Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Security News Analyzed

Updated page 08/22/2022

Doing some cleanup work in the mid area  Defenseone  no longer works(so removed it). IronGeek is back as of July.

  1. Cybersecurity value (subjective (my prerogative) (first value)
  2. Industrylinks (‘Cybersecurity’ keyword) ( second value)
  3. Attacker information (China, Russia, and others) (third value)
  4. Google importance information site discusses relevant Google news)  (fourth value)
  5. Recent updates frequency   (fifth value)
  6. video/audio(podcasts) relevance my subjective value – I am giving a 10 and going down from there, but these are initial values, Changed these values in January, 29, 22
  7. High cybersecurity value

I keep the list and its numbers in a spreadsheet so I can make changes when necessary.

Top informational sites 1-10

1. Threatpost  has many good posts. 

2. The Daily Swig Cybersecurity News and Views –

3. TechNewsWorld has a decent number of good articles  

4.  Dark reading is an InformationWeek Security blog with good Security topics

5.    Internet Storm Center SANS: an Industry leader in Security certification and training – the place to go to work on technical skillsets within Cybersecurity and this is their daily log of current events.

6. SCMagazine – Security magazine consistently has good Security articles and has been honored with national honors from ASBPE

7.   Reddit section “netsec”  has very good posts frequently – Lots of new good posts. I switched the link to the “old” reddit look, as one can see all the posts easier in my opinion.  
8. 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.  
9.  CISA – Cyber infrastructure Security Agency – latest information of many vendors security updates

10. Bruce Schneier, a security expert writing about cyber security since 1998 – excellent theorist and book writer.

11. Homeland Security News Wire  Has many relevant cybersecurity news stories.  %5-7-6-8-0=26%  Some value, but high Google ranking, high updates, no video

12. Fire Eye Blog  – A blog from the company that found

13.  NakedSecurity by Sophos (AV company)keeps up on malware news (antivirus etc)

14.  Stay safe online, A national Cybersecurity Alliance effort to help people improve Cyber Security

15  The Register a classic IT news site   has some interesting angles. 

16.  Decent news topics general in nature.  And don’t forget Infosec magazine’s Blogs:  

17. ZDNet Zero Day blog by ZDNet – new info about hacker some value

18.  SucuriBlog WordPress developer Blog about security, Has other topics , we use this plugin has excellent WordPress insights

19. Rapid7 has a Security Blog well researched posts:

20. Securelist Blog  (A Kaspersky Lab endeavor)  and their Twitter feed seems to be in Germany.

21.  A site that puts together relevant links from many media outlets. Good Overview of many sites.

22. Moved since the pandemic hit -finally updates in  as it was the video repository for constant reviews of latest Security conferences. Now movement as of July 2022. Not as active as it was but made it into middle section.

23. SANS Digital Forensics Blog is a good forensics blog with some new posts

24. Rand Corp Blog is where the Cybersecurity researcher Martin Libicki writes – Rand Corp is a prestigious science research institution among other items.

25.  Malwarebytes Unpacked the Blog of malwarebytes (excellent AV app).

26.  Securosis a blog with good content (sometimes does not post frequently)

27.   TrendMicro Security Intelligence Blog is kept up and has good topics

28. ISACA Now Blog  which is the Information Systems Auditing and Control Association Blog

29. White Hat Security Blog  White Hat security is a company that consults on application security – I have seen some of their researchers. 

30. Blog about Google’s efforts in Security   has some good google stuff, but not much else.

Dropped out of top30 or adding new blogs to review periodically:

** removed Talos link due to lack of updates: Cisco’s Talos Blog   Excellent threat research and more  (1/29/22)

Removed Defenseone link no longer works (8/22/22) Blog about Google’s efforts in Security   has some good google stuff, but not much else. 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

Could use this link in future…

  Bitdefender LABS has  some good posts (including new Ransomware tool
US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Response team


New addition(12/3/15): Amazon Web Services Bulletins(AWS) 
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 800-115 is the one for pentesting  :
Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment SP 800-115   Papers on exploiting operating systems and other items like Stack-based buffer and memory overflow.  (does not get updated often)
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