Got some spare cash? Nominate yourself for your own award!
It's time to end the practice of security awards run by marketing companies.
Marketing firms create their own security awards, and some desperate
companies pay them to be the winners. Some security awards are
sponsored by vendors, who join the judging panel with their vested
interests in specific nominees winning. Others still, are judged by
people with no domain knowledge. We call these Silly Security
Awards, a practice that has been covered in public talks like
The security products you deserve
and articles like
Why you shouldn't give a f*ck about security awards.
These awards aren’t always obvious to spot, but they always make it harder to differentiate between real, and made-up industry recognition. There are lots of variants in the type of awards, but we all know what silly is when we see it. You might know an award is silly when: