Cyber security tools of 2016

The best cyber security tools of 2016 have been listed here for you. These cyber security tools are a must have, and it is wise to have some experience with these tools.

The cyber security tools which have been listed here are in my eyes core tools for cyber security professionals. It is wise to remember that tools should only assist you in reaching your goal. Do not use these tools if you do not know what you are doing.

The best cyber security tools of 2016

Each year we create a massive cyber security tools list, and this year, we have decided to publish the following tools as top cyber security tools:

  • LetsEncrypt
  • Nmap
  • OpenVAS
  • Securityonion
  • Metasploit framework
  • OpenSSH
  • Wireshark
  • Kali Linux
  • Nessus
  • Aircrack
  • Snort
  • Cain and Abel
  • Netcat
  • Tcpdump
  • Tshark
  • John the ripper
  • Kismet
  • Putty

Ransomware decryption toolkit

We also think that it is important for cyber security professionals to keep a list of ransomware decryption tools. Here you are able to find a pack of 20+ ransomware decryption tools.

The list with the best cyber security tools of 2016 continues with Real Time Protection Tools, Antivirus programs (some are portable), Anti Rootkit tools, Firewall tools, Monitor tools, Sniffers, Code Review tools, Forensic tools and more.

Portable anti-virus programs

Portable anti-virus programs
DrWeb cureit
Emsisoft Emergency USB Stick files
Avira DE-Cleaner
Microsoft Safety Scanner
AVZ / AVZ database
Norman malware cleaner
Panda ActiveScan Cleaner
Trendmicro Sysclean
ArcaVir MicroScan
Zillya! Scanner
Spybot Portable
ClamWin Portable
Guardiano Assembler

Anti Root kit

Anti Root kit
TDSS Killer
Avast MBR Scanner
Kernel Detective
VBA anti-rootkit
Sanity check
Rootkit Unhooker
Bitdefender Bootkit Removal Tool
mbr tool
Kill bootkits
Hypersight Rootkit Detector

Firewall analyzer

Security is effective when you know what is going on in your environment. The most of us protect ourselves with Firewalls, IDS, IPS and multiple monitor tools.

These devices and tools all create logfiles that can be analyzed to

Firewall Analyzers
Software Free / Paid Download link
Firemon Paid
Barracudanetworks Paid
Splunk Paid

Monitor tools

If you want to monitor your environment you can use these monitor tools to find out what is happening in your environment.

Monitor tools
Software FREE / Paid Download link
Zenoss Core Free
NTA Monitor Free


Do you need to analyze an packet? You can use this packet analyzers to sniff packets that cross your network. You can analyze network problems, detect network intrusion attempts and more.

Software Free / Paid Download link
Wireshark Free

Code Review Tools

Tools to review code.

Code Review Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
Rough Auditing Tool for Security Free

Config Review Tools

Tools to review config files.

Config Review Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
Apache Benchmark Free
Microsoft Best Practice Analyzer Paid

Database Tools

Database Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
SQL Server Express Utility Free
MySQL Command-Line Tool Free
Leviathan Free
WinSQL without installer Free

Debugging Tools

Debugging Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
OllyDbg Free

Forensic Tools

Forensic Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
Mandiant Red Curtain Free
Mandiant Red Line Free

Fuzzer Tools

Fuzzer Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link
Skipfish Free
WSFuzzer Project Free
FileFuzz Free
Fuzzdb Free

SAP tools

SAP Tools
Software Free / Paid Download link


Software Free / Paid Download link
Kali Linux Free
Hiren Free

 Malware removal tools

We have created a huge malware removal tools list. This list contains all types of malware removal tools, and it also included ransomware removal tools. It is a must watch. The ransomware removal tools have been packed into a ZIP file, so you can use it as a ransomware removal pack.