In the U.S., social media accounts for 20 percent of total time spent online, and we are seeing social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter becoming top sources for industry and daily news. The “Twittersphere” specifically is full of cybersecurity experts sharing their thoughts, research and news on a wide range of topics such as vulnerabilities, viruses, malware, application security, DevOps, data breaches, privacy, threat intelligence, privacy and more.
Here is a collection of 10 information security professionals you or your business might want to be following on Twitter:
1. Brian Krebs | @briankrebs
Investigative journalist Brian Krebs provides insightful and hard-hitting reporting on security, and was the keynote speaker for 2016 Secure360 Twin Cities. Krebs covered computer security for The Washington Post from 1995 until 2009, his Spam Nation book was a New York Times bestseller, and his Krebs On Security blog is must-read in the industry. With over 138,000 followers and 10,000 tweets, Krebs is full of great security content.
2. Eugene Kaspersky | @e_kaspersky
With more than 150,000 followers, Eugene Kaspersky tops this Twitter list in terms of reach. He connects with an audience to whom he regularly tweets content from both his personal blog and his company’s blog, mixing in industry-wide security and privacy trends, news and debates. His bio states, “Chairman and CEO of #Kaspersky Lab. Waging war against #malware for 27 years.”
3. Bruce Schneier | @schneierblog
Bruce Schneier is a world-renowned authority on security who has written 13 books and hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. He has been writing about security on his blog since 2004 and has published a monthly newsletter since 1998. Tweeting about surveillance and privacy are his main themes.
4. Mikko Hyponnen | @MIKKO
Hypponen is a respected teacher, speaker, and commentator on all things information security. Aside from acting as the CRO at F-Secure, in the past he was part of the Conficker Working Group and participated in classified meetings on the Stuxnet worm. He has also assisted law enforcement agencies in the U.S., Europe and other regions on cybercrime cases. Hyponnen uses this extensive experience to keep his followers informed about the latest trends in information security.
5. Katie Moussouris | @k8em0
Being named as one of the security industries top women, Katie Moussouris, former chief policy officer at HackerOne, does the honor justice with the work she performs on vulnerability disclosure, response and bug bounty programs. She is the founder of Luta Security Founder and a bug bounty and a vulnerability disclosure consultant.
6. Chris Wysopal | @WeldPond
Along with six other members of the L0pht hacker think tank, Chris Wysopal prophesied during a congressional hearing the mess that was going to befall individuals and businesses as the use of the web began to explode in the late 1990s, due to grossly flawed and insecure software, hardware, and networking products. In 2006, he co-founded application security company Veracode, where he oversees technology strategy and information security as CTO and CISO.
7. Jeremiah Grossman | @jeremiahg
Jeremiah Grossman, founder of WhiteHat Security, is a web application security expert whose writings have appeared in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times, and who regularly speaks around the world at events such as TED, BlackHat, RSA, and SANS. He has been a guest lecturer at top universities such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard, and UCLA. He co-founded the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC).
8. Eleanor Dallaway | @infoseceditor
Eleanor Dallaway is editor of Infosecurity Magazine, and as a result of her eight years in the job, knows more about information security than most English Literature graduates should. She spends her working days interviewing industry professionals, keeping the website updated with news on an hourly basis, editing the magazine, and attending industry events.
9. Matthew Green | @matthew_d_green
Cryptography expert Matthew Green is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute who has designed and analyzed cryptographic systems used in wireless networks, payment systems, and digital content protection platforms. His research focuses on the ways cryptography can be used to promote user privacy. His blog is called A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering.
10. Upper Midwest Security Alliance | @UMSAorg
Uniting upper Midwest security-related organizations in a trusted community for interdisciplinary collaboration and education, UMSA is a go-to resource for articles and security content.