With the rise of the Internet, the number of online threats has drastically increased. Scammers and attackers always find and implement new methods and techniques to damage users’ devices or steal their personal information, private photos, and credit card details.
All users have to accept the fact that everything they do online can’t be 100% secure or private. Everyone can become a target to hackers.
If you have no clue about cyber security, we’ve got you covered. We compiled a list of the top 8 cyber security experts worth following on social media. They track the latest online threats, do research about cyber protection, and share their insights which is something that you can learn for free.Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick is a computer security consultant, book author and a public speaker. He’s also been described as the world's most famous hacker. After conducting several computer and communication-related crimes, he got arrested and spent 5 years in prison in 1995. Currently, Mitnick works as the Chief Hacking Officer at KnowBe4, a rising cybersecurity company. He educates other companies to stay safe online.Brian Krebs
Brian Krebs is a cyber security expert reporter, researcher and author. He put his reporting and researching skills into his own books, blogs and website.Whether it is spam, phishing, skammers or privacy breaches, Krebs knows how to write a detailed breakdown of the unfortunate events. He is an independent investigative journalist who spends his days investigating cyber-crimes. His interest in cyber security grew when a hacking group took over his home network and locked him out of his own computer in 2001.Dmitri Alpetrovitch
Dmitri Aleprovitch is a computer security industry executive and the co-founder of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity technology company. With more than 10 years of experience in the field of computer security, he can teach you about the best practices on incident response and breach protection.
In 2011, he reported about the numerous cyber-attacks that hit over 70 organizations including the United Nations. In 2016, he revealed that Russian intelligence agencies' hacked into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and disrupted the US presidential elections.Mikko Hypponen
Mikko Hypponen is a global computer security expert and strategic thinker who sees the big picture in cyber security. He’s been working at F-Secure, a cyber security company since 1991 and currently his job title is a ‘Chief Research Officer’.
Hypponen is also a public speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks in more than 40 countries over the last two decades. According to him, whenever a device is described as smart, it’s vulnerable as well. He is very active on social media where he shares his insights about cybersecurity.Katie Moussouris
Katie Moussouris is a computer security researcher and the founder and CEO of Luta Security, which specializes in the deep business management of vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs. She also advises many companies and governments on vulnerability coordination.Shira Rubinoff
Shira Rubinoff is a cybersecurity & blockchain advisor, a global keynote speaker and author. She is the president of SecureMySocial, an organization that prevents data leakage and reputational damage. Rubinoff is a great resource for cybersecurity information and her goal is delivering security without the need of employers to monitor workers.Runa Sandvik
Runa Sandvik is a computer security expert, researcher, and speaker. Currently, she works as the Senior Director of Information Security at the New York Times. She wants to help users get started with digital security and help them better understand the cyber security challenges. Sandvik also shares tips and advice on her Twitter account for media organizations on how to improve their cyber security.Rebecca Herold
Rebeca Herold is the owner of Rebecca Herold & Associates, a company which provides information security, privacy, IT and compliance products and services. She’s also known as the “Privacy Professor”, and has written 19 books about privacy principles and privacy program management. Herold is a member of many boards and participates in the NIST standards committee in order to help in creating privacy standards for the U.S. Smart Grid.
These cyber security experts are constantly doing research about all online threats and share the latest news, trends and insights about cyber security on their Twitter accounts.