The holidays are almost upon us. We'll huddle around the fireplace as the logs crackle, drink eggnog and share with those we love. Maybe that's why it's HackSurfer's favorite time of year. We're all about sharing.

So we'd like to give back, particularly to those that are helping make us all a little safer from cybercrime. To that end we're kicking off the holiday season with a bit of a cybersecurity party, and you're all invited!

Holiday Party!

"What needs to be improved in the cybersecurity industry?"

We've heard that question a lot since we launched HackSurfer, and it seems everyone has an opinion on what needs to be done to make us all safer -- so tell us!

You could win fame, fortune and cool prizes!

HackSurfer is looking for the best blogs from individual users, cybersecurity experts and companies on that very topic. It can be one paragraph or a thousand words, as long as it answers in some way, "What needs to be improved in the cybersecurity industry?"

What you need to do

It's simple.

  1. Write something, anything, about what could be done better in the cybersecurity industry. Be creative and have fun.
  2. Post it to HackSurfer by December 10th.
  3. We'll pull them together for voting beginning December 11th.
  4. Prizes will be sent out on the 18th, just in time for Christmas!

You don't have to be a cybersecurity guru to submit. In fact, we'd like to hear from everyone and from all perspectives. All you need to do is sign in with a Twitter account and write (see here to learn more about HackSurfer). Plus, this time of year is all about cookies and pie and holiday cheer, so no one is going to judge.

Well, except when it comes to ...

The Prizes!

Prizes

Third Place

-HackSurfer T-shirt

-A year of HackSurfer Premium ($110 value)

  • Exclusive, in-depth monthly cybercrime reports by industry
  • Personal watchlist with cyber activity alerts
  • Access to our source data for all cybercrime tags
  • A year in our HackSurfer Ad Exchange (for companies)

Second Place

-An iPad

-HackSurfer T-shirt

-A year of HackSurfer Premium ($110 value)

  • Exclusive, in-depth monthly cybercrime reports by industry
  • Personal watchlist with cyber activity alerts
  • Access to our source data for all cybercrime tags
  • A year in our HackSurfer Ad Exchange (for companies)

The Grand (Sharing) Prize!

-Two iPads (one for you, one to share)

-Two HackSurfer T-shirts (a perfect stocking stuffer for the kiddos!)

-A year of HackSurfer Premium ($110 value)

  • Exclusive, in-depth monthly cybercrime reports by industry
  • Personal watchlist with cyber activity alerts
  • Access to our source data for all cybercrime tags
  • A year in our HackSurfer Ad Exchange (for companies)

Get Writing ...

HackSurfer's community has only been around since the beginning of October, and already we're growing fast, getting great press, and on pace to become the go-to place for cybercrime.

We want to thank you, and this is our way to give back to you, have a little fun, and help the community at the same time!


Editor's note: This contest was a ton of fun, but it's over. See the winners here: And the Winners Are ...