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.
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.
Security researcher, platform services engineer at Twitter and author.
Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada.
Information security and business continuity management expert.
Official Twitter feed for Digital Forensics Inc, a high technology forensic investigations and information security firm.
InfoSec Taylor Swift
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.
CRO at F-Secure. TED speaker.
Cybersecurity reporter for the New York Times.
Founder and CEO of Security Weekly.
IT security expert and CEO of Night Lion Security.