Tuesday 19 September 2023

FREE Honeypot Threat Intelligence Platform

Seedata.io is a no-code, software-as-a-service platform that brings the benefits of deception technology (honeypots) and threat intelligence to your organisation’s security program with minimal integration requirements and operational burden. A free limited credit account has all features enabled, no credit card needed, and free forever. 
See: https://www.seedata.io/blog/using-your-free-account

Sunday 17 September 2023

FREE Cyber Asset Management solution

runZero is a comprehensive cyber asset management solution with the fastest and easiest way to full asset inventory. Discover and manage all of your assets, including unknown subnets and unmanaged devices, to stay ahead of potential security risks and take a proactive approach to your security program. Starter tier for small networks that have less than 256 assets is FREE. See: https://www.runzero.com/

Saturday 16 September 2023

FREE Cybersecurity Books

Grab these two free cyber security books by the University of Buckingham Press published as Open Books, in which I was a contributing author.

I also recommend downloading the Metropolitan Police Service's Little Media series of free mini books, which are now available in PDF format.

See: https://www.booleanlogical.com/

Sunday 3 September 2023

Free Website Cookie Checker

Cookies can collect personal data from users that could be used to identify them. According to GDPR/ePrivacy websites are required to collect personal data after seeking explicit consent from users. To check your website’s compliance to the use of cookies, you should identify all cookies that are used on your website and then take necessary steps towards compliance.. See: https://www.cookieyes.com/cookie-checker/

Friday 1 September 2023

Apple MacBook Pro Comparison Chart

The new Apple MacBook Pro M2 Pro laptops are brilliant, in the same way that a Mercedes car is, compared to a Ford. The Macbook range is tweaked and improved every year, so use this comparison chart to compare the whole Apple laptop range to help you decide: MacBook Pro Comparison (updated September 2023)

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Free Source Code Editor

Visual Studio Code is a free standalone source code editor that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux. The top pick for JavaScript and web developers, with extensions to support just about any programming language. Features syntax highlighting and autocomplete with IntelliSense, which provides smart completions based on variable types, function definitions, and imported modules. See: https://code.visualstudio.com

Monday 24 October 2022

Free Web Apps by 123apps - Edit, Convert, Create

123apps is an online toolkit for video, audio, PDF files and 7 different converters for images, fonts, eBooks and more. There are currently 49 tools and offered as a free tier with generous files per day and size limits. The Premium tier increases the files to unlimited, removes ads and increases the size limits for $4 a month. For info see: https://123apps.com/

Sunday 21 August 2022

Cloudflare Domain Categorization Feedback

Are you using Cloudflare Radar, Gateway, or for Families and see a domain that you believe is miscategorized? Please tell them using this form to bring it to their attention. They review these submissions to improve Cloudflare’s categorization. https://radar.cloudflare.com/categorization-feedback/

Saturday 20 August 2022

NCSC Email Security Check

The UK NCSC free email security check tool will identify any vulnerabilities that are already easily publicly visible to criminals on the internet; to help organisations identify these and advise on security changes that need to be made. https://emailsecuritycheck.service.ncsc.gov.uk/check

Monday 18 April 2022

FREE Security Awareness Training

The Fortinet Security Awareness and Training service is a SaaS-based offering that delivers timely and current awareness training on today’s cybersecurity threats. It helps IT, security, and compliance leaders build a cyber-aware culture where employees recognize and avoid falling victim to cyberattacks. Free to organizations with up to 25 users, see: www.fortinet.com/training/security-awareness-training

Monday 20 September 2021

FREE Disposable Temporary E-mail

Temp Mail provides temporary, secure, anonymous, free, disposable email addresses. Many forums, Wi-Fi owners, websites and blogs ask visitors to register before they can view content, post comments or download something. Temp-Mail - is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. For more info, see: https://temp-mail.org

Monday 15 March 2021

FREE Cloud Device Management Platform

JumpCloud is a cloud platform that unifies device and identity management across all types of IT resources, for on-premises, in the cloud, and for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Securely manage end user devices and access to IT resources, wherever they are, from a central platform. A JumpCloud Free account offers the full platform for 10 users and 10 devices. For more info, see: www.jumpcloud.com

Wednesday 3 February 2021

FREE ISO27000 Toolkit

The ISO27k Toolkit is a collection of generic information security management system (ISMS) related materials to help achieve ISO27000 certification, contributed by members of the ISO27k Forum, most of which are licensed under the Creative Commons.

Tuesday 2 February 2021

FREE Hard Drive Utilities

Paragon Software has a number of FREE community editions of it's Windows hard drive and partitioning software.

Backup & Recovery
Easily backup your files, disks and the entire Windows computer.
Partition Manager
Quickly organize and optimize partitions on your internal and external disks and media for free.

Rescue Kit Free
Recover lost data even when operating system crashes and fails to start.

Thursday 14 January 2021

FREE User Permissions Tracker Spreadsheet Template

Knowing who has access to what is important in a crisis, but also important when someone leaves or moves to another business function or team. Also, in many organisations logins are given to suppliers, consultants, contracts and other third parties, as well as internal staff. 

The User Permissions Tracker lets you at a glance see how many of your users and systems are protected by two-factor authentication (2FA) or similar technologies. Available as a FREE standalone spreadsheet or as part of the GDPR Data Classification & Cyber Security Template. 

Saturday 31 October 2020

FREE Collaborative Presentation Platform

Sizle is an intuitive, collaborative presentation platform shaped around how today’s teams really operate. Create sales presentations in just a few clicks that convert leads. A FREE account includes the following: 3 users per workspace, up to 5 workspaces, slide-by-slide analytics, document open tracking, password protection, personalized links, email delivery tracking, manage viewers and recipients, slide builder. See https://sizle.io/

Friday 30 October 2020

FREE Personalized Online Meeting Room

Whereby video conferencing is made to work straight in the browser on your phone or laptop - no downloads needed, which makes it perfect for inviting internal and external participants. All rooms are locked by default and guests have to knock to be let in. Start by creating a custom and unique link (whereby.com/yourname) with a FREE account which allows up to 4 participants and features screen sharing and integrations with YouTube, Google Drive, Miro and Trello. See https://whereby.com

Thursday 22 October 2020

Learn To Hack From Your Browser

TryHackMe is an online platform for learning and teaching cyber security, all through your browser. Develop your skills by working through hand-on guided tasks or test your skills with gamified real-world cybersecurity challenges.

Sign up for a free account (and maybe upgrade to a premium account) at: https://tryhackme.com/

Thursday 8 October 2020

FREE Website Privacy Checker

Webbkoll is a free online tool to help you check what data-protecting measures a website has taken. Reports on the following:

★ HTTPS by default
★ HTTP Strict Transport Security
★ Content Security Policy
★ Referrer Policy
★ Subresource Integrity (SRI)
★ HTTP headers
★ Cookies
★ localStorage
★ Insecure first-party requests
★ Third-party requests
★ Server location
★ Raw headers

External files such as images, scripts and CSS are loaded, but the tool performs no interactions with the page. For more info, see: https://webbkoll.dataskydd.net/

Monday 5 October 2020

Specops Password Auditor

Specops Password Auditor scans your Active Directory and identifies password-related vulnerabilities. The collected information generates multiple interactive reports containing user and password policy information. Specops Password Auditor is a read-only program, and available as a FREE download.

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Cybersecurity eBook Bundle

Don't miss this special easy to understand 3 book PDF bundle featuring:
■ Conquer the Web: The Ultimate Cybersecurity Guide (2018)
■ Internet Security Fundamentals (January2021 update) 
■ A Practical Guide to Cyber Security for Small Businesses (2018) 

Friday 14 August 2020

Sign PDF files for FREE

Sign up for an eversign Free Plan to send and sign up to 5 documents per month, no credit card required. Upload an existing PDF document and prepare it for signature using eversign's fully-fledged and straightforward document editor. Works on you Mac, PC and mobile device, see: https://eversign.com

Tuesday 21 July 2020

FREE Security Awareness Training

People’s attention span is short, so Wizer made their videos 1-Minute long and to the point. A Wizer Free Plan includes more than 50 security awareness training videos covering topics such as: Phishing, Malware, Passwords, Wifi, Mobile, Social Media and more, together with quizzes, and progress reports for an unlimited number of users. See: https://wizer-training.com/

Wednesday 10 June 2020


Every tool you need to work with PDFs in one place. All are 100% FREE and easy to use! Merge, split, compress, convert, rotate, unlock, reorder or remove pages, repair, edit, add signatures and watermark PDFs with just a few clicks. Even work offline using the iLovePDF Desktop app. The free account has some file size limits of around 100MB and some other limitations like no OCR on the PDF to Word. See: www.ilovepdf.com

Tuesday 9 June 2020

FREE WordPress Vulnerability Checker

This free online tool utilizes the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) database and Top-200 WordPress plugins list to perform an in-depth analysis of a website. No sign-up or login required, just visit: www.safetydetectives.com/is-website-secure/

Tuesday 19 May 2020

FREE CISSP Training & Bootcamp

This CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) bootcamp is completely free and open source, covering the 8 domains of the exam. 15-hours of CISSP-based training freely available to everyone.
Learning CISSP is not hard, it's just a lot to remember and the exam is tricky. If you're currently working in cyber, no matter your level, there's some really good content here. No sign-up or login required, just visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFRkA86gg0Q3BIheLZx51cUIil83Zf-H6

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Introduction to Cyber Security - FREE 8 Week Course

Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online - free 8 week course from The Open University, endorsed by the CPD Standards Office, so can be used as evidence of continuing professional development. See: www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/introduction-cyber-security-stay-safe-online/content-section-overview?

Monday 11 May 2020

Cybersecurity & GDPR Hub Facebook Group

Free to join knowledge sharing group promoting real world advice and GDPR good practice for both small businesses & individuals alike. See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cybersec2020

Saturday 25 April 2020

FREE Online Cyber Security Training

SANS Cyber Aces Online is a course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess, and protect information security systems. The course was developed by SANS and is an engaging, self-paced, easy to use combination of tutorial and videos. It’s available as open courseware so you can take it anytime and it’s free. See: https://www.cyberaces.org/

Friday 24 April 2020

Low-Cost SMB Friendly Remote Access Platform

ConnectWise Control is an industry-leading remote unattended access platform (remote working) with powerful, easy-to-use machine monitoring and management features. Pricing starts at $38 a month (no commitment) on a monthly plan for 25 users. That's $38 in total for all 25 users, with discounts on annual plans. See: https://www.connectwise.com/software/control/remote-access