If you work in the cyber security industry or are interested in getting into the field, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest trends and advancements. Reading blogs and checking in on popular websites is one of the best ways to do that. Here are a handful of our favorite cyber security blogs and websites.

The Top Cyber Security Blogs and Websites of 2017

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Must Read Cyber Security Blogs

1. IT Security Guru @IT_SecGuru

 IT Security is a daily news digest of breaking news in the IT security industry. They offer articles, videos, webinars, analysis, case studies and even have a “scam of the week” section where they highlight a recent hack.

2. Paul’s Security Weekly @securityweekly

Paul’s Security Weekly is more than a blog. It features webcasts and three IT Security shows —Paul’s Security Weekly, Hack Naked TV and Enterprise Security — that you can listen to or watch on a number of channels including iTunes, YouTube, Google Play and many more.    

3. Liquidmatrix @liquidmatrix

 LiquidMatrix is a curated blog written by industry professionals, such as Dave Lewis of Akamai. In addition to blog posts, the site also offers podcasts for those that would rather listen than read. 

4. Data Gravity @DataGravityInc

Data Gravity is written by a collection of contributing bloggers from the security space. It is a visually appealing site that was curated to help IT professionals find answers to their business’ data challenges. 

5. Infosecurity Magazine  @InfosecurityMag

Infosecurity Magazine has been providing content for readers for the past decade, with both a print and online edition. In addition to its many articles, Infosecurity Magazine also offers regular (free) webinars, whitepapers and virtual conferences. 

6. CSO Online @CSOonline 

CSO provides news, analysis and research on a broad range of security and risk management topics. Areas of focus include information security, physical security, business continuity, identity and access management, loss prevention and more. 

7. The State of Security – Tripwire @TripwireInc.

 The State of Security offers news and opinions on the state of the industry, winning “Best Corporate Blog” and “Most Entertaining Security Blog” in 2014. 

8. Troy Hunt @troyhunt 

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and thought leader in the cyber security field who travels the world speaking and training technology professionals. He also writes a blog with lengthy, comprehensive and thought provoking posts.   

9. The Last Watchdog @byronacohido

 The Last Watchdog is written by Byron Acohido, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and respected cybersecurity and privacy expert. His blog is video heavy and includes many interview-style posts as well as guest blog posts.

10. Schneier on Security  @schneierblog

Bruce Schneier has been writing about security on his blog, Schneier on Security, since 2004. Dubbed a “security guru” by The Economist, author of 13 books, Harvard fellow and CTO at Resilient Systems, Bruce Schneier knows security — and his blog proves it. This is definitely one to bookmark if you are interested in the security industry.

11.  The Akamai Blog

Akamai, a content delivery network services company, publishes The Akamai Blog – a compilation of news and perspectives from a host of technology and security professionals. Akamai describes itself as a “forum to discuss, share and reflect on the trends that are driving today’s businesses online.”

12.  Krebs on Security  @briankrebs

A former Washington Post reporter, Brian Krebs authors this in-depth blog covering security news and investigation. He is author of Spam Nation and has been profiled in The New York Times, Business Week and Poynter.org.

13.  Naked Security  @NakedSecurity

Published by Sophos, the Naked Security blog has won multiple awards for best corporate blog and best IT security blog among numerous others. The blog features multiple stories a day and covers every angle of computer security.

14.  TaoSecurity  @taosecurity

Written by Richard Bejtlich, TaoSecurity covers “digital security, strategic thought and military history” and specializes in Chinese online criminals. Bejtlich has authored multiple books on security and is the Chief Security Strategist at FireEye.

15.  Dark Reading  @DarkReading

If you work in cyber security or have any interest in the field, you have likely visited the Dark Reading website. As one of the most popular websites among cyber security professionals, Dark Reading offers insight across a variety of topics from analytics and APP Sec to Mobile, Operations, Cloud and more. “This is where enterprise security staffers and decision-makers come to learn about new cyber threats, vulnerabilities and technology trends,” says Dark Reading.

16.  PC World  @pcworld

PC World is a well-known computer and technology online magazine that offers news, reviews and how-to’s, along with plenty of video on topics that include not just PCs but business and security as well.

17.  Wired  @WIRED

Wired is another wildly popular website that covers an array of topics from business to culture to design, gear, science, security and transportation. Wired is popular not just with those in the cyber security world, but with anyone interested in how technology is affecting culture today.

18.  CIO  @CIOonline

CIO is an online magazine geared toward those in technology and security leadership roles.

19. CNET @CNET

CNET is the go to site for technology reviews, “how-to” tech content and the latest in tech news. They also have a shopping section of their site where they list the best deals on everything from TVs to laptops to web hosting.

20.  Signal Magazine @signalmag

Signal Magazine is truly one for the cyber security professional. It is the official publication of the AFCEA, a professional association focused on serving government and military since 1946. Signal produces an online magazine, a blog, newsletters, webinars, ebooks and more. Content is primarily focused around cyber, defense, homeland security, intelligence and technology — basically everything and anything security related.

21.  ThreatPost  @threatpost

ThreatPost is an independent news site that covers security from every angle. In addition to digital articles, they are constantly publishing videos and podcasts as well.

22.  Computerworld @Computerworld

Computerworld, “the largest enterprise media brand covering the entire breadth of technology,” is a go-to for anyone in the tech world. The online magazine covers

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