last year there are no actual awards. These these are just some of the more entertaining or thought provoking tweets that I "favorited" throughout the year.
Best Tweet Inspired By A Song
Every move you make Every call you take Every note you write Every single site I'll be watching you. #NSAlovepoems
— Justin Brookman (@JustinBrookman) August 24, 2013
Best Tweet That Should be on a T-Shirt
OH: "Does this antivirus engine make my attack surface look fat?"
— Hoff (@Beaker) May 1, 2013
Best Tweet About Hackers (Tie)
@krypt3ia There is a huge difference between hiring hackers and hiring convicted criminals. I am a hacker. I am, however, not a criminal.
— Dave Marcus (@DaveMarcus) August 13, 2013
One day, the world will learn that hackers don't "break things", they "understand" them and produce "unexpected" outcomes.
— Eireann Leverett (@blackswanburst) May 4, 2013
Best Tweet About Hacking
Hacking is like sex; it has practical uses, but that's not why we do it. #Hackers
— pilgrim™ (@sehnaoui) November 28, 2013
Best Tweet About Hacker Handles
@spacerog @ITSecurity @SpiderLabs There's 'real name' and then there's the name your parents give you at birth
— Martin McKeay (@mckeay) August 20, 2013
Best Tweet About A Hacker Conference
Coworker: You are going to #Defcon, isn't that the most hostile network in the world? Me: maybe for you, for me it is a place among friends
— n00bz.net (@n00bznet) July 30, 2013
Best Tweet About BackTrack
OH: "Backtrack is my new favorite computer game" :)
— Eve Adams (@HackerHuntress) January 18, 2013
Best Tweet About Scanning
No, my testing didn’t disrupt your network. Your crappy network disrupted your network.
— Stephen Haywood (@averagesecguy) June 20, 2013
Best Tweet About Programming
Remember typing BASIC listings out of a magazine in order to play a game? You don't? Then step out of the way, junior!
— Pinboard (@Pinboard) May 2, 2013
Best Tweet About A Text Editor
“Why can’t I quit you?!” –someone using vim for the first time
— application/x-mas (@tomdale) September 10, 2013
Best Tweet About Java
someone needs to come up with a secure java replacement. we'll call it decaf because it won't keep security people up at night
— kurt wismer (@imaguid) March 1, 2013
Best Tweet About A Data Center
RT @mwjcomputing: Anyone else enjoy taking data center selfies? RT @zombietango: Yes, but only when I'm in other people's data centers.
— J Wolfgang Goerlich (@jwgoerlich) December 19, 2013
Best Tweet About Credit Cards
Credit card company: What's your mother's maiden name? Me: Donkey Kong Bumper Boat. Them: Uh, yes. What? Me: I'm in security.
— Steve Werby (@stevewerby) February 7, 2013
Best Advice To InfoSec Noobs
To: New InfoSec Pros From: Me Message: A deep passion for your work is a requirement in this industry. <EOM>
— Jonathan Claudius (@claudijd) July 25, 2013
Best Tweet About "The Cavalry"
"When the powerful are uninformed they make powerfully uninformed decisions." @joshcorman @iamthecavalry
— emily pience (@obfusicationx2) August 4, 2013
Best Tweet From "Outside The Bubble"
Security signs that begin with "For your protection..." essentially end with "...we will restrict freedoms & invade privacy"
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 3, 2013
Best Twitter... um... –er
Last but not least we have the "award" for the person who posted the best overall tweets of the year.
And the winner is.... Info Security Jerk (@infosecjerk). Info Security Jerk says what we are all thinking. His tweets are consistently funny, all the more so because they are rooted in the day-to-day life of those who work in InfoSec. If you follow one new person this year it should be him. Below are three gems from 2013:
Listen up kiddies, once you're past Junior Tool Monkey, security involves stuff that may be unpleasant..like policies, politics, and people.
— Info Security Jerk (@infosecjerk) August 28, 2013
See Dick get an email. See Dick reply with his username and password. Don't be a Dick.
— Info Security Jerk (@infosecjerk) October 8, 2013
There are 2 kind of people in this world..and they both suck at security.
— Info Security Jerk (@infosecjerk) October 24, 2013
This concludes the 2013 Tweet Awards. Please feel free to share your favorite tweets in the comments below. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!