​Listed below are some of ISPO's favorite, free newsletters.  And check with your computer vendors as they often offer free newsletters.

Information Security

  • Crypto-Gram is a free monthly email newsletter from security expert and curmudgeon Bruce Schneier. Each issue is filled with interesting commentary, pointed critique, and serious debate about security.
  • The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) publishes a short newsletter on one security topic or tip each month.
  • SANS NewsBites is a semiweekly high-level executive summary of the most important news articles that have been published on computer security during the last week.
  • SANS OUCH! is a monthly security awareness report for computer users.  It generally features one topic per month, like network security or phishing, and explains it in easy-to-understand terms.
  • The Register is a UK site that usually offers a different view of security news.  They offer daily and weekly newsletters.
  • The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) offers very good cyber security tips and alerts for technical and non-technical computer users.


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Inside 1to1: PRIVACY is a monthly newsletter that goes into a bit more detail about privacy-related issues.
  • The IAPP's Daily Dashboard summarizes the day's top privacy-related stories.  Delivered every weekday.