Additional Resources

5.1 BLOGS

Springboard’s Cybersecurity Blog Posts: The blog continually breaking down topics on cybersecurity and sharing free information that professionals can use to advance their careers or break into the field. Whether it’s advice about which programming languages to learn or pointers on creating a cybersecurity resume, the blog is frequently updated with new tips and articles to keep you informed.

Website(s): https://www.springboard.com/blog/category/cybersecurity/

Schneier on Security Blog: Schneier on Security consistently rates as one of the top cybersecurity personal websites in the blogosphere—and for good reason. Security expert Bruce Schneier is the author and is renowned in his field. He’s currently the chief technology officer at IBM Resilient, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center, and is constantly contributing to and quoted in media outlets.

Website(s): https://www.schneier.com/

Krebs on Security: Another consistently lauded cybersecurity blog, this one comes from Brian Krebs, who worked as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009 and authored more than 1,300 posts for the Security Fix blog. His interest in the topic grew after his home network was attacked in 2001. On his influential blog, recurring themes include online crime investigations, data breaches, and cyber justice.

Website(s): https://krebsonsecurity.com/

5.2 VIDEOS AND WEBINARS

TED Talks on Cybersecurity: TED Talks are known for their compelling delivery, informative nature, and 18-minute time limits. They are also completely free to watch. Platforms like YouTube and the TED website host dozens of TED and TEDx speeches on cybersecurity. In this Springboard blog post, they rounded up 12 compelling TED and TEDx Talks that will appeal to professionals and those who are just curious about cybersecurity.

Website(s): https://www.springboard.com/blog/12-must-watch-cybersecurity-ted-talks/

Stanford University’s Free Cybersecurity Webinars and Videos: Stanford offers free cybersecurity webinars and a video talk series featuring some of the university’s computer security experts. The school also has a deep bench of free videos on computer science and security on its YouTube channel.

Website(s): https://computersecurity.stanford.edu/free-online-videos

BrightTALK’s Webinar Stream: Hear from thousands of thought leaders and experts by tuning in to BrightTALK’s comprehensive stream of cybersecurity-related webinars. Thousands of videos are available in the IT security stream, which is constantly being updated. Especially useful for professionals who are further along in their cybersecurity careers, BrightTALK’s also includes options for non-English speakers.

Website(s): https://www.brighttalk.com/community/it-security

BeyondTrust’s Webinar Offerings: Cybersecurity solution provider BeyondTrust provides a variety of products to help companies protect themselves against cyber threats. And it offers a wide breadth of educational resources like webinars, white papers, data sheets, and case studies. The firm’s webinars examine best practices, expert tips for closing security gaps, and other applicable concepts that help organizations guard against attacks.

Website(s): https://www.beyondtrust.com/resources/webcasts

InfoSec Institute’s Introduction to Cybersecurity Careers: Developed for grades K-12, this video explains the cybersecurity skills shortage and encourages students to pursue a career in this growing field. It tackles industry stigmas and stereotypes head-on by outlining what cybersecurity professionals do, and the wide variety of roles they can fill. The video also includes tips to help students prepare for a career in the field, including taking online courses, finding a mentor, and participating in competitions like the Global Cyber Olympics.

Website(s): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AkuKKJ8dN0

branchÉ (in French): Three videos from branchÉ on Internet safety are available on this YouTube channel. branchÉ was a free online resource on Internet safety designed for students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Its goal was to help students develop safe and healthy online behaviours, such as netiquette, security, privacy and personal relationships (e.g., recognizing and managing cyberbullying), just as they would in everyday life. Unfortunately, the full resource is no longer available.

Website(s): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-3fUblIRJtJULV8_MZR4a1A7qHvqOVuu

5.3 PODCASTS

Risky Business: Consume cybersecurity-related content anytime, anywhere by plugging in this podcast when you are on the go. Launched in 2007, Risky Business stands out for its focus on current industry news and interesting guest interviews.

Website(s): https://risky.biz/about/

Security Weekly: One of the longest-running cybersecurity podcasts, Security Weekly has been connecting the information security community since 2005. Each podcast is supplemented with detailed notes. And they are broadcasted live on YouTube and Facebook.

Website(s): https://securityweekly.com/

Security Now: Available in audio and video formats, Security Now is a weekly podcast hosted by TWiT Netcast Network founder Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson, who created the first anti-spyware program (and is credited with coining the word spyware). The show runs about two hours and focuses on helping the audience ramp up their personal security, with topics like password security, firewalls, and VPNs.

Website(s): https://twit.tv/shows/security-now

Internet Storm Center StormCast: If two-hour podcasts are not for you, check out the bite-sized daily updates from the SANS Internet Storm Center. These “StormCasts” distill the most important network security news of the day into five minutes or so, ideal for commuters.

Website(s): https://isc.sans.edu/podcast.html

Exploring Information Security: Host Timothy De Block began his IT career as an electronics technician in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the military, he discovered an interest in security, eventually becoming an information security officer for a South Carolina state agency. On his weekly show, he shares his expertise and talks to infosec industry leaders about the latest news and trends.

Website(s): http://www.timothydeblock.com/eis

La French Connection (in French): This international podcast focuses on security and hacking and includes news and opinions from Quebec and Europe.

Website(s): https://securite.fm/

France culture (in French): Includes podcasts, shows, and articles that shed light on cybersecurity.

Website(s): https://www.franceculture.fr/theme/cybersecurite

5.4 ONLINE GAMES

Interland: Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

Website(s): https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us/interland

Cybersafe Care: Cybersafe Care is a public education campaign for parents, caregivers, and educators to learn how to help keep kids safe online and teach safe use of technology while enjoying social media and technology. It is designed to be a supportive information resource for parents, caregivers, and educators. The goal is to provide reliable information (including PEI specific info) to caregivers in their journey to keep youth cybersafe and cybersmart.

Website(s): https://www.cybersafecarepei.ca/

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