Security News Analyzed

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Updated page 11/27/2017

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This week will add/modify the rankings as needed (Time sometimes changes these websites)

Ranking System explained:

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  1. Cybersecurity value (subjective (my prerogative) (first value)
  2. Industrylinks (‘Cybersecurity’ keyword) (if second value)
  3. Industry links (Google ‘news security’ keyword )  (if third value)
  4. Recent updates frequency   (if 4th value)
  5. video/audio(podcasts) relevance my subjective value – I am giving Irongeek.com a 10 and going down from there, but these are initial values, I may change them in the coming months

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Top informational sites 1-10

1.  Threatpost  has many good posts.  %9-10-10-10-2=41%  good value and very high Google rankings, some video
2.  Dark reading is an InformationWeek Security blog with good Security topics updated frequently  %9-8-10-10-2=39% good value and high Google rankings with some video
3. SCMagazine – Security magazine consistently has good Security articles and has been honored with national honors from ASBPE http://www.scmagazine.com/sc-wins-three-top-national-honors-from-asbpe/article/511656/     %9-8-8-9-3=397% Good content and high value, some video
4. TechNewsWorld has a decent number of good articles http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/section/cyber-security/   %8-8-9-9-0=34% Good value and high Google rankings, no video
5.   Reddit section “netsec” https://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/  has very good posts frequently – Lots of new good posts.  %10-5-8-10-0=33% High value, decent ranking, high updates, no video
6 .  Homeland Security News Wire http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/topics/cybersecurity  Has many relevant cybersecurity news stories.  %5-7-9-8-0=29%  Some value, but high Google ranking, high updates, no video

7. With a special interest in KrebsonSecurity  David Krebs has authored “SpamNation” is looked at for computer breach news – He was a journalist, now Darknet reviewer and more.    %10-0-8-10-0=28%  High value, but does not focus on Cyber security so does not have high Google ranking, no video

8Internet Storm Center  SANS is an Industry leader in Security certification and training – it remains the place to go to work on a technical skillset within Cyber security and this is their daily log of current events. interesting to note there is not much “news” according to Google in this site, but high value and freq with decent podcasts good frequency %10-0-0-10-7=27%  

9. Adding IronGeek.com  as it is the video repository for constant reviews of latest Security conferences. If you want to stay up to speed on detailed and up-to-date Cybersecurity information then here you have to check.   %8-0-0-9-10=27% Good value in Cybersecurity and update frequency and volume of Cybersecurity relevant videos. but no keyword search visibility compared to others

10. Stay safe online, A national Cybersecurity Alliance effort to help people improve Cyber Security %8-10-0-9-0=27% decent value, some Google value and high freq, no video

11. Graham Cluley has a blog is relevant and timely(as he promotes it is award winning)  http://grahamcluley.com/   %6-0-6-10-4=26% decent value, higher Google rankings and good freq, some video
12.  NakedSecurity by Sophos (AV company)keeps up on malware news (antivirus etc)  %7-0-10-8-0=25% decent value, and high Google rankings, good freq, no video
13.  Bruce Schneier, a security expert writing about cyber security since 1998 – excellent theorist and book writer. %9-0-5-9-0=23% high value, low Google, but good freq , no video

14. ZDNet Zero Day blog by ZDNet – new info about hacker some value – no Google ranking high freq. %9-0-0-10-4=23%  some video included

15.  SucuriBlog   http://blog.sucuri.net/ WordPress developer Blog about security, Has other topics , we use this plugin has excellent WordPress insights   %8-0-6-8-0=22% starting to get lower on list for value, and has little Google ranking but good freq

16. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/  Decent news topics general in nature.  And don’t forget Infosec magazine’s Blogs: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/   %7-5-0-10-0=22% decent value, and decent Google rankings – high freq , no video

17.  Real Clear Future  http://www.realclearfuture.com/  many top tech articles – a good place to keep up on news. medium value and low Google, high freq %8-0-0-10-3=21%   very few videos

18.  The Register a classic IT news site   has some interesting angles. %8-0-0-10-1=19% medium value and low Google, high freq  no video

 19.  Rand Corp Blog is where the Cybersecurity researcher Martin Libicki writes – Rand Corp is a prestigious science research institution among other items. %5-5-0-8-0=18% medium low value, some Google and high freq no video
20. Securelist Blog  (A Kaspersky Lab endeavor)  and their Twitter feed seems to be in Germany: Kaspersky_DACH %7-0-0-9-2=16% Their posts must not have Security so Google can pick up, but has more value with decent freq, a couple of videos
21. Veracode Blog  focused on application development security topics %6-0-0-7-3=16% lower value and less frequent with no google values, some videos
22. Rapid7 has a Security Blog well researched posts:
https://community.rapid7.com/community/infosec/blog  %7-0-0-8-0=15% ,edium value and some freq No keyword rankings. no video
23.  Cisco’s Talos Blog   Excellent threat research and more %9-0-0-6=15% high value, but low freq and no keywords in Google
24. Malwarebytes Unpacked the https://blog.malwarebytes.org/ Blog of malwarebytes (excellent AV app).%5-0-0-9-0=14% lower value, but higher freq and no Google values, no video
25.  Securosis a blog with good content (sometimes does not post frequently) %7-0-0-7-0=14%  the decent content is not on Google due to low freq, no video

26. SANS Digital Forensics Blog is a good forensics blog with some new posts %6-0-0-8=14% lower value, but  higher freq qith no Google values

27. Taosecurity Richard Bejtlich’s security blog – Excellent when updated – Check a recent video of Richard Bejtlich (Chief Security Strategist FireEye)  adding Fireeye blogs to this line.  %6-0-0-7-0=13% lower value and less frequent with no google values. no video
28. White Hat Security Blog https://www.whitehatsec.com/blog/  White Hat security is a company that consults on application security – I have seen some of their researchers. %5-0-0-7-0=12%  no video
29. ISACA Now Blog http://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/Blog/default.aspx  which is the Information Systems Auditing and Control Association Blog  %5-0-0-7-0=12% no video
30.   TrendMicro Security Intelligence Blog is kept up and has good topics %6-0-0-6-0=12% lowmed value and lowmed freq and no google value, no video
Wow – after that video add of Irongeek and some rearranging – no more Googleonline and Bitdefender in top30
 31. Google Online Security Blog is good to review periodically  http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/ %4-0-0-5=9% low value and low freq and no Google value
32.  Adding Bitdefender LABS as they have some good posts (including new Ransomware tool https://labs.bitdefender.com/) %4-0-0-3=7% low value and low freq and no Google value
Adding new blogs to review periodically:

http://www.freeforensics.org/ A blog started in March 2016 – about forensics and other topics (ransomware details)

 

moving IBM Security  out of top 30 X-Force website and the blog page X-Force bloggers  is good, but updated infrequently & pro IBM of course.

Also moved BugSEC as it is not updted often but is blog decent review of Cyber threats – from a security company in Israel

MUST SEE LINKS:
US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Response team  https://www.us-cert.gov

HIPAA: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/srsummary.html   PCI: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

New addition(12/3/15): Amazon Web Services Bulletins(AWS) https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/ 
removing Twitter and other stuff 01/19/16  keeping the repositories of interesting Cyber items.
NIST Publications  are important as they get referenced by a lot of compliance standards http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsSPs.html 800-115 is the one for pentesting  :
Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment SP 800-115
Phrack.org   Papers on exploiting operating systems and other items like Stack-based buffer and memory overflow.  (does not get updated often)
 footnotes:
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