Top cyber security websites: Part 5 – Schneier.com

In Information Security ByTeam Acumin / 19th July 2015

Profile

Boasting more than 250,000 loyal readers, Schneier.com is the home of ‘Schneier on Security’ – an excellent blog focusing on the security industry.

Bruce Schneier is a world renowned security technologist who was dubbed the ‘security guru’ by The Economist, and has written more 13 books on the subject of cyber security, along with hundreds of in-depth articles relating to the topic of internet security.

Content

Schneier.com is the place to find some of the best written blog posts in the cyber security industry, with Schneier’s knowledge certainly evident in his blog. Topics covered on the website include:

• Digital privacy
• NSA surveillance
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Terrorism
• Homeland security
• Malware
• Encryption
• Fraud
• Authentication

Features

The site is home to some of the most detailed content on the issues surrounding cyber security. Perhaps the highlight of the website is Bruce Schneier’s ‘Crypto-Gram’ newsletter, which is one of the most influential in the industry. The newsletter is free to subscribe to and is currently read by more than a quarter of a million people around the world.

Few sites can match the depth of its archive, with Schneier.com being a great place to find academic white papers dating back at least a couple of decades.

Review

Bruce Schneier is a big name in the cyber security industry, so it’s not surprising that his website is a big hitter too. He covers a lot of ground in a way that is easy to understand, and his opinions are always worth listening to. Crucially, he also manages to sniff out some of the best and most important news stories relating to the subject.

Critics may argue that his blog is minimal in design, but this makes it very easy to navigate. Simply put, if you want information you can trust in abundance, this is a great website for you.