The awards were assigned through a public vote and votes assigned by expert judges. This year the jury of experts included Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame member Jack Daniel, journalists Matthew Schwartz and John Leyden.
It is incredible, I launched SecurityAffairs 4 years ago, when I was not able to go to sleep because my newborn daughter Alessia was crying all the night, so I decided to start writing about my cyber security.
For me is a double prize, I’m Italian, and the blog is in English, this requested me a supplementary effort. But I love cyber security, and read my name in a list of myths and masters is an honor.
In the last months some friends joined the crew, they helped me for free motivated by my same passion. I must thank my friends and every one of you who voted for Security Affairs. We are so grateful
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.