Security & Cyber Crime Blogs You Should Be Reading

Digital threats are plenty and cyber attacks are a constant concern. As developers, we should be aware of the threats our software may encounter as we develop applications. In order to protect your users, as well as yourself, you should be staying up-to-date on matters of security.

We have indeed discussed security topics in the past, but of course this blog is not entirely dedicated to the topic. You will find such blogs down below. Here are ten security related blogs you should be checking frequently as a software developer.

1. Krebs On Security

Brian Krebs was a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009. He currently runs the Krebs on Security blog, which takes the number one spot because the articles are so highly engaging, and the topics covered absolutely fascinating. I’ve been reading Krebs for as long as I can remember and always look forward to seeing a new article published.

I am currently reading Krebs' book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime, which is by no surprise a fantastic read so far.

2. The Hacker News

Definitely more active than Krebs on Security, The Hacker News is an independent outlet, The Hacker News offers balanced and thorough insights into the cybersecurity sector. With articles keeping you aware of the security risks going around, such as a Microsoft Edge bug which could have allowed attackers to Silently Install Malicious Extensions, or the CISA warning that hackers are actively attacking a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability, and lots more.

The Hacker News deservers a bookmark and a subscriber.

3. Threat Post

List the others listed in this article, threatpost is an online security blog dedicated to delivering timely and in-depth coverage of cybersecurity news, trends, vulnerabilities, and threat intelligence.

With a mission to inform and educate both cybersecurity professionals and the general public, Threatpost provides a comprehensive platform for understanding the landscape of digital threats, as well as defenses.

As of writing this article, I just discovered that there was a student loan breach exposing 2.5 million records. Yikes!

4. Dark Reading

Dark Reading is another online resource for cybersecurity professionals, hobbyists, and business owners. Dark Reading provides comprehensive coverage of security threats, technologies, and best practices.

With a focus on delivering actionable insights and analysis, Dark Reading serves as a go-to destination for security practitioners seeking to stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape.

Interesting article: How to Ensure Open Source Packages Are Not Landmines.

5. SecurityWeek

At the core of SecurityWeek’s offerings are its extensive news articles, which provide in-depth reporting on a wide range of cybersecurity topics including data breaches, cyberattacks, regulatory developments, threat intelligence, and more.

Authored by a team of experienced journalists and industry experts, these articles offer readers valuable insights into the current state of cybersecurity and its impact on organizations and individuals worldwide.

Stay in-the-know on security and cybercrime related topics, such as the Nemesis Market being shut down by German authorities

Conclusion

There are probably an endless supply of security related blogs on the web, but these five are our personal favorites. We’ve most likely missed some gems. Share your favorite security blog down below in the comments. If we like what you share, we’ll add it to the list!

Happy Hac… umm, good day! 😉

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