBOL. https://t.co/2ax9JQvbUY
— Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) February 27, 2017
Best Tweet with Practical Advice
If you want to frustrate Burp users, have certain keywords like “postgresql” randomly apear in hidden fields on the site. The SQLi scanner will go mad!
— Robin (@digininja) November 27, 2017
Best Tweet on Marketing
Today in cyber-marketing-perfection:
A suit of armor, made of plastic. pic.twitter.com/9P10tuTUNm
— haroon meer (@haroonmeer) June 7, 2017
Best Use of a Meme
I’m using this in so many presentations pic.twitter.com/9tO7XQWUeu
— Amanda Berlin (@InfoSystir) August 31, 2017
Best Tweet of the Year! 🌠
You can have mine, but it’s been stuck on 11 for years. Some folks say it’s broken but I can never be sure.
— Ben Jackson (@innismir) April 17, 2017
(you both get credit for this one-two punch)
That’s a wrap for 2017. It’s been an interesting year filled with record breaking breaches, crypto malware and the like. No doubt this has kept many of you busy and as the year winds down it’s my hope that this annual post will give you a laugh or two . Feel free to comment below with any Twitter gems that I inevitably overlooked.
I wish you all health and happiness in 2018 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/2017/12/2017-infosec-tweet-awards.html