Useful Tools

11/8/2021 2-minute read

One of the most important things I found when I started my cybersecurity career is that having a good source of information is crucial. We live in a time where so much different pieces of information are available, that it is easy to lose track of the big picture.

This is why I’ve started to compile a list of useful links that I have/will use during my career in Cyber Security. Of course; only public tools will be listed in here. If you have a suggestion, please do reach out to me by tweeting at me or by sending an e-mail using the button in the sidebar.


  • Blue Team Labs Online (BTLO) is a gamified platform for defenders to practice their skills in security investigations and challenges covering; Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Security Operations, Reverse Engineering, and Threat Hunting.

  • Security Blue is a parent website to BlueTeam Labs and offers certification opportunities against payment.

  • CyberDefenders provides users with interesting, in-depth CTF-challenges to get new and existing professionals into understanding the mechanisms behind Blue Teaming.

  • Brim Security is an open-source search and analytics tool for network visibility, troubleshooting and security. It is similar to Wireshark in many respects, but unique in its approach on PCAP data.

  • Rangeforce Community is a training platform where users can prove their skills and take part in periodic CTF-challenges where they compete against other experts. This service is invitation-based; manual review of applications can take 2-3 days.

  • SoloLearn is a learning website where you can learn coding languages in short lessons. Offers a (temporary) free option.

  • Snaplabs.IO makes it easy to build, launch, and share cyber labs for cybersecurity training, research, and demos.

  • Penetration Testing Labs Collection is a collection of amazing self-learn tools by Aman Hardikar worth exploring!