TechWeekEurope’s Tom Brewster Awarded BT Information Security Journalist Of The Year

TechWeekEurope’s Deputy Editor recognised at prestigious awards ceremony held in London on 13th November 2012
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Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- LONDON, UK TechWeekEurope, a leading technology news and advice website, today announced that its deputy editor, Tom Brewster has been named Information Security Journalist of the Year 2012 at the BT Information Security Journalism Awards in London held on 13th November 2012. Tom impressed the judging panel with a number of features and investigations on topics such as the fight against botnets and weak SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security at universities. It was well researched and articulated pieces like this that helped him to beat off competition for the top prize from fellow nominees Katia Moskvitch of BBC News, Davey Winder of PC Pro and Wendy Grossman, Freelance writer.

In previous years, Tom was a runner up for this award so he is delighted to win this time round. The 2012 BT Information Security Journalism Awards ceremony really was Tom’s time to shine as he was also nominated in two other awards categories. Tom’s investigation into the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) market earned recognition in the Best Investigative Feature of the Year category, while he was also a contender for Best Cybercrime Feature of the Year. “I’m delighted to win Information Security Journalist of the Year – I’ve been nominated before so it’s great to walk away with the prize this time, especially being up against such stiff competition! It’s important that we keep investigating these issues and bringing them to the surface so that businesses and individuals are aware of the threats they could be facing – and how to avoid them.”

The judging panel was chaired by Ray Stanton, vice president of BT Advise, BT Global Services and included a number of security experts and academics. “Once again, enormous credit should go to all of our shortlisted journalists,” said Stanton. “Each has demonstrated an ability to write in an accessible and engaging way, ask difficult questions, uncover emerging trends and move the security debate forward. These awards are a testament to the vital role that journalism plays in raising awareness among businesses and the public about the issues surrounding security and the solutions that can be implemented to mitigate the risks.”

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TechWeekEurope UK (, is an online publication providing authoritative guidance on the impact that technology will have on the future of business. Its tagline is ‘enhancing business with technology’. The site provides insight on topics including mobility, security, cloud computing and sustainable IT to a rapidly growing audience that increasingly sees the issues as business-critical.

Also established in mainland Europe and the US, TechWeekEurope UK provides a one-stop shop for advertisers and sponsors looking for innovative pan-European opportunities. TechWeekEurope UK is published by NetMediaEurope, which operates in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

About NetMediaEurope

NetMediaEurope ( publishes websites aimed towards IT Experts in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. It was founded in July 2007 as a result of a management buy-out by senior VNU managers.

With 30 sites across Europe, NetMediaEurope is the leading European B2B sales house to target the IT professional audience and market segment. It has 15 million monthly unique readers and 5000 stories per month across Europe. The portfolio includes brands such as TechWeekEurope, ChannelBiz, Gizmodo, Silicon and ITespresso in different territories.

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