Where do you get your cyber security news? Not only something you may be quizzed on during your cyber security job interview, but a prerequisite for any aspiring candidate working their way into a career in cyber security. If you’re not sure who to follow on Twitter or you’re looking to add some to your list, look no further.
We’ve compiled our top 12 Twitter thought leaders, with the help of cyber security bod Cameron Brown, so you can stay in the know, on the pulse and up to date with all things cyber.
1. Brian Krebs (@briankrebs)
Follow: His twitter is very much oriented around emerging trends and the underground economy, specifically related to cybercrime.
2. Bruce Schneier (@schneierblog)
Follow: He’s been in the industry a long time and speaks very frankly on emerging security and privacy issue globally. He tends to be a straight talker when it comes to his discussion on the topics; he’s also a published author and has been associated with some of the major organisations who have been involved in the internet for a very long time.
3. Runa Sandvik (@runasand)
Follow: Lending a dose of gender diversity to the pack, Runa is the Senior Director of Information Security at the New York Times. She tends to focus on a lot of emerging issues within cyber security but from the journalistic perspective which highlights alternative issues to the norm. Runa not only examines the convergence of technology but also brings law and policy into the mix.
4. Marc Goodman (@futurecrimes)
Follow: An author, blogger, renowned public speaker and futurist, Marc has been writing about cyber security and cybercrime for a very long time. He brings an interesting foresight to the table, with a knack for identifying trends and shifts in cyber before they actually happen. He has given particular focus to the disruptive impact of what technology is bringing and its relevance to business and international affairs. Follow him for well-thought out views and a considered approach to the cyber piece, backed up by academic endeavours.
5. Graham Cluley (@gcluley)
Follow: Graham has worked in security since the 1990s and has been involved with some of the major vendors in the security space. He stays on the pulse, delivering breaking news in cyber security which makes for a good initial insight into the space.
6. Paul Asadoorian (@securityweekly)
Follow: The founder of Security Weekly, in itself a great source for news and information surrounding cyber issues, Paul puts out some interesting podcasts and thoughts on developments in the industry.
7. Debra Baker (@deb_infosec)
Follow: Debra may not have as hefty a following as others on this list, but she offers a different slant which offers a broader look at the cyber piece. Very much a technological perspective, her focus looks at particular threats to malware, trends in patching, technical issues for users of different applications and how technology may be getting exposed and/or compromised. Follow Debra for more of a professional practitioner’s view of cyber security.
8. Allison Miller (@selenakyle)
Follow: Operating under a pseudonym, Allison works in risk strategy at Google. Also associated with ISC², follow her for insights into anti-fraud and anti-abuse issues, risk and all things InfoSec.
9. Mikko Hypponen (@mikko)
Follow: CRO at well-known security firm F-Secure, follow Mikko for some strategic thinking around bigger picture issues associated with cyber security. Well-regarded globally as a thought leader on the topic, proponent of TED talks and reverse engineering, Mikko offers some interesting insights around policy issues and industry trends.
10. Catalin Cimpanu (@campuscodi)
Follow: If you’re following Catalin, you also need to follow and subscribe to @BleepinComputer (BleepingComputer.com) for news and events associated with developments in information security. A straight shooter, Catalin himself tweets on events, recent hacks, technical issues, and vulnerabilities with technology.
11. Katie Moussouris (@k8en0)
Follow: Formally at Hacker 1, Katie is now the founder and CEO of her own security firm Luta Security. A self-professed pioneer of bug bounty programs and vulnerability disclosures, she keeps her followers up to date on developments in this area. Expect to see the term Zero Day vulnerability come up in her coverage of bug bounties and trends within the vulnerability space.
12. Chris Wysopal (@weldpond)
Follow: Co-founder and CTO of Veracode and former L0pht security researcher, Chris is heavily involved in the application security space. For candidates aspiring to a career in cyber security, application security is a major area for concern particularly in light of the EU GDPR directive on data protection. Follow Chris for his insights into this space.