Social media has long been an excellent way to keep up to date with breaking news and modern-day innovations in special interest areas, and this is especially true in cybersecurity. While you’ll find Twitter a superb resource, there are other platforms, from the giants like Facebook, Reddit, and LinkedIn to the comparative niche such as Discord, Slack, and Telegram, where you can also discover special Telegram cybersecurity interest pages, channels, and groups dedicated to the trendy in cyber-related events.
Telegram in particular has seen a lot of fast growth recently in light of media attention focusing on information sharing between rival messaging platform WhatsApp and WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook. If you are one of those that has currently chosen to leap onto Telegram for this or some other reason, or you’re already a Telegram user but haven’t thought about how it can help you keep updated with your cybersecurity interests, then this is the post for you.
Below, we highlight ten of the most beneficial Telegram cybersecurity groups we follow. Whether you’re interested in penetration testing, red teaming, blue teaming, malware research, reverse engineering, bug hunting, vulnerability research, network security, or something else to do with cyber or enterprise security, if you’ve been questioning what are some good channels to join on Telegram cybersecurity, these ten groups should help make sure you never miss a thing.
1. Cyber Security News (11k+ members)
Cyber Security News is a feed channel for links to breaking news stories throughout the internet, everything from TechCrunch and the Washington Post to Portswigger and Security Boulevard. In other words, it’s a one-stop keep for cyber-related information that should be your first port of call along with your morning coffee.
2. Cyber Security Experts (3k+ members)
Cyber Security Experts is an excellent channel for exchanging facts about cyber, IT, and security. This channel was set up for security experts that want to contribute to the wider security community, get answers to questions directly from security professionals and leaders from throughout the world and help other security professionals to enhance their security maturity.
However, as can be seen from our screen capture above, new users are wont to get into warm water if they don’t read the rules! These are easily (and obviously) pinned at the top, and yet some of us still seemingly miss them! If you want to join this crew and gain from getting involved in the chat, remember:
No illegal stuff (links, offers, etc)
No commercial (zero tolerance)
No hyperlinks to other Telegram channels
No racism, bad language, or negative behavior
Be kind and help others. Don’t simply consume, and ask if you have a question!
3. Cloud & Cybersecurity (~2k members)
Cloud and Cybersecurity is a special group that we feel far more people in Infosec would advantage from being a member of. This channel provides professional advice, everyday quizzes, tips, and useful resources that can provide actual material benefit and gaining knowledge of no matter what level you’re currently at. If you’re searching to improve on what you know and develop your profession (and who isn’t?), then this is a fantastic channel to join.
4. Cybersecurity & Privacy News (~3k members)
Cybersecurity & Privacy News offers everyday information about cybersecurity and privacy. In this channel, you’ll find the whole thing from alerts on the modern security vulnerabilities to all the latest news you might have missed elsewhere. Chatter is limited, but if you need a notification on what is going on in security vulns, this group is best for that.
5. Android Security & Malware (12k+ members)
Android Security & Malware is a channel for all things Android, discussing vulnerabilities, fuzzing techniques, courses, and much more. On here you’ll discover great questions and answers to real Android security problems hyperlinks to open source tools, malware analyses, new CVEs, and a plethora of suggestions and guides. And if you have something to share about security, that’s more than welcome, too. If you’re into Android security, this is a community you will clearly want to join.
6. Malware Research (4k+ members)
Malware Research is a channel for all malware practitioners, and you will come throughout many articles and beneficial Github repository that you would probably not come through if it wasn’t for being a member of this channel. This is an essential join to this group if you’re a malware analyst, researcher, or reverse engineer.
7. BugCrowd (~3k members)
The BugCrowd channel has nearly 3000 bug bounty hackers discussing topics like HackerOne, Integrity, Cobalt Strike, Yogosha, and more. Here you will also study new bug bounty programs and platforms. Anyone interested in discovering and responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities will find plenty of value in the discussions in this channel. Expect to study a lot and don’t be afraid to contribute back to the community when you have something interesting to share.
8. Red Team Alerts (1k+ members)
Red Team Alerts is a dedicated telegram channel for, you guessed it, all things red teaming! From beginner guides and hardware how-tos, this channel will provide help to increase your attention to what’s going on, and how to get involved with, the charming world of offensive cybersecurity testing, role-playing, and attack modeling.
9. APT Intelligence (1k+ members)
APT Intelligence is the latest but growing channel that serves up links and information on subjects related to advanced threat actors, tools, techniques, and procedures.
Despite the focused name, the nature of APT tradecraft means there’s inevitably wide coverage of many different cybersecurity topics of interest, particularly tools for things like OSINT, pen testing, password cracking, and so on. We’ve observed a number of interesting tools via this channel recently and it guarantees to be an extraordinarily useful resource.
10. Reverse Engineering Hangout (~300 members)
Reverse Engineering Hangout is a small but beneficial place to learn extra and share knowledge about reverse engineering. You can also ask questions about assembly, opcodes, x86, and anything else if you need help understanding how a pattern works. Ideal for beginners who want to learn, or professionals willing to share, you’ll also find plenty of links to free online resources on topics like binary exploitation, reverse engineering, and CTF challenges. Unlike some of the other groups in our list, REH doesn’t mind links to different relevant Telegram groups, so you can also use this channel as a jumping board to find out other channels related to RE such as the much large but single-focus channel for Frida.
Are There Other Good Telegram Cybersecurity Channels?
Of course! There are many, and you can use the search tool in your Telegram customer to find out channels by keyword or tag. Note that in our selection, we’ve especially avoided groups that share prohibited copyright material, that publish stolen credentials or that discover the less seemly side of Telegram cybersecurity. Such groups genuinely exist and can be useful to researchers with professional interests.
We’ve also focused on broad-interest groups rather than special interest groups dedicated to unique security tools or security software, but again, these can also be found via a bit of searching. Finally, we limited our preference to English language only (or mainly) channels, but there is a huge range of other channels on Telegram that cater to other languages, not least of course, Russian!