This list brings together the media personnel and analysts in the security field. Their twitter and LinkedIn links are given alongside to quickly follow your favorite influencer
Brian Krebs is a Journalist and Investigative Reporter. Krebs is the author of KrebsOnSecurity.com, a daily blog on computer security and cybercrime. From 1995 to 2009, he was a reporter for the Washington Post, where he covered tech policy, privacy and computer security, and authored the Security Fix blog. He is also known for interviewing hacker 0x80. On March 14, 2013, he became one of the first journalists to become a victim of swatting.
Graham Cluley is one of the world’s leading experts in viruses and spam, and works as Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos. He has given talks around the world at events such as EICAR, ICSA, Virus Bulletin and the European Internet Security Forum on the virus threat, and is a respected industry expert. Graham has made many media appearances commenting on the threats posed by spam and viruses, including BBC TV News, Good Morning America, CNN, BBC Panorama, BBC Newsnight, ITN, Channel 4 News, 5 News, Sky News, GMTV, BBC Breakfast, IRN, CNet Radio, BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, and BBC World Service. Graham has also written regular columns on computer security for publications such as IT Week, Computer Weekly and VNUNet.
Dan Goodin is Security Editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees coverage of malware, computer espionage, botnets, and hardware hacking. A journalist with more than 15 years experience, he has been chronicling the exploits of white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hackers since 2005 as a reporter for the Associated Press and later, The Register. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley.
Martin McKeay is a Senior Security Advocate at Akamai, joining the company in 2011. As a member of Akamai’s Security Intelligence Team, he is responsible for researching security threats, customer education and industry intelligence. With over fifteen years of experience in the security space and five years of direct Payment Card Industry work, McKeay has provided expertise to hundreds of companies. He is also the author of the Network Security Blog and host of the Network Security Podcast. He writes for the Security Intelligence Blog and InfoSecurity Magazine.
Jennifer Leggio is the worlds most known Infosec women right now. She worked with ZDNET and Forbes tech contributor. She is co-managing the Security Bloggers Network and have been running the Security Bloggers Meet-Up at RSA Conference since 2007. She has been a contributing writer on social media, marketing strategy and public relations for Forbes.com as well as CBS Interactive/ZDNet, where she launched the first “Social Business”.
Eleanor Dallaway is Editor of Infosecurity Magazine, and as a result of her eight years in the job, knows more about information security than most English Literature graduates should. She spends her working days interviewing industry professionals, keeping the website updated with news on an hourly basis, editing the magazine, and attending industry events.
Gal Shpantzer has 16 years of experience as an Independent Security Professional and is a Trusted Advisor to CISOs of large corporations, technology and pharma startups, universities and nonprofits/NGOs. He now focuses on emerging threats to availability as well as confidentiality, specifically preparing for ransomware and nukeware. He founded the privacy subgroup of the NIST Smart Grid cybersecurity task group. With Dr. Christophe Veltsos he presented the ongoing Security Outliers project, focusing on the role of culture in risk management, at RSA, CSI, BSides and Baythreat conferences.
With more than 20 years in financial services, Neira has played a leading role in revolutionising payment security. Currently Partner at Accourt Ltd, she is responsible for the Risk & Digital practice providing strategic advice to organisations wishing to deploy a business-led approach to risk and security. Formerly Director of Payment Security and Fraud at Barclaycard, she was responsible for the security compliance and risk management of some 100,000 merchants and 3rd parties, as well as developing innovative fraud offerings. She received the Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013 Award (Merchant Payments Ecosystem) and the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year Award 2012. She has also worked for Oracle and Unisys.
Andy Greenberg is a senior writer for WIRED, covering security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. He’s the author of the book This Machine Kills Secrets, about WikiLeaks, cryptography, and the cypherpunks, which was selected as an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times Book Review in 2012. Before coming to WIRED, he spent seven years as a senior reporter for Forbes magazine. His Forbes cover story on data mining firm Palantir, co-written with Ryan Mac, was a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. He’s won two Security Bloggers Network awards for stories on digital arms sales and car hacking.
Kevin Poulsen is a Contributing Editor at the Daily Beast . He is the Author of Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground.
Neil MacDonald is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research, based in Stamford, Connecticut. MacDonald is a member of Gartner’s information security and privacy research team, focusing on securing next-generation virtualized and cloud-based computing environments from advanced attacks. Specific research areas include endpoint protection, virtualization security, application security, protection of cloud-based workloads and protection from advanced targeted attacks, using context-aware security and Big Data analytics approaches. He identified the market for cloud access security brokers in his 2012 report, “The Growing Importance of Cloud Access Security Brokers,” co-authored with Peter Firstbrook.