Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 InfoSec Tweet Awards

Welcome to the third annual InfoSec Tweet Awards!  These posts continue to be some of the more popular blog entries on SecurityRamblings.com so I feel compelled to continue the series.
As in previous years, there are no actual awards.  These are just funny or thought provoking tweets that I've "favorited" over the last year. Also, you will notice that the categories have changed.  This is because they are completely arbitrary. I make them up as I go along. So without further ado...

Best Tweet Inspired by a Movie


Best Tweet Inspired by a Song (Tie)



Best Tweet Inspired by the Holidays (Tie)



Best Tweet on How to be a Hacker


Best Tweet About Linux


Best Tweet About Metasploit


Best Tweet About Medical Devices


Best Tweet About The Cloud


Best Tweet About Cryptography


Best Tweet About Two-Factor Authentication


Best Tweet About Silk Road


Best Tweet About "Named" Exploits


Best Tweet About Attribution (Tie)



Best Tweet Explaining the Sony Breach


Best "Fake" Tweet


Best "Get Off My Lawn!" Tweet


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.... InfoSec Taylor Swift (@SwiftOnSecurity)! InfoSec Taylor Swift is an unusual account. On one hand it's an obvious parody of a celebrity with a humorous slant towards information security. On the other hand she (he? they?) offers legitimately sound advice in 140 characters or less. The quality is such that news outlets have quoted the account and the new web site associated with it, decentsecurity.com, has the potential to become a solid resource for InfoSec fundamentals.

If you follow one new account this year it should be @SwiftOnSecurity. Below are a few gems from 2014:

Serious Tweets:


Funny Tweets:


This concludes the 2014 Tweet Awards. Please feel free to share your favorite tweets in the comments below. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!