As a professional in the information security industry, you are likely are interested in staying current with breaking security news and topics. We’ve compiled a list of some great information security blogs that you can be reading in 2016 to stay updated on industry-related topics.
Brian Krebs is a former investigative journalist who breaks news on all of the major breaches. He explains breaches in layman’s terms and does a great job of researching how the attackers get in. From 1995 to 2009, Krebs was a reporter for The Washington Post and covered tech policy, privacy and computer security as well as authoring the Security Fix blog. His blog, Krebs on Security has made several of the top security blogs to read, and fun fact: Brian will be the keynote speaker for day one of the Secure360 Twin Cities conference on May 17, 2016.
Sophos, a security hardware and software company, hosts the award-winning Naked Security blog. It is a “threat newsroom” that covers security news, opinion pieces, advice, and research. Categories range from mobile security threats and operating systems to malware and highlights of specific companies. Naked Security is updated multiple times a day and receives around 1.5 million pageviews per month. It has won numerous awards dubbing it the best current security blog on the web.
UMSA (Upper Midwest Security Alliance) is an alliance of security and risk-related organizations and host of the Secure360 Conference. As a nonprofit, UMSA serves business, government and education professionals in the upper Midwest, collaborating with professional associations, educators and industry-leading companies to provide professional development opportunities that contribute to a stronger security foundation for organizations. Their blog focuses on industry trends and informative, educational security content that unites an interdisciplinary security community to collaborate and learn from each other.
Threatpost is an independent news website, self-proclaimed as your “first stop for security news.” Their editorial team frequently breaks important stories, aggregates relevant security news from other sources, and engages readers to discuss importance of emerging events. Threatpost offers articles, podcasts, and videos on topics like malware, mobile security, vulnerabilities, privacy, and much more.
They have been highlighted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, USA Today, and NPR as a leading source for security news.
5. Dark Reading
Dark Reading is a widely-read cybersecurity 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. Dark Reading.com features 10 communities: Attacks & Breaches, Application Security, Cloud Security, Data Leaks & Insider Threats, Endpoint Security & Privacy, Mobile Security, Network & Perimeter Security, Risk Management & Compliance, Security Management & Analytics, and Vulnerabilities and Threats. Each community is led by editors and subject matter experts who collaborate with security researchers and industry analysts to provide timely, accurate and informative articles that encourage discussions.
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