When you’re in the cybersecurity field, you need to be in the know about the latest news and industry updates. Below are just a few of our favorite websites and blogs to keep tabs on the industry at a high level. In cases where a serious threat is discovered, our team will go directly to the source cited (e.g., Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, etc.) to get more technical information. (The websites and blogs mentioned are in no particular order.)
Dark Reading is part of the InformationWeek network. You can join its free network that encompasses polls, discussion boards, newsletters, and more. The community keeps you updated on the latest news on new cyber threats, technology trends, and how to protect your most sensitive data.
Krebs on Security
Krebs on Security is written by Brian Krebs, a former journalist at The Washington Post. His current blog covers online crime investigations, the latest threats, security updates, data breaches, and cyber justice.
Daniel Miessler is a respected cybersecurity professional surveying and studying security, technology, and society to see how they come together—and what may come next. His website is personable—you feel like he’s talking directly to you—and covers a range of subjects including infosec, technology, philosophy, and creativity, and how they all work together.
ThreatPost is a trusted source for IT professionals globally. They feature news on the gamut of cybersecurity and related topics. They don’t limit themselves to online news articles; they have videos, podcasts, eBooks, webinars, feature reports, and more.
CSO Online is a go-to for critical content covering everything from risk management to data loss prevention to fraud and network defense. This website is aimed particularly at security decision-makers.
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is your resource if you’re looking to manage your firm’s risk and protect its data. They tout being the “world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.”
CISA Alerts and Tips
CISA Alerts and Tips: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure. This website provides cybersecurity resources and best practices for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.
InfoSecurity Magazine is online and in print giving insight into trends and analysis within the cybersecurity field. You’ll also find plenty of free educational content like webinars, whitepapers, and virtual conferences.
CNet Cybersecurity The global team at CNet is known for its commentary and analysis of industry news, hands-on reviews, and buying guides. They also have a team dedicated to covering news about cybersecurity—data breaches, cyber defenses, and even government efforts.
Bonus: If you’re looking to branch out into books, training, conferences, and even contests (want to see how your security measures up with a little friendly competition?), we suggest checking out CyberDegrees’ comprehensive list. You’ll definitely want to bookmark it.
And there you have it. These blogs will keep you updated on what’s happening in the cybersecurity world and provide a jumping off point for further research. Happy reading!