By Thom VanHorn, Sr. Director of Marketing at CounterTack
We all want to keep up with the latest security trends and information, but the world of cyber security is a very busy place. New threats, new exploits, new vulnerabilities, new products, and new vendors dominate the landscape making it virtually impossible to keep ahead of the news. While my job requires me to keep up with the latest, I willingly admit that I gave up on trying to read everything that comes across the wire a long time ago. So, what do I do? I supplement my reading and research with that of others. I regularly let the experts identify what’s relevant, explain it to me, and offer advice.
Even with this approach, effort is required. There is no shortage of IT Security Blogs and Twitter accounts out there. Sometimes it seems like every security researcher, analysts, vendors, company executive and media company has at least one. Some are very good. And sadly, others are not. IN fact, some are awful. 😊 That said, let’s focus on the positive. I consider the following five blogs among the best out there. They deliver a nice mix of quality information and they present it in a compelling and interesting way. If you’re looking for recognized experts that don’t just regurgitate the news, but add true value to the conversation, add these to your list.
Brian Krebs is an independent journalist covering cybercrime. Krebs is one of the most recognized names in the field and previously had a distinguished career at The Washington Post. His journalistic background gives him access to industry thought leaders and makes his blog must read material.
Bruce Schneier is the author of over a dozen books on security. He’s also a fellow and a lecturer at Harvard and The Economist called him a “Security Guru.” He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on TV and radio, has served on several government committees, is regularly in the press and is CTO of a security company. The guy knows his stuff.
Dr. Cole has over 20 years of security experience. He writes a lot about the current threats plaguing individuals and enterprises. He also provides a lot of content on security best practices that I find particularly useful
Graham Cluley is another expert who’s been in the security industry for roughly 25 years. He’s worked for several vendors, founded the Naked Security Blog and is a member of the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. He’s another guy who has won a boatload of awards and is a regular presence on TV, radio, and print.
Richard Bejtlich covers digital security, strategic thought, and military history. Yes, military history. His blog can get a little technical for me at times. but I enjoy the breadth of topics that he covers. It’s a nice blend of current topics, historical perspective, and other related content.
Well…..that’s a short list to get you started. I hope you check them out and find them as interesting as I do. There are many more out there and I’d love for you to post your favorites in the comment section. I’m always looking for new and interesting blogs to add to my reading list. Now all I need is more time.