How do Security Experts surf the tidal wave of security news?

(Last Updated On: November 20, 2021)

Have you ever wondered what security professionals review each day? How do they keep up with the security news? What sources do they use? If you are new to security, what sources shall you track? We are overwhelmed with a deluge of cybersecurity news. In essence, we’re surfing cybersecurity news trying to keep up and not get caught unawares.

SURFING CYBERSECURITY is a Flipboard magazine. Security news from Barry Greene and seasoned security peers shares the security content they are reviewing. “Reviewing” are the specific security areas critical to the current security focus. Many of the articles in SURFING CYBERSECURITY discussed in Security Trust Groups, shared by CSIRT/CERTs, and exchanged in TLP dissension forums.

SURFING CYBERSECURITY is an aggregator curated to help security professionals plugin quickly, stay tuned in, then find their tempo of the action. It is a good “where to start” for people coming into the cybersecurity space. Follow along with someone who has been doing security. Put another way; you get to find out what Barry Greene is reading.

Flipboard is free to use and a break from the social media deluge. I’ve used it for years, having a private magazine to keep all the news articles I get from the email news feeds, RSS feeds, shared links in security forums, and many other sources. I would lose track and think a day later, “where was that article with the link to that paper.” Opening this Flipboard magazine made sense, as it would help new security professionals ride along and learn how to curate their “daily list of news.”

How much time Should I Invest?

You can easily spend 24 hours a day reading security news. Don’t spend that much time. Spend 30 to 60 minutes a day reading security news, exploring the new papers, being alerted to recent attacks, being mindful of the emerging vulnerabilities. Don’t forget political news. Nation-State politics has a mirror on the Internet. The key is to make this a daily habit. As a daily habit, you will find a personal rhythm, interest, and scope.

Branch Out & Explore

Use the daily habit of security reading as a tool to branch out and explore. For example, people new to security would see vulnerability disclosure with a CVE and CVSS score and ask, “what are those scores and how are they used.” Grasp that question and explore and learn. Someone seasoned in the security space would see an article about container vulnerability and wonder, “how do you build a security architecture around containers.” The daily habit of “reading security news” is your gateway to expanding your security diversity, breadth, depth, and edge. It is one of the ways to sharpen the saw.

Just in case you need it, this is the URL for the Flipboard SURFING CYBERSECURITY magazine:

Originally published at on November 21, 2021.




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