Never let it be said that Host Unknown jumps on a bandwagon; they prefer to create their own path in this industry, and do things their way, whatever the personal cost. It explains a lot.
Therefore, Host Unknown is proud to announce the release of their very first “iAudioBlog”, an entirely new way of disseminating their unique viewpoints of the information security industry to even more of the masses discerning listening public. The more cynical of you may see this as simply a Podcast, but Host Unknown think of it as so much, much more than that. Even just getting the three egos into one room was challenging enough, let alone having to restrain Andy from his infosec tourettes, stop Jav from dominating everything by mentioning his new employer at every turn, and stop Thom falling asleep at regular intervals. How they even managed to get special guests to appear on such a show like this is simply just another sign of how committed they are to their craft.
Unfortunately host Unknown have had to conform to the strictures of modern iAudioBlog listening and have submitted their pilot blog to iTunes for review and dissemination through their “Podcast” channel. As soon as it is published we will inform everyone, but if you can wait, you can listen to it right her, right now!
Of course, this now means you can vote for Host Unknown in more than just the Best Security Video Blog, but also the Best Security Podcast. Host Unknown consider this a very reasonable quid pro quo.
The problem with running a competition with our presenters is that all to often they are all talk and no trousers (or shorts in Andy’s case). We didn’t think it was too much to ask for them to get together over lunch last week and decide who the winners are of our fabulous prize draw.
We were disappointed again.
Fingers were pointed, excuses were given and tempers were raised by Javvad, Thom and Andy respectively.
We can now however announce the winners after some quick executive decisions were made,so, in no particular order:
Thom’s “Frankie Says Relax” T shirt, sunglasses and exclusive signed photograph are hereby awarded to…
Javvad’s beard (made with real hair) goes to…
And finally the prize of Andy’s (inspiration) wood goes to…
(Andy will be returning your “lost” USB stick momentarily)
Congratulations everyone and thank you for taking part. Your comments will of course be taken vert, very seriously. Please contact us to arrange for delivery (2nd class) and don’t forget to send us a photo of you with your wonderful prizes!
We sat with the tension of an Australian entertainer looking forward to the morning’s Daily Mail until late Wednesday night as we awaited the results of the pwnie.com awards. We nursed our coco/vodka/champagne (Jav/Andrew/Thom( respectively) as the news trickled in.
We had a few key people on the scene, recounting the experience to us.
Given the competition, we had the champagne on ice, the shisha warmed, and the alarms set (we were after all operating in the much more civilised Greenwich Meantime).
Given the timezone differences though, we went to bed, and set our Google Alerts for the impending winning announcement.
We awoke to the news that we hadn’t won. Unfortunately our beautifully coloured, tempo’ed, written and choreographed song didn’t tweak the judges auditory senses as much as the dulcet tones of @0xabad1dea with a beautifully timed Christmassy SSL thematically themed jingle.
We are gutted, but happy for the ultimate winner (of course).
Congratulations @0xabad1dea / Melissa, you were a worthy opponent.
We do feel a little bit let down by our so called “internet phenomenon” hosts who took the Host Unknown brand on the road at the 2014 RANT Conference. Even with all of that help and support (and money) we gave them, they still couldn’t get a stand that stood out from the rest.
Perhaps tomorrow’s Top Tip will make us feel a little bit better.