The Top 20 Online Security Blogs to Look Out For in 2017

Online security and data privacy are two of the hottest topics there is in IT at the moment. Supporting a global industry that is predicted to top $200 billion by the end of the decade, there is no shortage of analysis, comment and discussion to be found on the latest threats and how they can best be dealt with.

From developers to academics, software vendors to tech magazines, it seems like everyone has got something to say on cyber security. Run a search for ‘online security blog’, and you will return hundreds of results from all over the world.

The following is intended to provide a starting point for where to find the best and most up-to-date news, insight, and analysis on online security from across the web. If you are dipping your toes in for the first time, we hope this list will provide a platform to spark your interest and encourage further exploration. If you are a seasoned industry insider or committed amateur enthusiast, we hope our focus on the best will capture your interest.

About our selections

In putting together this list, we have had to make some editorial decisions about which sites to include and which not to include. This may mean that one of your favorite sources of information about cyber security does not make the list. It does not mean we have anything against any particular sites or any types of site – we just had to narrow down the vast number of choices somehow.

The main criteria we used was to focus mainly on ‘personal’ blogs – that is, publications that are run mainly by a single person, usually not for profit, and offer a specialist angle on the world of cyber and data security out of dedication to the cause. We did this mainly because these kinds of blogs do not benefit from the big money marketing support corporate blogs or channels backed by professional publications, and, therefore, can easily slip under the radar.

However, this is not a hard and fast rule, as there are some excellent blogs run by large corporate IT security vendors out there, as well as plenty of superb news resources on the InfoSec industry produced by professional publishing houses. For the sake of completeness, we have included what are, in our humble opinion, ‘the best of the best’ from these categories.

The List

So, without further ado, here they are in no particular order, our recommendations for the 20 best cyber security blogs to check out in 2017.[READ MORE]