Top cyber security websites: Part 2 – Krebsonsecurity.com

In Information Security ByTeam Acumin / 16th July 2015

Profile

Krebs on Security is a popular blog written by Brian Krebs, who was a reporter with The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009. As well as writing for the newspaper, he also contributed in excess of 1,300 posts to its Security Fix blog. Krebs now focuses on writing expert content for his own website Krebsonsecurity.com.

Content

Krebs on Security is the place to find in-depth articles relating to security news. It offers a wealth of posts dating back to 2009, many of which are still as relevant today as they were then. Topic covered by Krebs cover include:

• Data breaches
• Skimmers
• DDos attacks
• Spam
• Web fraud
• Security tools

Krebs is a professional journalist, which means that he covers the topics in great detail, leaving no stone unturned in his mission to expose internet security issues.

Features

The main feature of Krebs on Security is the content. As well as there being a wealth of high-quality security related blog posts at the site, there are also several in-depth series posts, which can teach readers everything they need to know about a particular aspect of cyber security. A good example of this is Krebs’ All About Skimmers Series, which spans more than 30 posts and covers the issue in immense detail.

It is also possible to sign up to the Krebs on Security newsletter to receive regular new information straight to your inbox.

Review

It would be hard to find a security focused blog that is quite as detailed as Krebs on Security, and Krebs’ passion for cyber security issues comes through in every sentence he writes. He has a knack for making the most difficult subject matters simple to understand in his many comprehensive blog posts.

The website itself is a well organised, neat resource for anyone who is interested in cyber security.