Keeping ourselves or business safe from threats - asking for recommendations

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Jesse

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It crossed my mind today while thinking about what @Steve process must be like to research whats happened in security each week, that I really need a better collection of sources for these sorts of things.

Currently I keep an RSS folder which has subs to a few different security notices for OSs.

Can anyone suggest a list, service, site or behavior I should have to make being in the security know perfection?

How wonderful a service would be where I register the makers and devices in my home and it notifies me when something critical or important has happened?

Thanks everyone!
Jesse
 
I don't have a specific source to recommend. But it's certainly not feasible to watch for anything at all times. You might be able to react better by filtering security news and articles by the specific products you actually use. A filtered news feeds both from the manufacturer and the general media.
 
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A simple Google search netted this one... most of the sites on it are familiar to me.

I'd also suggest keeping an eye on more socail sites like slashdot.org .
 
A simple Google search netted this one... most of the sites on it are familiar to me.

I'd also suggest keeping an eye on more socail sites like slashdot.org .
That is a good result! I'm glad you find your Google searches simple!
 
I'm glad you find your Google searches simple!
Don't misunderstand my meaning. I meant it in the context of "I didn't spend a lot of time on researching this, but this result seemed suitable and I recognized enough of the content to consider passing it on, with the warning that I am not vouching for the site/content personally."
 
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Don't misunderstand my meaning. I meant it in the context of "I didn't spend a lot of time on researching this, but this result seemed suitable and I recognized enough of the content to consider passing it on, with the warning that I am not vouching for the site/content personally."
I understand now, appreciate it. Thank you.