Cybersecurity changes all the time. Keeping up with the latest data breaches, software vulnerabilities, legal actions, and the overall state of the technology industry is easier if you follow the right people. Here are six of my go-to experts (more to come soon):
- Dr. Magda Chelly: Dr. Chelly is highly respected in cybersecurity circles worldwide and has done remarkable work to further the cause of women in the field. Few others have her breadth of knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity, risk management, hacking, and international business.
- Catalin Cimpanu: A cybersecurity reporter for the venerable online tech news resource ZD Net, Cimpanu is often one of the first to scoop breaking news in the industry.
- Graham Cluley: Cluley has been an expert in cybercrime since the early 90s, well before most of us even knew what it was. His podcast, Twitter feed and blog are all indispensable sources if you want to learn more about cybersecurity.
- Harri Hursti: Whenever there’s a story involving election security, the first person I check with is Harri Hursti. He’s been a leading voice on the topic, especially in finding and detailing security flaws and hacking vulnerabilities in voting machines (so much so they’ve even named a hacking method after him).
- Chris Krebs: Tapped to run the fledgeling Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency, Krebs became a household name when he validated the 2020 election results and was “fired by tweet” by former President Donald Trump. Since then, Krebs has been an outspoken presence on Twitter and is a good resource on the state of election security,
Honorable mention: @donk_enby: The ethical hacker known by her Twitter account name is relatively new to the scene, but her efforts in scraping 80 terabytes’ worth of data from Parler before the platform’s deactivation has provided an invaluable resource for identifying those responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month. I’m predicting we’ll be hearing more from her in the future.