Security Ledger Turns 5!

I’m not much of one for milestones and the record will show that I’ve rarely taken the occasion to note significant Security Ledger dates. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that I’ve never noted them. But October 2nd marks what I consider an important one: the fifth anniversary of our first blog post. On October 2, 2012, this blog went live with a post on the VOHO watering hole attacks. That makes today – October 2, 2017, Security Ledger’s 5th birthday!

So much has happened in the intervening years – and much remains the same. Sadly, we haven’t beat watering hole attacks, though maybe we talk about them less than we used to.

Five years ago today we posted our first blog entry! A lot has changed…

The last five years have seen this blog focus more and more on the security of our physical world and the many, intelligent devices that inhabit it.  That has proven to be a very rich seam to mine. Like many security journalists, my problem on a given day is not finding something to write about, but staring into a firehose of information security news and information and trying to make sense of it, separate the signal from the noise and figure out which stories I can break, advance or expand.

We’ve built out a thriving media business here that produces both reporting and a weekly podcast, not to mention online and in-person events, including an annual conference: The Security of Things Forum that will be continuing that in 2018 with a June event here in Boston.

Looking at my creation, I’ll say that I’ve tried to keep Security Ledger looking and working much the same. The design of the site has held up remarkably well. That has allowed me to focus on the quality of our reporting rather than getting too caught up with the window dressing. That’s been nice. That said: 2018 will bring some design changes and some new features to keep the site humming and growing its audience.

Since the very start, this blog has survived and thrived thanks to the support of so many great companies out there who have seen value in what we do and signed on as sponsors.

I’d like to take a moment to thank my current sponsors and supporters:

  • Digital Guardian
  • Cisco Systems
  • Bastille Networks
  • DigiCert
  • Sqrrl
  • CyberArk
  • Barracuda Networks

I’d also like to thank all the companies that have supported Security Ledger at any point in the past five years, including:

  • Arxan Technologies
  • BeyondTrust
  • BitSight
  • Black Duck
  • Covisint
  • DUO Security
  • Evolver
  • Flashpoint
  • Gemalto
  • Invincea
  • Luxemo
  • McAfee
  • Mocana
  • OpenDNS
  • PTC
  • Pwnie Express
  • Qualys
  • Rapid7
  • Resilient Systems / IBM
  • Trusted Computing Group
  • Veracode

Thanks to everyone who has been a part of the success of this site and supported the work of quality, independent journalism. Your faith and support have been invaluable and are very much

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