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5 Cyber Security Influencers We Follow

With the Internet becoming more and more ubiquitous for everyone and criminal activity more common and closer than ever, staying on top of news and trends is something we all do at Imperva Incapsula. We recently shared our top cyber security news websites and wanted to follow up with our list of cyber security influencers we follow.

Here’s our list of top five influencers who are prominent voices on the Internet and security. Here’s why we follow them.

Brian Krebs (@briankrebs) is a former reporter for The Washington Post and the author of Spam Nation, a book about worldwide organized crime on the Internet. Krebs remains active as an investigative journalist and offers insights into cybercrime. Follow him on Twitter and on his website KrebsOnSecurity which also made our cybersecurity news sites list.

Dark Reading (@DarkReading) offers a steady stream of news and information that specializes in IT security. According to its website, the goal of Dark Reading is to “challenge community members to think about security by providing strong, even unconventional points of view, backed by hard-nosed reporting, hands-on experience and the professional knowledge that comes only with years of work in the information security industry.” Dark Reading was also listed on our cybersecurity news sites story.

SecuriTay (@SwiftOnSecurity) provides jokey, but valuable, tips on Internet security (“I make stupid jokes and talk about consumer security,” says “her” Twitter feed). According to the CBS Interactive technology site ZDNet, SecuriTay blends “girlish romanticism with biting security sarcasm.” Online security issues are serious business, but SecuriTay provides an irreverent, but helpful, spark to the conversation.

Rebecca Herold (@PrivacyProf) is an information privacy, security, and compliance consultant who has over 25 years of experience in her profession. She routinely provides tools and information to organizations across the globe to ensure maximum security. Follow her regularly updated Twitter account to stay up-to-date on Internet safety issues. And check out PrivacyProfessor for more in-depth information and insight from Herold.

Troy Hunt (@TroyHunt) is a writer from Sydney who is an expert in online security concepts and process improvement in software delivery. Observations, musing, and conjecture about the world of software and technology can be found on his webpage. He can also be found on Pluralsight.

There are many reputable Internet security resources, much more that we could cover. Beyond the five mentioned above,  we also follow:

  • Graham Cluley, an award-winning computer security expert (@gcluley)
  • Anton Chuvakin, an expert in information security (@anton_chuvakin)
  • Jeremiah Grossman, the founder of WhiteHat Security (@jeremiahg)
  • John Kindervag (love that avatar!) a security analyst (@kindervag)
  • Runa A. Sandvik, a researcher who helps media organizations improve their security posture (@runasand)

Are there any security experts or organizations that you’d like to recommend? Let us know in your comments below.