Overwhelmed by twitter, but want to stay up to date with infosec news stories and events? Here are 19 cybersecurity experts that will point you in the right direction.
Because its users can make frequent updates, Twitter is an essential tool in a fast paced industry like technology- especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Just last week, news broke (and quickly spread on Twitter) of an Intel bug discovered by Google researchers that could compromise the information and functionality of pretty much every modern device. Now, if you own a modern device (if you’re reading this it means you do!), it is essential to be aware of such security risks as they arise. Twitter is a useful platform for current and relevant news, especially because hashtags can help you narrow down what topics you’re interested in. Of course, not all news is created equal and we must be careful about who we trust (and who we can ignore) on Twitter. Here are 19 cybersecurity experts to keep you *accurately* informed this year.
Alan Woodward (@ProfWoodward)
Alan, or Prof Woodward as his twitter handle indicates, is a computer science professor at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. Through his twitter and blog, Woodward shares his research and advice with followers on cybersecurity, especially when it comes to encryption, cybercrime, and quantum computing.
Brian Krebs (@BrianKrebs)
Krebs investigates and writes about cybercrime as an independent journalist. He is also the author of the New York Times best seller, Spam Nation, on organized cybercrime. Krebs’s tweets deliver a balance of news and personal opinions.
Bruce Schneier (@SchneierBlog)
Schneier has been dubbed a “security guru” by The Economist. He primarily tweets out his blog posts on all things cybersecurity from his security concerns regarding Amazon’s latest update to updates on international security laws.
Tiffany Rad (@TiffanyRad)
Rad is a computer security researcher, lawyer, and professor…talk about being in the know. She tweets recent and important cybersecurity updates and new stories including articles, videos, and podcasts.
Dan Kaminsky (@dakami)
Kaminsky tweets several times throughout the day on all things information security, and even engages with his followers to create threads discussing recent bugs, hacks, and code. Kaminsky has done several talks on cybersecurity and his knowledge (and humor) comes through in his tweets.
Erin Jacobs (@SecBarbie)
Jacobs, known as SecBarbie in the twitter community, is a cybersecurity professional and a partner at Urbane Security, an information security consulting firm. Her twitter account is a great find that balances humor with valuable security updates.
Robert M. Lee (@RobertMLee)
Lee is the founder and CEO of the industrial cybersecurity company, Dragos Inc. Lee’s cybersecurity career began when he served in the Air Force as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer. Now he continues to write about, research, and speak on cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and industrial security.
Swati Khandelwal (@Swati_THN)
As a cybersecurity and privacy reporter for The Hacker News, Khandelwal offers a wealth of knowledge on the most recent problems and successes in the world of cybersecurity. She tweets new articles daily to constantly keep her followers in the know.
Neil Rubenking (@neiljrubenking)
Trying to decide which cybersecurity products are best for you? Rubenking is your go-to guy. Rubenking writes reviews on cybersecurity products for PCMag Digital Network. His tweets feature reviews and articles on products like ESET Smart Security Premium and Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault.
Josh Corman (@joshcorman)
As Chief Security Officer for PTC, Corman focuses on the intersection of national security, international relations, and public safety and how solving issues within cyberspace can help improve these three areas. Corman posts a balance of important cybersecurity updates, and fun, interesting, and personal tweets.
Katie Moussouris (@k8em0)
Moussouris offers a little bit of everything- she’s the CEO and founder of Luta Security, an ISO editor, a hacker, a New American Fellow, and a Harvard Belfer affiliate. And she helped the United States Department of Defense implement a bug bounty program. In other words, she’s pretty smart.
Graham Cluley (@gcluley)
Cluley has been working in cybersecurity for over 20 years. He’s a common keynote speaker on fighting cybercrime and is the co-host of the Smashin Security podcast. Cluley tweets his own articles, as well as others’ pieces, to offer well-rounded exposure to the cybersecurity world.
Swift On Security @SwiftOnSecurity)
If you’re looking for a lighthearted approach to cybersecurity, check out Swift on Security’s twitter. As a sysadmin, Swift on Security knows what they’re talking about and offers practical advice. But do expect to face some tweets with seemingly random fun facts.
Richard Steinnon (@steinnon)
As an author of three books, Surviving Cyberwar, UP and to the RIGHT, and There Will Be Cyberwar, Stiennon knows what he’s talking about. His tweets offer a wide range of intelligent and well thought out posts on information security.
Mikko Hypponen (@mikko)
Hypponen is a global security expert with an extensive, and impressive, background. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991 and has also written for the New York Times, Wired, and Scientific American. His twitter feed is indicative of his expertise and often features both advice and recent news stories.
Martin McKeay (@McKeay)
McKeay is a Security Advocate for Akamai and has been blogging about his experience with cybersecurity since 2003. He strives to learn about, discuss, and improve the cybersecurity world.
Jeremiah Grossman (@jeremiahg)
Grossman seems to do it all. Currently he works as the Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne, but he also founded WhiteHat Security and used to work as an information security officer at Yahoo. On top of his cybersecurity experience, Grossman also has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Peter Kruse (@peterkruse)
Kruse is the leading eCrime specialist working with CSIS Security Group. He’s constantly up to date with the latest cybersecurity news and always shares the updates with his followers.
Esther van Luit (@EsthervanLuit)
Van Luit is the Senior Security Advisor at the United Kingdom and the Netherlands Deloitte branches focusing on cybersecurity workforce development. She is a knowledgeable, successful, and hardworking female role model promoting women in the tech world.