Cybersecurity takes a Community: 10 Popular Cybersecurity Communities to Join

Apr 04, 2022

As the saying goes, "no man is an island." This statement holds in today's cybersecurity landscape.

People are coming together to overcome shared challenges and discuss shared interests more than ever. As the ability to identify threats, take immediate action, and mitigate cyber threats is a critical component of the agenda for all businesses and governments, members of the IT and security industries have established cybersecurity communities to share threat intelligence and research in the field.

 

This article will discuss some of the most popular cybersecurity communities to join.

  1. TechExams Community

Infosec's forum is better known as the TechExams Community. In addition to providing high-quality material on IT and security certification training, it serves as a forum for useful debates on issues like cybersecurity news, cloud security, penetration testing, scripting professional development, and other related topics.

In this community, topics can be browsed anonymously by users. However, to enjoy and exploit the full benefits of the community, aspiring members are urged to register to become official members. More than the ability to browse through several topics, members will be able to profit from meaningful interactions with thousands of IT and security professionals in the community.

  1. Bleeping Computer

In Bleeping Computer, IT experts and enthusiasts can seek and make recommendations on a wide range of topics, from security and Windows support to IT certifications, careers, gaming, and mobile devices, to name a few. With approximately 700,000 people on board, this vibrant community of tech enthusiasts continues to grow by the minute.

Within this community, users can read posts at any time. Still, only those that register for free can post new topics, answer questions, and explore the site without being bothered by unwanted advertisements.

  1. Cyber Magazine

Sharing the latest news, insights, and features, Cyber Magazine is a digital community for the worldwide cybersecurity business that gets updated regularly. In this community, members receive the ultimate digital experience. They go beyond the traditional digital magazine, website, and newsletter service mold and take on other features such as video reports, podcasts, blogs, webinars, white papers, research reports, and exclusive virtual events.

It is simple to become a part of the community; all you have to do is signup to receive a weekly newsletter and other exclusive content delivered directly to your inbox.

  1. MalwareTips

MalwareTips is an active community with over 56,000 members dedicated to sharing the latest news in the information technology security sphere and conversations regarding useful tips and recommendations on how to strengthen digital privacy and security in today's digital age. Of special note is that it contains a substantial and extremely informative section on security software.

By registering, either by the creation of an account or through linking your existing social media accounts, you will be able to participate in debates about security and technology with people from all different backgrounds.

  1. ISACA Online Forum

The ISACA online forum focuses primarily on cybersecurity, with topics dedicated to CISA, CISM, CGEIT, and CRISC exam preparation. Members of this forum contribute best practices, innovative solutions, and more of their real-world experiences in the areas of COBIT and the framework, privacy issues, risk assessments, developing technology, and information technology governance.

Registration is required to join. You have to create one account: If you create additional or numerous accounts, you will not be able to access webinars, test information, and learning resources such as eBooks and other exam preparation materials.

  1. Cybersecurity Insiders

In addition to current events, reports, and resources such as webinars, courses, and conferences, Cybersecurity Insiders is jam-packed with information to help you stay ahead of an industry that seems to be evolving at breakneck speeds. With an aesthetically-pleasing interface, the website features postings in a visual format authored by recognized technology journalists.

The site also contains a newsletter and a list of popular articles. This resource allows you to stay on top of what is fresh and relevant in the industry. Even better, nothing more than creating an account or linking an existing Facebook, Twitter, Google, or LinkedIn account is required.

  1. Wilders Security Forums

In the Wilders Security Forums, members of the community can discuss digital privacy, security, and data protection. For over a decade, this dynamic forum has included sections on security products, which you can immediately access from the top menu and informative topics, which have amassed more than 40,000 entries and 4 million views.

Joining is easy as you only have to fill out their signup sheet and verify your identification.

  1. AntiOnline

In addition to security conversations on themes such as adware, firewalls, cyber-scams, and antivirus, AntiOnline also covers software, training sessions, conferences, and other topics of broad interest to the community. In addition, viewers can access original tutorials created on many security-related issues.

You will need to register and fill out the relevant information to receive the most recent updates in this community. Following that, you need to read and agree to AntiOnline's rules and regulations to proceed with the registration.

  1. CSO Online

Providing news, analysis, and research on a wide range of security and risk management subjects, CSO is the go-to source for information. This publication aims at enterprise security decision-makers and chief security officers and anybody interested in information security, identity, access management, and loss prevention, among other related areas.

 

To become an "Insider," you must first register with CSO to have exclusive access to premium content such as articles, product guides, reviews, how-tos, and more.

  1. Dark Reading

Dark Reading is jam-packed with knowledge for a rapidly rising community of information security professionals. The website not only contains numerous stories about attacks, vulnerabilities, and technological trends but also functions as a discussion forum for up and coming cyber defense professionals.

 

In Dark Reading, all news and community elements are available for free to registered users, making this one of the best venues to strike up a conversation with IT security professionals across the globe.

Conclusion

One of the most straightforward methods to stay on top of the information and cybersecurity industries is to read about it and keep in touch with a network of like-minded people. The internet can serve as a valuable resource for professionals seeking to thrive in cybersecurity with the right tools, resources, and information.

Written by

Kent Weigle

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