In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’ve compiled a list of our favorite go-to resources for all things information security. From entertaining to informative, here are some must-follow feeds to keep you updated on the latest threats and emerging trends.
Krebs On Security [Blog]
A former reporter for The Washington Post, Brian Krebs is a well-known cybersecurity expert. In fact, any time we learn of a large-scale data breach, he is one of the first sources we visit. Krebs breaks down technical topics into easy-to-understand tidbits for audiences ranging from IT experts to everyday business professionals.
Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier [Book]
Data is everywhere. We create it every time we go online, turn our phones on (or off), and pay with credit cards. The data is stored, studied, and bought and sold by corporations and governments for surveillance and for control. This book is a sobering reminder of the dangers and required vigilance consumers, businesses, and governments must consider when moving further into the digital world.
Note to Self [Podcast]
Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with everyone from big name techies to elementary school teachers about the effects of technology on our lives. We especially enjoy her entertaining stories and suggestions on how to maintain our security, privacy, and sanity as ordinary people in a complex, digital world.
RadioLab, The Ceremony Episode [Podcast]
In this episode, we learn about a new cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology that provides not only a secure, but completely anonymous way to use money. We’re captivated by the fascinating steps taken by a group of innovators trying to increase the privacy of purchasing in a world becoming more and more public. The feasibility of this cryptocurrency is still in question, but the way this story is told shines a light on just how complex privacy in our lives is as technology advances.
Reply All, Episode #97: What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished? [Podcast]
While the title may seem self-explanatory, this episode demonstrates just how real and serious the threat of phishing attacks can be on employees. Could it be that even smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, the hosts PJ and Alex conduct an experiment on their unsuspecting coworkers.