Threatpost, the Independent IT Security News Community, Wins Prestigious Social Media Award
Kaspersky Lab’s Online News Network Recognized by Independent Research Firm
November 3, 2010 – Woburn, MA – Threatpost, an independent destination for the global IT Security community, has been awarded a 2010 Forrester Groundswell Award in the Business-to-Business “Spreading” category. The fourth annual Forrester Groundswell Awards were announced last week at the Forrester Consumer Forum in Chicago. This award recognizes Threatpost’s ability to serve as an independent security news community and to successfully leverage spreading best practices by establishing itself as a trusted voice within the IT security community.
Kaspersky Lab created Threatpost in 2008 to address IT security professionals’ need for independent news and analysis about IT security issues. Research showed that savvy security professionals visited multiple online news sites to get a complete understanding of security news. Because of that, Threatpost serves as the premier destination for aggregated security news, along with providing in-depth analysis, original reporting, and a forum for the IT security community to exchange ideas with their peers.
The Threatpost editorial is team led by IT security industry veterans Dennis Fisher and Paul Roberts. Fisher has over a decade of experience in reporting on security industry news and issues. Roberts is an industry-known editor with close to a decade of experience as a technology reporter and analyst. The editorial team provides analysis on fast-breaking industry news, writes original in-depth features, and each authors their own blog covering malware attacks and cybercrime. The combination of aggregated news from across the web and in-depth original reporting makes Threatpost the one stop shop for IT security information on the Internet.
“Spreading” category is defined by Forrester as getting customers or users
within a company to encourage others to adopt a product or service. The
Forrester Groundswell Awards recognize excellence in achieving business and
organizational goals with social technology applications. This year, there were
more than 130 entries to the Forrester Groundswell Awards in four divisions
including Business-to-Business, Business-to-Consumer, Management, and
International. More information about the Forrester
Groundswell Awards is available at: http://www.forrester.com/empowered
Randy Drawas, Chief Marketing Officer
Kaspersky Lab Americas
are so honored that Forrester has awarded Threatpost with this Forrester
Groundswell Award in the B2B Spreading category. At a time of an unprecedented
rise in cyber-criminal activity, we recognized the necessity to create a truly
independent security news community dedicated to assisting IT professionals
keep ahead of the online threats that plague us all. Kaspersky Lab is committed
to keeping the world safe online. Knowing that Threatpost is being seen as a
leader in this space is extremely gratifying, and gives us confidence that
we’re moving in the right direction.”
Dennis Fisher, Editor in Chief
its importance to the IT security community has made building Threatpost a
great honor for everyone on the team. As more and more of our lives are spent
online, helping people and organizations remain safe has never been more
important. This special recognition from Forrester helps to underscore that we
are making progress in fulfilling that mission.”
To learn more about Threatpost and to stay abreast of the latest news, trends and events in the IT security industry, visit Threatpost at http://www.threatpost.com. Follow @Threatpost on Twitter and Facebook.
is an independent news and community network for IT security professionals,
which combines original IT security reporting and analysis with relevant,
aggregated content from across the Internet. Threatpost extends Kaspersky Lab’s
mission to keep malicious online threats from spreading, and to educate people
and organizations about these threats and how to stay protected against them.
This digital resource features breaking news coverage through
personality-driven blogs, podcasts, videos and content aggregated from other
third-party sites. Born out of the need for an open and transparent information
resource for IT security professionals who consume news from a variety of
different sources, Threatpost embodies the ultimate form of security industry
community building. To learn more visit http://www.threatpost.com.
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