The cybersecurity threats faced by small businesses evolve and adapt almost daily. Attacks continue to increase in both severity and frequency, meaning organizations must proactively maintain awareness of the latest risks. Luckily, the online cybersecurity community is an active one, composed of experienced professionals who are quick to share their knowledge and insights. What makes a good cybersecurity expert? Most are highly specialized in their respective fields, excellent at distilling complex information into simple terms, and extremely passionate about investigating unfolding industry developments.
We’ve compiled a list of 14 cybersecurity experts you should be following on social media to stay informed.
Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes
Area of Expertise: Marcin has been helping small businesses prevent breaches and cyber attacks for over a decade. Starting out with a vision for a world without malware, his mission has evolved to deliver accessible, easy-to-use cyber protection for everyone. Read more of his advice on how small businesses can prevent cybersecurity breaches here.
Caroline McCaffery, CEO & Co-Founder of ClearOPS
Area of Expertise: Caroline is Co-Founder of ClearOPS, a privacy and cybersecurity tech company innovating in third-party risk due diligence using advanced technologies like deep learning and NLP. She is a frequent speaker on topics including privacy, information security, ethics in A.I., and women in business, and she hosts a webinar series on Privacy and Security in the Metaverse.
Tom Hegel, Senior Threat Researcher at SentinelOne
Area of Expertise: Tom is an expert in tracking and analysis of malicious actors, malware, and global events affecting the cyber domain. His past research has focused on threats impacting individuals and organizations across the world. Most recently, you’ll find him sharing insights on cyberwarfare and the implications for business security as part of SentinelLabs.
Mary N. Chaney, Director, Information Security & Privacy at Esperion – The Lipid Management Company, CEO of Minorities in Cybersecurity
Area of Expertise: Owner of a cybersecurity law practice, former Special Agent for the FBI, and experienced corporate executive, Mary is a 25-year veteran of cybersecurity, privacy, and risk management. As well as her current role at Esperion – The Lipid Management Company, she is also CEO of Minorities in Cybersecurity where she advocates for greater diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Sagi Gidali, Co-Founder & CPO of Perimeter 81
Area of Expertise: A serial entrepreneur, Sagi is currently Co-Founder & CPO of Perimeter 81, a SaaS solution that delivers a simpler cybersecurity experience for today’s hybrid workforce. His early ventures led him to the realization that cyber and network security are often severely lacking from a user experience perspective – a gap he continues to address today. Learn more in this article on how to scale a successful tech startup.
Thaddeus Grugq, Information Security Researcher
Follow on: Twitter
Area of Expertise: “The Grugq” is a world-renowned information security researcher, informally known as the “most quoted man in infosec” thanks to the prolific nature of his research. An active Twitter user, his work has spanned threat intelligence, disinformation, digital forensic analysis, binary reverse engineering, rootkits, mobile phone security, Voice over IP, telecommunications, and financial services security.
Brian Krebs, Investigative reporter, KrebsonSecurity.com
Area of Expertise: A former Washington Post reporter, Brian is now an independent investigative journalist covering cybercrime, security, and privacy. Despite not having a traditional tech background, he became intensely interested in computer security after his home network was hacked in 2001. Now a bestselling author of Spam Nation, he also blogs regularly at KrebsonSecurity.com.
Eva Galpverin, Director of Cybersecurity at EFF, Co-founder of Coalition Against Stalkerware
Follow on: Twitter
Area of Expertise: Eva is dedicated to tackling cyber stalking and harassment in her role as Co-Founder of the Coalition Against Stalkerware. Her TED Talk on the topic calls on antivirus companies to recognize stalkerware as malicious in order to discourage abusers and protect victims. She is also Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online security organization dedicated to protecting the privacy of vulnerable populations.
Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist and Author
Follow on: Twitter
Area of Expertise: Bruce describes himself as a public-interest technologist, working at the intersection of security, technology, and people. Author of 14 books, a fellow and lecturer at Harvard’s Kennedy School, special advisor to IBM Security, and CTO of Resilient, his security blog and newsletter are read by over 250,000 people.
Maria Markstedter, Founder, Azeria Labs
Follow on: Twitter
Area of Expertise: Named Forbes’ Person of the Year in Cybersecurity 2020, Maria is a security researcher specializing in mobile and IoT security. She founded Azeria Labs to provide advanced training to companies on binary exploitation, as well as identifying and defending security vulnerabilities on Arm devices.
David Kennedy, Founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec
Area of Expertise: David is founder of two cybersecurity firms focused on delivering security consulting as well as monitoring and detection capabilities for companies. A former U.S. Marine working for the intelligence community, he has testified before Congress on issues of national security and has appeared as a subject matter expert on cybersecurity for multiple national media outlets.
Shira Rubinoff, President & Co- Founder, Prime Tech Partners
Area of Expertise: Shira is a cybersecurity and blockchain advisor, author, and keynote speaker. She has been described as the top female cybersecurity influencer on social media worldwide, and is considered an expert in the human factors of information technology and cybersecurity. She has built two cybersecurity product companies and is currently president of technology incubator, Prime Tech Partners.
Graham Cluley, Cybersecurity Analyst
Area of Expertise: Independent cybersecurity analyst and award-winning blogger and podcaster, Graham began his career as a programmer in the early 1990s and went on to work in senior roles at Sophos and McAfee. He makes regular media and public speaking appearances on security issues and co-hosts the weekly Smashing Security podcast on hacking, cybercrime, and privacy.
Troy Hunt, Information Security Author & Instructor, Pluralsight
Area of Expertise: Troy specializes in online security and cloud development, and is the creator behind the data breach aggregation service known as “Have I Been Pwned”. A Pluralsight Information Security Author & Instructor, Microsoft Regional Director, and international conference speaker, he also runs workshops on how to build more secure software within organisations.
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