Our Top 5 Influencers In Cyber Security

Dan Gunderman

Here at Cyber Security Hub, we analyze a wealth of content circulating through the security space to provide the most relevant and substantive news as it relates to the workplace. With such a dynamic and multifaceted industry, we pride ourselves in translating material for the enterprise security practitioner. Much of our content also results from exhaustive conversations with analysts, industry leaders, and the best and brightest minds in cyber security.

Nevertheless, we also enjoy other perspectives, and monitoring the output of other online publications. The practice helps our editorial staff stay apprised of all the latest goings-on. IT business needs in the enterprise continually shift, so we search for, and absorb, the most topical points. What follows is a list of the “sites and sounds” we think all audiences should be following. Here are five of the best content creators and sharers on the web and in the blogosphere, in our opinion.

Nicole Perlroth, Cyber Security Reporter, N.Y. Times

Perlroth, who covers the cyber security vertical for a premier journalistic voice in the N.Y. Times, has won several awards for her reporting. She covered malicious efforts by the Chinese government to obtain sensitive trade secrets. Her profile of investigative journalist Brian Krebs was optioned by Sony Pictures. Before reporting for The Times, she covered venture capital at Forbes. She’s the author of the book, “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends.” She’s also a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Find her profile for The Times, here. Also, connect with her on Twitter: @nicoleperlroth.

George Rettas, Host, ‘Task Force 7’ Radio (VoiceAmerica)

Rettas is the host of the new cyber security online radio program, “Task Force 7,” which features top-tier industry guests and expert commentary. It airs on VoiceAmerica Business Channel on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EST. He is a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” and is the CEO and president of Task Force 7 Radio, LLC, and Task Force 7 Technologies, Inc., a company focused on building a cyber security social network. He has years of cyber security experience with financial institutions, holding executive management positions in security operations, administration and program management. He’s also a former special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. View his Task Force 7 Radio profile, here. Also, connect with him on Twitter: @GeorgeRettas and @TF7Radio.

Paul Asadoorian, Founder And CEO Of Security Weekly

Asadoorian, the founder and CEO of Security Weekly, has hosted the outlet’s flagship show, “Paul’s Security Weekly,” since 2005. In 2016, the outlet grew into the first security podcast network and added numerous shows to its arsenal. He is dedicated to providing the latest industry news and interviews with esteemed guests. He also delivers technical “how-to” segments. Asadoorian is also the CEO of the software company CounterMeasures. View his Security Weekly online portfolio, here. Also, connect with him on Twitter: @securityweekly.

Brian Krebs, Investigative Journalist, KrebsOnSecurity.com

Krebs, a former Washington Post reporter for nearly 15 years, wrote for the outlet's Security Fix blog, its digital channel and boasted multiple front-page stories. He's been profiled by the New York Times, Business Week and Poynter.org. He often breaks stories and provides in-depth analysis of anything cyber security-related. He attributes his interest in computer security to an attack on his home network in 2001 by a Chinese hacking group. In 2013, he broke the Target Corporation breach story. He won a 2015 PROSE Award for his book "Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cyber Crime - From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door." Find his blog site here. Also, follow him on Twitter: @briankrebs.

Bruce Schneier, CTO IBM Resilient, Harvard Fellow, Cryptographer

Schneier, a cryptographer, computer security professional and writer, is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. He has also been with IBM since the company's purchase of Resilient Systems, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Schneier is also a contributing writer to The Guardian. He has been authoring security-based blog posts on his site, Schneier on Security, since 2004, and in a monthly newsletter since 1998. You can find his blog here. Also, follow him on Twitter: @schneierblog.

Who did we miss? Who are the analysts, bloggers and industry leaders you enjoy following and think we should add to our list? Let us know!