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Staircase to the Cloud: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners

A humorous nod to the lack of gender equity in cybersecurity hiring was our judges' unanimous choice. And the winners are ...

John Klossner, Cartoonist

February 18, 2020

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First Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) goes to Robin Bader, IT operations manager at the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) in Chigao, Ill. The winning caption:

Second prize, a $10 Amazon gift card, to Ahmed Elezaby for: 

Well, he was saying something about exploiting a privilege escalation vuln, and then poof.

The two captions bested 44 other entries, all of which made our panel of judges (John Klossner, Tim Wilson, Kelly Jackson Higgins, Sara Peters, Kelly Sheridan, Curtis Franklin, Jim Donahue, Gayle Kesten, and yours truly) smile for days.

Thanks also to everyone who entered the contest and to our loyal readers who cheered the contestants on. If you haven't had a chance to read all the entries, be sure to check them out today.

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About the Author(s)

John Klossner, Cartoonist

John Klossner has been drawing technology cartoons for more than 15 years. His work regularly appears in Computerworld and Federal Computer Week. His illustrations and cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker, Barron's, and The Wall Street Journal.

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