I Won a CSO Compass Award

And CSO published a Q&A with me.

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 2:36 PM • 10 Comments

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AbbyMay 14, 2010 11:02 PM

Bruce:

We like you. We really do!

It's just that you've achieved a stature in the industry where it's considered bad form to continue to blog about awards like that. You deserve the accolades, but let others bring them up!

Clive RobinsonMay 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Bruce,

What took them so long ;)

Any way I'm glad you did not make one of those "gushy Oscar" acceptance speaches like the Hollywood A listers do (you know the ones where they cry and thank everyone including their hairdresser and dog walker for their success).

I guess you are soon going to have to get a bigger fireplace in the den to put all these awards you keep getting on ;)

Congratulations

DMay 15, 2010 10:25 AM

@Abby:

I've suspected for a long time that this blog is ghost-written. At least in part anyway. I suspect the Other Writer is the one doing these. Besides, I personally don't read any sources that report on Schneier News. I don't mind getting it here.

Also, I don't know that I'd ever completely trust anything reported about Bruce unless I could correlate it with information on his official blog.

I say give him a pass to report on himself.

--D

Bruce SchneierMay 15, 2010 4:08 PM

"We like you. We really do! It's just that you've achieved a stature in the industry where it's considered bad form to continue to blog about awards like that. You deserve the accolades, but let others bring them up!"

A fair complaint, and a question I have thought about before.

Basically, I mention them here in order to keep track of them. I get that it might look self serving, and I apologize. I only mention them Friday afternoon, just before squid blogging -- if that makes any difference.

AnonMay 15, 2010 9:32 PM

Bruce : Basically I only mention them here to keep track of them.

Ouch, you should never ever say that, the "honors in these awards is two way".

Part of the reason you get given these awards is the publicity your name generates for the award givers by the "reflected glory" of you accepting them as an "Industry Name".

A simple solution to "tracking them" would be to have an online CV and add them to a page in the same way you do with papers you publish.

Then to give the organisation the "publicity" they want if you gave a speech or talk etc as part of the award process you could title the page in this part of the blog,

"Interview I gave to ABC at their XYZ awards."

And just mention in the body of the post you where a recipient of an award as opposed to handing one out etc.

It's a little more stylish, and that way you keep nearly everybody happy whilst maintaining a dignified air and lending gravitas to the process, which also increases your chance of geting other benifit.

As was once remarked "There's players and there's spectators, the rewards are reserved for the players".

alreadyonthelistMay 17, 2010 7:39 AM

Bruce, I don't think you should have to defend yourself for posting the awards stuff. Nuts to that.

It was a good article.
I liked the bit about the tshirts, way to take the high road!

Nick S.May 17, 2010 2:33 PM

I like reading when you get an award.

Besides, it's your blog- the whole point of it is to toot your own horn. :-)

HJohnMay 17, 2010 2:38 PM

I don't see what the problem is with Bruce posting his achievements here. It's not an occasional blog post about an award is a mandatory reading.

I like to think this blog is casual enough that we can share what we are thinking, and if Bruce wants to share it then share he should. Not to mention it is his blog.

Congrats. Glad you shared because I wouldn't have know about this achievement otherwise.

2 cents.

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