The below are some resources that I find useful in my role as a (mainly Windows) sysadmin. If there are any that I have missed that you think would be useful to others then please leave a comment and I will add them to this list.
Mailing lists are a valuable source of information from the community and knowledgeable folk.
In no particular order:
- Full disclosure – “public forum for detailed discussion of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques, as well as tools, papers, news, and events of interest to the community”
- SecurityFocus – Bugtraq security advisories
- Patch management – Linux and WSUS updates/patching discussions
- ActiveDir – random discussions about AD
- CA/Browser Forum – discussions about certificates and browsers
- Krebs on Security – good articles to read in your down-time
- Outages – reports of network outages as they happen
- myITforum mailing lists – they have a few good ones on here – mainly Windows based
- Virten.net – good guides and patch notifications for VMware Admins
- US-CERT – computer emergency readiness team – security advisories and the such
- BIND users mailing list – every now and then you’ll read some useful discussions on DNS
- VMware security announcements – as the name suggests
RSS Feeds – I use a RSS-to-email service to get feeds directly to my inbox
- Microsoft – Ask the Core Team – general all-rounder posts about Windows clients, servers, file systems, Bitlocker, etc.
- Microsoft – Ask Premier Field Engineering Platforms
- Microsoft – The Storage Team
- Microsoft – Exchange Team
- Microsoft – Windows Server
My daily driver smartphone is a Nexus 5. If you don’t have a podcast app or need a recommendation for one then I would strongly suggest you check out Pocket Casts – the devs are awesome, the app is awesome, Chromecasting podcasts is awesome and their online web-player is awesome.
In no particular order:
- Jupiter Broadcasting in general have some really good podcasts. I mostly listen to TechSNAP and Tech-Talk-Today
- Security Now by Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson is generally good. I don’t listen to it as much as I used to (mainly because of how much time is spent talking about ads and off-track topics) but you will find some decent content every now and then
- Crypto-Gram is an audio of Bruce Schneier’s newsletter
Resources that don’t fit in any of the above categories.
- reddit – seriously, I’ve pretty much learnt something new every day by subscribing to subreddits like: sysadmin, netsec, networking, vmware, powershell, office365, usefulscripts, exchangeserver, sysadmintools and more!
- SysAdmin Blog and RSS Feed List by /u/SpectralCoding