27 Privacy and Cybersecurity Blogs You Should Be Reading
If you’re already interested in cybersecurity, you may have heard of some of these blogs. We searched the web for unique, high-quality blogs offering the best coverage of current privacy and cybersecurity issues.
Access Now Blog
Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. It focuses on digital security, net discrimination and privacy. Access Now advocates for user rights on the internet and supports an internet model that isn’t built on the collection and exploitation of massive amounts of sensitive data.
Ars Technica began as a publication tailored to technologists and IT professionals. At the time, there wasn’t a place for “technically savvy, up-to-date” news on the internet. Ars Technica is more of a general tech blog than some of the other blogs we included on this list, but they offer unique perspectives on tech.
BleepingComputer is an infosec and tech news publication started in 2004. It covers the latest security threats, tech news, and online safety. BleepingComputer gives readers a great resource for technical support services, downloads and other tools for fixing computer issues. It covers malware and virus threats, data breaches and other security vulnerabilities.
CSO Online is a resource for decision makers in enterprise cybersecurity. It covers the latest threats and news in criminal cyberattacks. CSO provides news coverage on the latest threats and vulnerabilities along with video content and other unique coverage of tech concepts.
Dark Reading is another widely-read publication on the latest cyber security news sites. Similar to CSO, Dark Reading is a resource for enterprise-level security experts and professionals. It’s goal is to “challenge community members to think about security by providing strong, even unconventional points of view.”
Decentralize Today is a blog focused on moving towards decentralization for the entire spectrum of internet services. Decentralization is an important aspect of a safer, more user-friendly internet.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Deeplinks Blog
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the top nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. “Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.”
Electronic Privacy Information Center: EPIC
EPIC began in 1994 to draw public attention to the emerging privacy and civil liberties issues associated with the internet. If you are interested in the public policy and laws surrounding privacy, EPIC does a fantastic job of covering those issues.
ExpressVPN is a popular VPN provider, but they also maintain a blog about internet security and digital freedom. ExpressVPN is a privacy-focused company that doesn’t store activity logs or connection logs of its users.
Graham Cluley is a well-known public speaker and independent computer security analyst. Cluley was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame, in 2011. His experience includes senior roles at Sophos and McAfee.
Infosecurity Magazine covers the latest infosec news along with providing educational resources surrounding cybersecurity. It is run by Infosecurity Group which hosts events and runs a network of cybersecurity leaders.
Intego – The Mac Security Blog
Intego has been making security products for Apple products since 1997. If you are a Mac or iPhone user, there is some valuable knowledge on Intego’s blog. The Mac and iOS security industry is still pretty niche due to the perception that Apple products are immune to much of the cybersecurity issues associated with other operating systems.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
IAPP is policy neutral and is the world’s largest information privacy organization. It recognizes the issues with the information economy relying on massive amounts of data. Data breaches and identity thefts have grown even more common as people’s data continues to flow into more and more companies databases.
Krebs on Security
Security blogger Brian Krebs began as a reporter for the Washington Post. Krebs’ entrance into the computer security realm is a crazy story. In 2001, his entire home network was hacked and overrun by a Chinese hacking organization. His blog includes some awesome, in-depth interviews with cybersec.
McAfee Securing Tomorrow
McAfee has been an authority in the computer security industry for over 20 years. McAfee is unique in this list because many of its posts are written so that even someone new to cybersecurity can understand the concepts. McAfee focuses on taking a collaborative approach to overcome cybercrime and other security issues.
MuckRock is focused on information privacy, surveillance, and transparency issues. MuckRock covers data request issues with the FBI and CIA, and explains the issues it sees with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Naked Security is a news room covering the latest security threats, computer security issues, and online threats. It’s run by Sophos, a leading computer security and anti-virus software company. Naked Security has won a number of awards for being a great resource on security.
Privacy International is a charity focusing on combating government and corporate surveillance at all levels. PI’s vision is a world with a protected, respected and fulfilled right to privacy. There is a clear connection between privacy and human rights at a larger scale. Privacy International wants to make privacy achievable for anybody, through a global privacy movement.
If you’re looking for privacy guides for certain operating systems or devices, Restore Privacy is the place to go. Restore Privacy has been featured in a number of major tech publications, including Engadget, Yahoo!, PCWorld and Lifehacker.
Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneier has been writing about security on his blog, Schneier on Security since 2004. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Resilient and a board member of EFF. His blog covers topics from major data breaches and database security to internet privacy issues.
SecJuice is a non-profit collective of cybersec writers covering a range of security topics. Its writers come from a number of backgrounds, so you’ll get a lot of perspectives that aren’t represented on other blogs. SecJuice began in the past year, making it a newer addition to this list, but there are a lot of very high quality articles and knowledge bits to find on the site.
Slashdot covers general technology news. On its site it calls itself the place for “news for nerds, stuff that matters”. It is basically a news aggregator run by a group of editors and coders. According to Slashdot, its name is intended to be confusing when read aloud. Slashdot is a unique site for getting news because it offers many customization features to make the site suit each user’s needs.
That One Privacy Site
That One Privacy Site is the most unique resource on this list. It reviews VPNs and private email providers. Most websites that publish reviews of VPNs are actually affiliate marketers, which means their goal is to sell products, not to provide unbiased and reliable reviews. That One Privacy Site’s VPN comparison charts and reviews are some of the most complete and informative that we’ve come across.
The Hacker News
The Hacker News is a cybersecurity news site with over 8 million monthly readers. It takes a more technical angle on its news coverage than most tech blogs. It covers system vulnerabilities found in popular websites and services.
The Intercept is one of the more unique news sources in this list. It covers a range of topics from politics and justice to technology and national security. The Intercept features many stories from its co-founding editor Glenn Greenwald, a very well-known security and technology journalist. Along with its original news coverage, The Intercept features podcasts, features, and documentaries.
Threatpost is an independent news site which covers IT and business security news. It focuses on hot topics in cloud security, malware, vulnerabilities and privacy. Threatpost’s latest stories are covering social media data breaches, government bug bounties and AI’s impact on cybersecurity.
We Live Security
We Live Security is a security blog run by ESET, an anti-virus and security software company. Visiting We Live Security brings to light how much of an issue cybersecurity really is. There are threats and breaches regularly that affect millions of people.
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