18 Online Security Resources for Small Firms

Lately, cybersecurity firm FireEye announced a partnership with Visa to develop products and services for merchants, in addition to card issuers, to detect and respond to attacks. The statement underscores how cybersecurity affects online trade at all levels, small companies and large.

Here’s a list of internet security tools for small businesses. There are news sites to remain current on cybersecurity, online sites from safety specialists, topic and coverage indicators to help companies find security advice, social media security tools, national security tools, and a threat-intelligence exchange. All these tools are free.

This listing is a followup to my latest post, “25 Online Security Tools for Small Businesses.”

Security Resources for Small Firms

Open Threat Exchange. Open Threat Exchange is a crowd-sourced threat intelligence exchange and evaluation network, hosted by AlienVault, to place effective security measures within the range of all organizations. Stay current on the latest threats, access free tools, and collaborate with your peers. Utilize an interactive map which consolidates the most recent threat data in real time. Dig into the historical activity of malicious IPs and see how to defend yourself.

Open Threat Exchange.

FireEye Blogs. FireEye, a top cybersecurity company, provides multiple sites about internet safety. FireEye’s Threat Research Blog is a technical discussion on hazard research, cyber attacks, and threat intelligence issues from the FireEye Labs team. FireEye’s Executive Perspectives Blog covers the most recent news and trends in cyber threats and cybersecurity, focusing on the impact to business.

Securezoo. Securezoo’s mission is to simplify and improve data security by providing trusted security advice, goods, and information to small and midsize businesses. It provides and index of Safety Topics, with simple to comprehend terminology, and overviews of policies to implement. Securezoo also offers an indicator of industry standards with pertinent details. Securezoo also provides a free Small Business Security Assessment to evaluate to your vulnerabilities.

Krebs on Security. Krebs on Security is a comprehensive safety news and evaluation blog. Brian Krebs was employed as a reporter for The Washington Post from 1995 to 2009, authoring over 1,300 blog posts for the Security Fix blog, in addition to countless stories for washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post newspaper.

Krebs on Security.

Naked Security from Sophos. Naked Security is Sophos’s award-winning threat newsroom, providing you with information, opinion, advice and research on computer security problems and the most recent internet threats. Additionally, it has links to free security tools, including firewall, virus removal tool, antivirus tool and mobile safety.

Google Online Security Blog. Google Online Security Blog provides the latest news and insights from Google on safety and security Online. The blog offers practical methods for online security in addition to relevant information about the inner-workings of internet security and malicious attacks. Recent posts include password security tips, security risks of undesirable advertising injectors, and an investigation of a JavaScript-based DDoS attack.

Security Weekly. The Security Weekly blog offers free content within the topic matter of IT security news, vulnerabilities, hacking, and study. Find a complete archive of all the shows (sound, video, show notes, interviews and technical posts ) from the Technical Wiki Archive.

Security Weekly.

Threatpost. Threatpost, The Kaspersky Lab security news agency, is an independent news website covering IT and business security. Threatpost creates content, such as news updates, videos, feature reports and much more. Threatpost editor Dennis Fisher also authors the Digital Underground blog, covering malware attacks and cybercrime for Threatpost readers.

Graham Cluley. Graham Cluley’s site is an award-winning resource for computer security news, ideas and opinion. Graham Cluley has worked as a developer, writing the first ever version of Dr. Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, in addition to fulfilling senior rolls at Sophos and McAfee. Receive a free email newsletter containing all of the latest security-related stories, hints and tips published on the site.

Schneier on Security. This is the site of security guru Bruce Schneider, a fellow in the Beckman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and the Chief Technology Officer in Resilient Systems. The website also offers Crypto-Gram, a free monthly email digest of posts. The site and newsletter are read by over 250,000 people. Recent post include”We Encrypt” and”History of the First Crypto War.”

Schneier on Security.

WhiteHat Security Blog. This site is from WhiteHat Sentinel, an enterprise application security platform which approaches website security through the eyes of the attacker. The website features #HackerKast, a weekly movie show on internet security.

Facebook Security. Facebook Security provides advice to protect your data both off and on Facebook. Like the Page to get updates of Facebook security. In a recent post, small companies can find out more about the advanced security settings available, in addition to Facebook Security Basics.

SANS. The SANS Institute provides training to learn the technical steps required for protecting systems and networks. SANS offers a variety of sites, such as Computer Forensics Blog, Security Awareness Blog, Cloud Security Blog, and Penetration Testing Blog. Its Reading Room is a group of information security research documents and whitepapers on data security, from firewalls to intrusion detection.


PCI Security Standards Council. The PCI Security Standards Council provides merchants with training and education on protecting payment card information with the PCI Security Standards. The website features many different resources for smaller merchants, including a set of training videos and a best-practices guide.

Twitter Security. This is Twitter’s security section of its Support Center to control your Twitter expertise. The website features information on understanding your preferences, controlling your expertise, managing issues online, and other topics and tools. Learn how to protect your private information, deal with internet misuse, and adopt best practices for an perfect Twitter experience.

The New School of Information Security. This site is inspired by the book of the same title, The New School of Information Security, by Adam Shostack and Andrew Stewart. Its mission it to learn from other professions (such as psychology and economics ) to unlock issues in data security, share analysis and data broadly, and adopt the scientific process to solve problems in data security.

The New School of Information Security.

FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner. FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner is an online source to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. Create and save a customized cyber security program for your organization, selecting from a menu of specialist advice to deal with your particular business needs and concerns. The website also provides a Cybersecurity Tip Sheet.

US-CERT. United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) works to enhance the Nation’s cybersecurity, organize cyber data sharing, and handle cyber risks. Get practical advice, alerts and tips to better protect your small-business network. Explore additional tools, such as related safety organizations, tools, and guidelines.