Defcon Award Categories - Nominations

New, for Defcon 19 - the Defcon Awards! Defcon introduces the Defcon Awards to recognize people/projects/companies for their competence (or lack thereof) in the hacking or security world. Nominations will be accepted for the categories below until July 6th, 2011. Voting will be conducted online for three of the categories from July 8th - July 29th, 2011 (voting link will be provided at a later time).

Do you have a favorite hacker oriented author that best represents the hacker lifestyle and scene? Do you have inside knowledge of the most interesting malware to hit the net this year? Or was there a media outlet that best represents the WORST in coverage of real news concerning hackers or security topics? Now's your chance to have a voice. Get your nominations in today, and give credit where credit is due.

Be sure to provide supporting information, such as links to websites, news articles, or software.

* 1. Worst coverage of security/hacker issues by a media person/outlet:

* 2. Most interesting malware innovation:

* 3. Best privacy enhancing technology of the year:

* 4. Best open source software response to an attack or method:

* 5. Best author/story that captures the hacker mindset:

* 6. Security Charlatan of the Year: