Ever wonder where we IT folks get our secret cyber security news? Oh, it’s nowhere special. We just all meet up every couple weeks at Area51 and get our briefings straight from the men in black and their lizard people overlords running the Underground White House. All kidding aside, we simply stay on top of cyber security news by educating ourselves through reliable resources both on and offline.
Where you search for information depends upon your industry, but these 4 websites can provide a fount of IT security knowledge to anyone, regardless of industry.
Infragard is a collaboration between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence that can fortify businesses against cyberattacks. The membership is free and you can narrow the information you receive to your specific industry sector – from energy, finance, and healthcare to manufacturing, food services, and beyond.
Once you register, you will also receive emails with great information sharing smart tips and breaking cyber security news. And as a member, you even can stay in the know about upcoming cybersecurity events that pertain to your industry and region. Definitely worth the registration.
Databreaches.net is basically an online list of cautionary tales. As a watch dog for the latest cyber security news, you can expect updates from data breaches large and small. Want to learn about the scope of data breaches and the strategies used by cyber criminals? You get all of the details needed to help you learn from the lessons of big brands and your industry peers.
Updates come several times daily and cover unfolding stories as they happen. This is just another reminder of how important an informed and ever-evolving IT security strategy is for any business.
Security Bloggers Network
Want to hear from IT experts about cyber security news, but tired of browsing website after website? The Security Bloggers Network acts as an aggregate and brings together resources from across the web. Everything from industry overviews to the latest cyber security trends and controversies are brought together in one spot.
IT Security Guru
IT Security Guru is a community of IT folks that provide critical information to the public and their members. They have a “scam of the week” update, keeping people aware of the latest ways that cyber criminals are capitalizing on IT vulnerabilities.
Also, you don’t want to be on their top 10 list. They look at some of the biggest and most noteworthy stories from across the web and very few of them are flattering tales of IT security best practices.
Finding Specific Cyber Security News Sources
I do not personally vouch for any specific blog or podcast. However, I do recommend that every business look around and find one cyber security blog that is specific to your industry. While it can be interesting to know what is going on in healthcare, if you are protecting a financial services firm, not all of the stories are going to be relevant. I suggest you read everything about your issues first. Of course, there is overall knowledge required, but being aware of specific attacks and threats to your firm is paramount.
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