12 Days of Christmas – Day 6 – Top 5 Media Sources in Cyber Security

12 Days of Christmas – Day 6 – Top 5 Media Sources in Cyber Security

In any field, it’s important to stay up-to-date on industry news, keep ahead of trends, and be well-versed in different schools of thought. It’s no different in the world of cyber security.  

In fact, it’s arguably more important for cyber security professionals to stay informed than some other professions as news of recent and imminent threats are published daily, technologies change and evolve at what seems like the speed of light, and, if you work in IT, you’re the last line of defense.

Given the nature of the work, it’s imperative that your go-to sources are credible, reliable, and useful. So, whether you’re just starting out or need a few new titles to add to your daily digest, here are five media sources every cyber security professional should be keeping up with.

The Hacker News

With over 8 million monthly readers and 4,650,000+ followers and subscribers on social media, The Hacker News is one of the biggest (and most recognised) information security channels in the industry. THN was started back in 2010 with a goal to ‘help educate people on how to use the Internet in the safest way’ and now, it’s trusted by IT professionals, hackers, and researchers around the world.

For the latest cyber security and technology news, features on future trends, columns for tech enthusiasts, and more, subscribe here for daily updates.

Krebs On Security

Unlike some other sources that report on IT news, Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs breaks IT news. He started blogging in 2005 after suffering a hack himself back in 2001 and now, is one of the most notorious names in cyber security. While the blog might not be as well-organised as other more traditional media sources, the reporting is engaging and in-depth. The focus is on online crime investigations including security updates in the hacking world, data breaches, and cybercrime groups.

Subscribe to his mailing list here.

Zero Day

ZDnet is a one stop shop for IT professionals around the world. There’s a dedicated security section that vows to keep readers up-to-date on the latest vulnerabilities through a seemingly never-ending feed of articles, videos, photos, and reviews. If your interests stretch beyond security, you’ll also find articles about hardware, storage, AI, open source, and more.

In order to provide its readers with the most relevant news, ZDnet also curates a host of regional newsletters, both daily and weekly. There are also newsletters dedicated to specific topics, including security. Subscribe here.

SC Magazine

For 25 years, SC Media has been guiding and informing conversations about information security.  In fact, when you visit the SC Magazine website, you’ll find a bold statement situated front and center of the homepage banner ‘THE CYBERSECURITY SOURCE’.

The media company delivers news and insights through a variety of mediums including eBooks, newsletters, and digital and live events, but, in terms of a day-to-day source, SC Magazine is a must-read. Here, you’ll find IT security news, product tests and reviews, informed editorials, and news analysis, all aimed at cyber security professionals.

Register to join the community and sign-up for e-mail newsletters here.

IT Security Guru

Unlike the above sources, IT Security Guru as a source is a daily news digest. You won’t find breaking news or reviews, but you will find a collection of the top stories in network security, cloud security, threat detection, data protection, mobile security, and hacking news.

On the website, you’ll also find a comprehensive list of blogs to read from third-party sources covering a range of topics as well as an events calendar covering upcoming cyber security events around the world.

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