Top Cybersecurity Influencers You Should Start Following

Top Cybersecurity Influencers You Should Start Following

Staying on top of this ever changing industry can be a daunting task. We have found that one of the best ways to do it is by gaining insight from top cybersecurity influencers, men and women who are constantly sharing information, trends, news, latest attacks, and best practices in their social networks or websites.  

1-Troy Hunt 

Renowned Australian author of different courses of web security. He runs the free service Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), that helps people figure out if their email address or passwords are compromised in a data breach. He is constantly speaking in security workshops around the world, and he has even testified in the US Congress on the impact of data breaches. Troy publishes weekly updates that cover various topics of what is happening in cybersecurity and related fields.  

Twitter: 190.4K @TroyHunt 


2- Kevin Mitnick 

Once the most elusive computer hacker in history, he joined the FBI’s most wanted list for hacking into more than 40 major corporations worldwide, not with malicious intent, rather than for the fun and challenge it represented. After running from the feds for three years, he is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and different governments.  

Twitter: 260.4K  @kevinmitnick 


3- Mikko Hypponen 

A Finnish security expert that has worked since 1991 in F-Secure, a global security and privacy company with offices in more than 30 countries around the world. Mikko has been published by The New York Times, Wired, and Scientific American. He is also a frequent lecturer in the Universities of Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge. It is very interesting to read a man that has more than 20 years of experience tracking, disabling, and dissecting malware.  

Twitter: 211.9K  @mikko 


4- Katie Moussouris 

American computer security researcher and writer who is most known for her campaigns on responsible security research. She was part of the creators of a bug bounty program for the US Department of Defense called “Hack the Pentagon” and also for Microsoft. She is the founder of Luta Security, an organization that aims to transform the way governments and companies are using people, processes, and tools to improve vulnerability coordination and their overall security. In 2014, Katie was named by SC Magazine as one of the “10 Women in Information Security That Everyone Should Know”.  

Twitter: 105.3K  @k8em0 


5- Bruce Schneier 

Described by The Economist as a “Security Guru”, Bruce Schneier is a famous security technologist that has written numerous books in application security and cryptography. His newsletter has been running since 1998 and his blog since 2004, he now has over 250,000 readers around the globe. He has served on different government committees, testified before the Congress of the United States and he is the Chief Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc.  

Twitter: 135.6K  @schneierblog 


6- Brian Krebs 

Before creating his own cybercrime blog, KrebsOnSecurity, he worked as a reporter for the Washington Post interviewing hackers for the computer security section. Since then, he is known  for his coverage of cybercriminals and their acts around the world. Several times he has fallen victim, yet this has only made him more interested in the field. 

Brian is the author of an award-winning book called “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door”, he is also responsible for breaking the story of the Target Corporation breach in 2013 and figuring out who was the man behind the scam. 

Twitter: 314.8K @briankrebs 


7- Eugene Kaspersky 

Russian cybersecurity expert and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, an IT company with over 4,000 employees, well known for their antivirus products. In his blog, he shares personal opinions on current cybersecurity and IT topics, news, and industry developments.  

Twitter: 183.4K 



8- Graham Cluley 

After creating the first version of Dr. Solomon’s Anti-Virus toolkit for Windows, Graham Cluley worked for Sophos and McAfee. He then decided to become an independent cybersecurity analyst. He can be frequently found as a speaker in security events around the world talking about cybercrime.  

Twitter: 103.5K  @gcluley 


9- Shira Rubinoff 

An IT security expert, founder of two cybersecurity companies, and one of the most influential women in the field, she usually talks and writes about the connection between technology, psychology and cybersecurity.  

Twitter: 55.9K  @shirastweet 

10- Jayson Street 

Jayson Street is VP of InfoSec at SphereNY. He is best known for breaking into supposedly unbreakable sites to teach companies, governments, and end users why and how to protect their cybersecurity posture. 

Twitter: 57.6K  @jaysonstreet 


11- Zack Whittaker 

If you read websites such as TechCrunch and, you probably have read a piece by Zack Whittaker. He is the security editor for TechCrunch covering mainly news and topics related to cybersecurity and tech.  

Twitter: 68.5K  @zackwhittaker 


12- Larry Dignan 

Larry is the Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of TechRepublic. He has covered the technology and financial industry since 1995, and has published articles in different news sites such as, [email protected] Week, The New York Times.  

Twitter: 31.4K  @ldignan 


These 12 cybersecurity influencers will help you stay on top of the latest trends and news in the field. Start following them, reading their content, and of course, don’t forget to follow CyberWarrior in all of our social media channels to get familiarized with the industry and what our academy has to offer.  



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