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 About Metasploit
It's been a while since the last one, but yup, people still send angry emails complaining that the metasploit installer contains viruses.— egyp7 (@egyp7) April 19, 2018
Best Tweet About GDPR
Stupid joke time:— Joan Touzet (@wohali) May 10, 2018
- Do you know a good GDPR consultant?
- Can you give me his e-mail address?
Best Tweet About Cryptocurrency
I already have a cryptocurrency, it’s called Sephora Beauty Insider Points— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) January 20, 2018
Best Tweet About Vendors
Vendors are like Scooby-Doo villains, constantly trying to convince us that there are werewolves so they can sell us silver bullets.— Matthew Gracie (@InfosecGoon) October 31, 2018
Best Tweet About Certifications
*looks around*— The Yule Rabbit (@ra6bit) November 28, 2018
The CISSP is useful when it's applied in the proper context and for the appropriate, intended audience.
Best Tweet About Education
Make no mistake about it.— Marcus J. Carey (@marcusjcarey) December 14, 2018
Getting things like certifications and degrees is just the beginning of the journey.
This cybersecurity space is all about life time learning if you really want to make a dent.
Best Tweet with Hiring Advice
How to screen for natural infosec talent:— Jack Daniel (@jack_daniel) October 10, 2018
Ask for a worst case scenario for any common situation. If the answer appalls you and keeps you up at night, HIRE THEM!
Best "Truth in InfoSec" Tweet
Infosec doesn’t need “rock stars”, ninjas, or geniuses. We need LOTS of 9-5 professionals working on all aspects of this problem, not just technical.— Chad Loder ❇️ (@chadloder) December 23, 2018
Think public health, not war.
You can’t run a healthcare system with everyone running around thinking he’s Dr. House, M.D.
Inspirational Tweet of the Year!
Today I hope this serves as motivation to those #codenewbies/ #100DaysOfCode devotees that it can happen.— Tae'lur Alexis ⚛️🦄 (@TaelurAlexis) October 1, 2018
Pic on the left was January 29th, 1st day as a fast food server. $8/hr. Every day I walked home & coded for hours.
Pic on the right is me as a dev, first day was July 29th pic.twitter.com/BcuYaYydUK
As you can see, this year I have forgone the “Tweet of the Year” in favor of an “Inspirational Tweet of the Year”. While not strictly InfoSec related, coding is a notable part of our industry and Ms. Alexis serves as an inspiration to us all.
Thank you to everyone in the community for providing so much great content to choose from and special thanks to those who were featured above. Feel free to comment below with any Twitter gems I inevitably overlooked and I encourage you to send me tweets throughout the coming year for the next InfoSec Tweet Awards.
I wish you all health and happiness in 2019 and hope to see many of you soon.
Happy New Year!