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Our Top 5 Cyber Security News Websites of 2015

Significant developments continued to occur in the world of cyber security in 2015, with stories ranging from SOHO router security to Juniper firewalls being released on a daily basis. Imperva Incapsula is intensely dedicated to following such stories, since keeping up with the news is crucial for anyone who works in the cyber security biz. More often than not they also provide an exciting, interesting and horizon-expanding reading experience.

As 2015 draws to an end, we asked several of Incapsula’s security news hawks how they preferred to stay informed about the latest cyber security developments over the past 12 months. In particular, the following five sites each contributed something unique to the cyber security landscape in 2015.

Our list is not ranked in any particular order and is by no means exclusive.

Ars Technica
Ofer Gayer, Senior Security Specialist

“My favorite cyber security site was definitely Ars Technica. I have been visiting it several times a day over the past year or so and really love their carefully researched, original articles.

In particular, I think Dan Goodin’s posts provide fresh and new angles on some of the hottest topics in the security world.”

The Register
Igal Zeifman, Senior Digital Strategist

“For me, nothing beat The Register in 2015. The site is a one-stop shop for information on everything that is interesting, new and cool in the cyber security world. They were often the first to report on breaking tech stories, and did so with an intelligent tongue-in-cheek style that often (literally) made me laugh out loud. They appeal to the writer and techie in me. Their posts are smartly written, inclusive, cutting edge and oftentimes hilarious.

El Reg is my current Chrome startup page and I don’t plan on changing that any time soon.”

The Hacker News
Ben Herzberg, Security Team Leader

“I’d have to go with The Hacker News for my 2015 security site of the year. I like it because they provided great coverage on a variety of topics, without a lot of the “white noise” found on other websites.

I visited the site daily. Their articles about new vectors, malware, or anything that connected security with development were absolutely top notch.”

Dark Reading
Eldad Chai, VP Products

“In 2015, Dark Reading was by far one of the best security information websites online. They offered comprehensive pieces on the most critical issues facing the cyber security community.

In addition, their highly educated community of readers provided plenty of valuable and useful comments. I logged onto the site at least once or twice a day, and will continue to do so in 2016.”

Krebs on Security
Ronen Atias, Security Manager

“In my mind, Brian Krebs is the archetype of the investigative journalist; he really upped his game in 2015. His research and writings on the criminal ecosystem, online threats and cyber security in  general did a great deal to raise awareness among the general public about these critical issues.”

(Very) Honorable Mentions

We couldn’t finish out the year without mentioning other websites that kept us updated and informed and highly engaged in 2015. These are all outlets that we will no doubt continue to read next year.

In no specific order, they are:

Computer World

Threat Post

Beta News

Tech News World

Tech Crunch

ZDNet

Security Affairs

Computer Weekly

Network World

SC Magazine

Wired

Did we miss your favorite security site of 2015? Do you have any recommendations for us to read in 2016? Let us know in the comments below.