Vote Now: 2019 Security Blogger Awards Finalists

As the leaves turn green and the flowers start to bloom in San Francisco, you know what time it is. No, it isn’t hump day; it’s RSA Conference season. And that means the Security Bloggers Meetup and Security Blogger Awards are upon us. Invites for the Bloggers Meetup have been sent out already, and today we announce the finalists for the annual Security Bloggers Awards. Voting will only be open for 10 days, so if you want to help pick the winners, vote now.

Our judges who picked the finalists are:

Charlene O’Hanlon, managing editor, Security Boulevard

Ericka Chickowski, executive editor,

Dan Raywood, contributing editor, Infosecurity Magazine, and

Alan Shimel, editor in chief, Security Boulevard, and founder of the Security Bloggers Network

And the nominees are:

Most Entertaining Security Blog

Most Educational Security Blog

Best New Security Blog or Podcast

Best Security Podcast

Best Corporate Security Blog

So there you have it. Please cast your vote for your favorites.

See you at RSAC! If you didn’t get an invite to the Bloggers Meetup but want to attend, email us at [email protected].

Alan Shimel

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Alan Shimel

Throughout his career spanning over 25 years in the IT industry, Alan Shimel has been at the forefront of leading technology change. From hosting and infrastructure, to security and now DevOps, Shimel is an industry leader whose opinions and views are widely sought after.

Alan’s entrepreneurial ventures have seen him found or co-found several technology related companies including TriStar Web, StillSecure, The CISO Group, MediaOps, Inc., and the DevOps Institute. He has also helped several companies grow from startup to public entities and beyond. He has held a variety of executive roles around Business and Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing, Product and Strategy.

Alan is also the founder of the Security Bloggers Network, the Security Bloggers Meetups and awards which run at various Security conferences and Security Boulevard.

Most recently Shimel saw the impact that DevOps and related technologies were going to have on the Software Development Lifecycle and the entire IT stack. He founded and then the DevOps Institute. is the leading destination for all things DevOps, as well as the producers of multiple DevOps events called DevOps Connect. DevOps Connect produces DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps tracks and events at leading security conferences such as RSA Conference, InfoSec Europe and InfoSec World. The DevOps Institute is the leading provider of DevOps education, training and certification.

Alan has a BA in Government and Politics from St Johns University, a JD from New York Law School and a lifetime of business experience. His legal education, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality that is always in demand to appear at conferences and events.

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