How do we stay up-to-date with the latest security news? Where do we find the best security solutions to fight malware? Who can we follow to learn about the latest threats and online attacks so that we can protect ourselves?
With security in our minds, no matter we are common people or a big company name, we need to understand technology if we want to prevent data loss and privacy breaches.
But with so many security blogs out there, which one should we follow?
We have put together a list of security blogs from independent individuals and big names in the IT industry, so that you can benefit from their knowledge and insight. Therefore, if you need best practices, how-to articles, online safety research or the latest security news, feel free to bookmark this article and access it whenever you feel necessary.
1. Krebs on Security
Brian Krebs is the man behind Krebs on Security. Being hacked himself in 2001, he takes a personal interest in online security and is one of the well-known names in today’s security landscape. He covers topics from latest threats, privacy breaches and cyber-criminals to major security news.
2. Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneider is probably the most well-known name that you can recognize in our list, and was even called a “security guru” by The Economist. He wrote books, hundreds of articles, essays and security papers on security matters. At the same time, he is a known figure in the media environment which recognize him as an important voice for the online security, not only for his knowledge on the matter, but also because he knows how to express his opinions.
This security blog is run by Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Officer at Mandiant and author of many books on security. With an extensive background on cyber-criminal world and malicious attacks on enterprise networks, he shares his experience on digital defense, network monitoring and detection on his security blog. Since a great number of network attacks come from China, he is specialized on Chinese online criminals.
This is the official website of the Department of Homeland Security, from USA.
Though it is not a classical security blog, its purpose is to improve Internet security by providing specialized and well detailed information on cyber-criminal activities, malware, phishing attempts and online threats. To use their own words: “US-CERT strives for a safer, stronger Internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cyber-security information with trusted partners around the world.”
5. Dark Reading
Dark Reading is a widely-read cyber security site that addresses professionals from the IT environment, security researchers and technology specialists. They use their experience and knowledge to provide articles, recommendations, news and information on IT security.