What is SecurityKicks.com?

SecurityKicks.com is a community-based news site edited by our members. It specialises in security information for developers, including writing secure code, authentication and authorization techniques, cryptography, and related topics.

Individual users of the site submit and review stories, the most popular of which make it to the homepage. Users are encouraged to ‘kick’ stories that they would like to appear on the homepage. If a story receives enough kicks, it will be promoted.

What is a kick?

Kicks are votes of approval from our members. If a story has 16 kicks, that means 16 users liked it. The more kicks a story receives, the more likely that it will appear on the homepage. If you don’t like a story, don’t give it a kick.

How do I submit stories?

You simply need to register for a new account. With an account you can submit stories by clicking the ‘Submit a story’ link on the right menu of the homepage.

How do I find stories?

To find stories that have not been promoted, click the ‘Find stories‘ link on the right menu of the homepage. You can also click the ‘find’ link beside each category in the list of categories.

Who are the brains behind this operation?

The original idea for the site was mine, but Gavin Joyce, creator of DotNetKicks.com, deserves the bulk of the credit. He not only set up the site, but is also hosting it. Hats off to Gavin!

I hope you find SecurityKicks.com to be a useful resource for finding developer-related security information. Welcome and enjoy!