Top 19 Must-Follow Cloud Cybersecurity Experts Spotlighting Today’s Cloud Champions Cybersecurity is a hot topic, and for good reason. But with the rapid-fire content coming out around this topic,…

Top 19 Must-Follow Cloud Cybersecurity Experts

Zack Gross

With a passion for all things tech and creative, I spend my time helping people discover how cloud cybersecurity protects and enables businesses all at once.

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Spotlighting Today’s Cloud Champions

Cybersecurity is a hot topic, and for good reason. But with the rapid-fire content coming out around this topic, it can be difficult to make sense of the noise and truly keep up. So, in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we put together this list of thought leaders– in no particular order– that we’ve identified as the top 19 cybersecurity experts:

  1. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Brian KrebsBrian Krebs (@briankrebs) is an independent investigative journalist with a daily blog dedicated to all aspects of cyber-crime. After the Lion Worm came around and locked Brian out of his system twice, his obsession with Internet security and computers was born and won’t be letting up anytime soon.
  2. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Brian HonanBrian Honan (@brianhonan) is internationally recognized as an infosec consultant, blogger and head of Ireland’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). Brian’s expertise in information security is recognized through his speaking at various industry conferences.

  3. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Alex HuttonAlex Hutton (@alexhutton) has been involved in InfoSec since 1994, when he was asked to educate customers as to why they needed these expensive “firewall things”. Alex blogs about risk and security management and is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity.
  4. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Jeremiah GrossmanJeremiah Grossman (@jeremiahg) is the founder of WhiteHat Security and a well-known security expert and industry veteran. Prior to launching his company, Jeremiah was as an information security officer at Yahoo! and has been sharing his infosec knowledge on Twitter since 2008.
  5. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Mike DahnMike Dahn (@mikd), known as the “guy who likes to talk about payment security, risk management, and regulatory compliance,” strives to create a community that enables the balance in chaordic life moments.
  6. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Rich MogullRich Mogull (@rmogull) has 20 years of experience in information and physical security, and risk management, where he founded Securosis, the world’s leading independent security research and advisory firm. He specializes in cloud security, data security, application security and emerging security technologies.
  7. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Phil WaltonPhil Walton (@SFDCphil) is a Salesforce MVP and has been an independent Salesforce.com consultant since 2004. His timeline is filled with his advanced knowledge of data migration, analysis and more.
  8. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Bob RudisBob Rudis (@hrbrmstr) is a security data scientist and cybersecurity researcher who is passionate about the risk management landscape. His avid technology expertise is shown through his social posts.
  9. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Andrew HayAndrew Hay (@andrewsmhay) leads the research efforts as Director of Research at OpenDNS. A Canadian security professional, Andrew is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on security-industry developments.
  10. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Rob WrightRob Wright (@RobWright22) has been writing about technology for more than 15 years and serves as the site editor at SearchSecurity. He not only enjoys Star Trek and science fiction novels, but also builds custom PCs in his spare time.
  11. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - George V. HulmeGeorge V. Hulme (@georgevhulme) of CSO is an award winning writer and journalist whose passion about business, technology, and IT security topics comes through in his writing. Follow George for the latest in all things security.
  12. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Jon OltsikJon Oltsik (@joltsik) has almost 30 years of technology industry experience and is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. As a result, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity.
  13. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Daniel KobialkaDaniel Kobialka (@dkobialka) is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin’ Cloud and has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal. Follow Daniel for cloud and SMB articles alike.
  14. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Maria KorolovMaria Korolov (@MariaKorolov) has covered emerging technology and markets for the past twenty years with a focus on cybersecurity. Maria has recently returned to the United States after running a news bureau in China for five years.
  15. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Graham CluleyGraham Cluley (@gcluley) is an award-winning cybersecurity expert, writer and speaker. Graham’s been in the industry since the early ‘90s and has been featured on BBC News, CNN, NPR, Good Morning America and TechCrunch.

  16. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Anton ChuvakinAnton Chuvakin (@anton_chuvakin) is Research Vice President at Gartner and a frequent blogger with an impressive internet presence around his cybersecurity insights. Check out his blog. 
  17. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Bruce SchneierBruce Schneier (@schneierblog) is a well-accomplished cybersecurity writer. With thirteen books under his belt, it’s no wonder The Economist dubbed him a security guru. 
  18. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - Chris WysopalChris Wysopal (@WeldPond) is co-founder, CTO and CISO of Veracode, a cloud-based security provider for web and mobile apps. Follow him on twitter for updates on security transparency and more.  
  19. CloudLock's Top 15 Cybersecurity Experts - David SparkDavid Spark (@dspark) is  a veteran tech journalist and the founder of Spark Media Solutions, a brand journalism firm that helps its clients be seen as leading voices in their field through brand-quality media production.

Is There Anyone We Missed?

Who do you turn to for your cybersecurity insights and updates? If any of them didn’t make our list, tweet your recommendations @cloudlock. And, to gain even more cyber security awareness, check out our video overview of data protection in the cloud. 

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