If there’s one area of the tech industry that’s undoubtly growing – and growing fast – it’s security. According to a recent report by Big Market Research, the Internet security market is set to grow at a rate of 8.1% per year between 2014 and 2020. As Internet-based technology spreads into nearly all areas of government, retail, IT and telecommunications, the threat of malware, spam and viruses has become an increasingly pressing concern. Fortunately, it’s also an area where new security technology and insights continue to emerge.
Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We’ve compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about it on Twitter.
Why this list? Well, it’s based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other IT security experts and influencers, and our own subjective judgment.
One note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don’t have active Twitter accounts, or because they only tweet about IT security sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of security news and insight.
Did we miss somebody? Let us know.
Security professional and blogger. Blogs at http://www.amarjit.info/.
Research Vice President for Gartner’s Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. Security expert, author, teacher and presenter. Blogs at http://chuvakin.blogspot.ca/.
Senior eGRC Consultant at Nettitude Group.
InfoSec consultant, blogger, author, founder and head of Ireland’s CSIRT and Special Advisor on Internet Security to Europol. Blogs at http://bhconsulting.ie/securitywatch/.
Author and independent investigative journalist specializing in cybercrime. Blogs at http://krebsonsecurity.com/.
Security technologist and author. Blogs at https://www.schneier.com/.
Security researcher, platform services engineer at Twitter and author.
Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada.
CEO of TrustedSec, CTO of Binary Defense Systems. Blogs at https://www.trustedsec.com/news-and-events/.
Information security expert, blogger, writer, presenter and security professional. Blogs at http://blog.itsecurityexpert.co.uk/.
Information security and business continuity management expert.
Official Twitter feed for Digital Forensics Inc, a high technology forensic investigations and information security firm.
Senior fellow at SANS. Cyber security professional, instructor, keynote speaker, expert witness and security consultant. Blogs at http://www.securityhaven.com/.
Chairman and CEO of Kapersky Lab. Blogs at http://eugene.kaspersky.com/.
Computer security expert, blogger and public speaker. Blogs at https://grahamcluley.com/.
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A humorous Twitter feed full of jokes about consumer technology and Internet security.
Network security engineer and consultant with Carolina Advanced Digital.
Founder and iCEO of WhiteHat Security.
Author and cybersecurity reporter for CNN Money.
Co-founder of Rugged Software, CTO, security strategist. Blogs at http://blog.cognitivedissidents.com/.
Product Management Director at NCR Corp, board of directors member at SANS. Blogs at https://zeltser.com.
CRO at F-Secure. TED speaker.
Cybersecurity reporter for the New York Times.
Founder and CEO of Security Weekly.
Founder of PasswordsCon. Speaker, advisor and researcher.
Principal analyst at Forrester Research. Blogs at http://blogs.forrester.com/rick_holland.
Vice President of Customer Success at Resolution1 Security. Blogs at http://seanmason.com/.
Official Twitter feed for http://www.securityweek.com/, which provides Internet and enterprise security news, insight and expert analysis.
Microsoft MVP for Developer Security and author of several Pluralsight courses on Web Security. Blogs at http://www.troyhunt.com/.
IT security expert and CEO of Night Lion Security.