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BT announces the shortlist for its prestigious Information Security Journalism Awards 2011


BT is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2011 BT Information Security Journalism Awards. Now in their fifth year the awards are sponsored by BT Global Services and aim to reward and recognise leadership, excellence and innovation in the field of information security journalism.

Ray Stanton, Vice President Professional Services, BT Global Services, and Chairman of the judging panel said: “The past year has been a big one for information security journalism and this was reflected in the entries to this year’s awards. A dramatic increase in both the quality and quantity of submissions made judging this year’s awards more difficult than ever before.”

The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a ceremony in central London on Thursday 6th October, 2011.

Since 2005 BT Global Services has organised the Information Security Journalism Awards to celebrate and inspire journalists who cover this increasingly important topic and recognise the vital role that information security journalism plays in raising awareness amongst businesses and the public about the issues surrounding security and the solutions they can implement to remain secure. The awards are open to freelance and staff journalists from print and online publications.

The BT Information Security Journalism Awards 2011 shortlist is as follows:

Information Security Journalist of the Year
• Murad Ahmed (The Times)
• Tom Brewster (IT Pro)
• Misha Glenny (Freelance)
• Davey Winder (PC Pro)

Best Information Security News Story of the Year
• Drew Amorosi for Wikileaks ‘Cablegate’ dominates headlines (Infosecurity)
• Jacob Aron for The cyberweapon that could take down the internet (New Scientist)
• Nicole Kobie for How the ICO let file-sharing lawyer off the hook (PC Pro)
• Natasha Lomas for Anonymity loophole puts UK data at risk (

Best Overall Information Security Feature Article of the Year
• Danny Bradbury for Digging up the hacking underground (Infosecurity)
• Suzannah Brecknell for Man vs machine (Civil Service World)
• Eleanor Dallaway for Securing third parties? Yes we CAMM! (Infosecurity)
• Natasha Lomas for Quantum computing: Beyond computing’s final frontier (

Best Privacy Feature of the Year
• Sally Adee for Keeping up e-ppearances (New Scientist)
• Cath Everett for Privacy: a dangerous crossroads (Computer Fraud & Security)
• Wendy M. Grossman for Facebook’s two-faced bait and switch (NewsWireless.Net)
• Davey Winder for Compare their security (PC Pro)

Best Cybercrime Feature of the Year
• Jacob Aron for Online ‘attack kits’ let anyone become a cybercriminal (New Scientist)
• Mark Ballard for McKinnon charges exaggerated by government (Computer Weekly)
• Jerome Taylor for Inside the secret world of geeks with the power to unleash anarchy (The Independent)
• Mary Watkins for Cyber thieves get personal (Financial Times)

Best Business Continuity Feature of the Year
• Cath Everett for Who is responsible for securing critical infrastructure? (Computer Fraud & Security)
• Natasha Lomas for CPS and sat-nav: The newest business-critical risk? (
• Deborah Ritchie for Chain reaction (Continuity Insurance & Risk)
• Davey Winder for Top incident response steps (Search security)

Best Generic Security Feature of the Year
• Tom Brewster for The eBanksey revolution (IT Pro)
• Richard Fisher for The defenders (New Scientist)
• Mark Harris for Teen America Digital Patriots (Wired UK)
• Jerome Taylor for Sheriffs of the wild web (The Independent)

BT Enigma Award
• The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

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