Top 13 cybersecurity experts to follow on social media

We live in a highly digitized and closely connected world. As businesses increasingly depend on data, they are also more at risk of experiencing a cyberattack. This makes cybersecurity critical to privacy, enterprise security, compliance, and business relevance.

Security threats and the technologies that help mitigate them evolve rapidly. So, it helps to keep your finger on the pulse and gain insights from the experts in the cybersecurity community. 

As such, we have compiled a list of the top 13 cybersecurity experts (in no particular order)  to follow on social media.


1. Mikko Hyppönen

Source: LinkedIn.

Mikko Hyppönen is a computer security expert, researcher, keynote speaker, and columnist featured in the New York Times, Wired, and Scientific America. 

Over the decades, Hyppönen has assisted law enforcement in the United States, Europe, and Asia on cybercrime. He has also lectured at Cambridge University, Oxford University, and Stanford University.


2. Tomas Zatko

Source: LinkedIn.

Tomas Zatko is a cybersecurity expert, ethical hacker, public speaker, partner, and CEO at Citadelo. Over the years, he has helped keep companies safe from cyber-attacks through penetration testing, incident response, and more.

Often featured in the media, Zatko also regularly speaks at industry conferences, including WebExpo and QuBit. He is also the co-author of the OWASP Web Security Testing Guide (now an industry standard).


3. Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson

Source: LinkedIn.

Jean-Philippe (JP) Aumasson is a world-renowned cryptographer, CSO, public speaker, and co-founder of Taurus, and VP of Technology at Kudelski Security. He is also the author of books such as Serious Cryptography and Crypto Dictionary.

Aumasson regularly speaks at leading information security conferences about applied cryptography, platform security, and quantum computing. As a luminary and well-regarded expert in cryptanalysis, Aumasson has also designed ubiquitous algorithms like BLAKE2, BLAKE3, and SipHash.


4. Graham Cluley

Source: LinkedIn.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning security blogger, public speaker, researcher, and podcaster. Since the early 1990s, he's been well-known in the industry and worked on the first-ever version of Dr. Solomon's Antivirus Toolkit for Windows.

Over the years, Cluley worked in senior roles at Sophos and McAfee and helped law enforcement agencies investigate hacking groups. He was also inducted into the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2011.


5. Magda CHELLY, Ph.D., S-CISO, CISSP®

Source: LinkedIn.

Dr. Magda Chelly, Ph.D., is a well-known security expert, keynote speaker, hacker, presenter, moderator, and researcher. She is also the Head of Cyber Risk Consulting for Marsh in Asia.

Chelly has advised numerous multinational corporations in the Asia-Pacific region and helped them devise robust cybersecurity strategies. Fluent in five different languages, she was nominated as a global leader of the year at the Women in IT Awards 2017.


6. Ron Craig

Source: LinkedIn.

Ron Craig is a leading cybersecurity expert, copywriter, and content creator. His knack for communicating complex technical ideas and concepts in a simple manner hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s now the chief copywriter and editor at Be Busy Being Awesome Agency, and Head of Cybersecurity and IT (confidential employer).


7. Brian Honan

Source: Independent

Brian Honan is an internationally recognized security expert, especially in the ISO27001 information security standard. He's also an author, public speaker, and technical editor. Throughout his career, Honan has advised various government and security agencies and the European Commission.


8. John E. Dunn

Source: LinkedIn.

John E. Dunn is a cybersecurity veteran who has written and edited numerous articles for publications like Network Week, Network World, Techworld, Computerworld UK, and more. He has also made several appearances on BBC TV,  BBC Radio, and CBC Canada.


9. Kevin Mitnick

Source: LinkedIn.

Kevin Mitnick has a profile straight out of Hollywood. Once on the FBI's Most Wanted list for hacking over 40 corporations (just for fun), Mitnick is now a trusted security consultant to governments and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, his autobiography is a New York Times bestseller (and has been translated into fifteen languages). Mitnick's insights are highly sought after, and you can see him often making appearances on Al Jazeera, BBC, CBC, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, Radio Moscow, and more.


10. Stéphane Nappo

Source: LinkedIn.

Stéphane Nappo is a senior cybersecurity executive, researcher, keynote speaker, author, and key opinion leader. With over two decades of industry experience, his extensive training in business administration, telecom, and law make him a unique cybersecurity leader.

As an advocate for the constructive deployment and implementation of digital technologies, Nappo has led the charge to digital transform information security.


11. Raj Samani

Source: LinkedIn.

Raj Samani is an award-winning computer security expert, chief scientist, and McAfee Fellow. Throughout his career, Samani assisted multiple law enforcement agencies and is a special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague. 

Samani is  the co-author of books like Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid and CSA Guide to Cloud Computing. He’s also a technical editor for various publications.


12. Runa Sandvik

Source: Adresseavisen.

Runa Sandvik is a cybersecurity expert, senior advisor to the Norwegian Armed Forces Cyber Defense, and an international sake sommelier. Her work focuses on journalistic security, contextual mitigations for at-risk groups, and defense.

Sandvik is a former developer at the TOR project. She is also a board member at the Norwegian Online News Association and the Signals Foundation.


13. Bob Carver, CISM, CISSP, MS

Source: LinkedIn.

Bob Carver is a cybersecurity influencer, expert panelist, moderator, public speaker, risk management expert, and Senior Security Analyst at Verizon Wireless. He is known for initiating and implementing one of the largest botnet monitoring networks for an ISP with over 130 million customers in North America.

We highly recommend following these cybersecurity experts to keep up with the latest threats and risks that can harm your business. You should also follow Artmotion on LinkedIn and Facebook for the latest security news, tips, and more.

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