Top Cybersecurity Influencers You Need To Follow In 2021

Top Cybersecurity Influencers You Need To Follow In 2021

Cybersecurity developments are alarming and as network complexities increase, so do the opportunities for hackers to plan and launch sophisticated cybersecurity and in particular DDoS attacks. As DDoS attacks grow stronger and stealthier it is imperative for enterprises to keep in touch with the latest happenings in DDoS and cybersecurity.

For the second year in a row, we share with you this list of cybersecurity twitter influencers for 2021 who have acquired thousands of followers on Twitter for their deep commitment to cybersecurity. The knowledge they share is your one-stop-shop for all the latest cybersecurity information and industry trends. Here is the list below : 

mikko_hypponen_21. Mikko Hypponen
(@mikko)

Mike Hypponen is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure Corporation in Finland, who has over the years, led his team through some of the largest computer virus outbreaks in history. For his commitment and involvement in all things related to cybersecurity, his research is frequently shared on print and broadcast media such as NY Times and Scientific American. He is welcomed by universities such as Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge to share his knowledge. Hypponen has been credited by Twitter for improving Twitter’s security.

Hypponen is recognized for the Hypponen Law about IoT security which states that whenever an appliance is described as `Smart’, it is vulnerable. We agree. 

Number of Followers on Twitter : 213 K 

eva_galperin2. Eva Galperin
(@evacide)

Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). She focuses on providing privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world and has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF’s Tor Relay Challenge, to writing privacy and security training materials (including Surveillance Self Defense and the Digital First Aid Kit), and publishing research on malware in Syria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan.

She is noted for her extensive work in protecting global privacy and research on malware, compelling us to include Galperin in our list this year.

Number of Followers on Twitter : 150.5 K  

katie_moussouris3. Katie Moussouris
(@k8em0)

Katie Moussouris is Founder/Chief Executive Officer at Luta Security. She is a bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure expert and scholar as well as a well-known hacker. Moussouris also holds the title of MIT Sloan and Harvard Belfer Visiting Scholar. After launching Microsoft’s and the US Department of Defense’s first bug bounty programs, the industry’s first vulnerability coordination maturity model, and helping many others realize the benefits of working with hackers, she helps even more people and governments worldwide in policy, vulnerability coordination and bug bounties.

We added her to this year’s list as her focus on vulnerabilities resonates with MazeBolt

Number of Followers on Twitter : 106 K 

jason_haddix4. Jason Haddix
(@jhaddix)

Jason Haddix is the head of trust and security at Bugcrowd. Jason works with clients and security researchers to create high value, sustainable, and impactful bug bounty programs. In his current role he and his team have triaged over 15,000 vulnerabilities in just one year. He loves performing actual assessments and shares his knowledge by contributing to several information security publications. His commitment to finding security vulnerabilities, and eventually leading a customer to a better security posture has earned him a place on our list of Top Twitter Influencers in 2021.

Number of Followers on Twitter : 71 K 

jeremiah_grossman5. Jeremiah Grossman
(@jeremiahg)

Jeremiah Grossman’s Twitter profile describes him as Chief of Security Strategy (SentinelOne), Professional Hacker, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Off-Road Race Car Driver, Founder of WhiteHat Security, and Maui reside. He has dedicated the last two decades of his life to computer security making him one of the biggest names in this industry. Since earning his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, the media describes Grossman as “the embodiment of converged IT and physical security.” Preventing attacks from the scariest cyber-criminals is all in a day’s work for Grossman who has founded WhiteHat Security, which today has one of the largest professional hacking armies on the planet. Grossman has made it to MazeBolt’s list of Top Twitter Cybersecurity Influencers this year.

Number of Followers on Twitter : 65.8 K 

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aleksandra_doniec6. Aleksandra Doniec 

(@hasherezade)

Since her teens, Aleksandra Doniec (Hasherezade) has been passionate about IT. Having worked as a scientific researcher, C/C++ developer, pen-tester, and analyst, she has collected a wide range of experience, over the years, in the field of cybersecurity.

Currently, she spends her time analyzing malware, sharing knowledge about technical blog posts for Malwarebytes, speaking at conferences, and recording podcasts. 

We chose Hasherezade, for the second year in a row as she has a rich scientific background, is a brilliant software engineer, and tweets regularly about malware. Her tweets are knowledgeable and her research is groundbreaking – to top it off, people doubt she is a woman. So, let’s hear it for girl power!

Number of Followers on Twitter : 57 K 

shira_rubinoff7. Shira Rubinoff
(@shirastweet)

Shira Rubinoff, CSO, Herasoft, is a recognized cybersecurity executive, cybersecurity & blockchain advisor, global keynote speaker and influencer, who has built two cybersecurity product companies, and led multiple women-in-technology efforts. Along with all her accolades, Rubinoff has been calculated by analysts to be the top female cybersecurity influencer globally on social media. She provides guidance to numerous Fortune 100 companies in areas related to cybersecurity and company thought leadership.

In her recent Tweet, she asks retailers to prepare DDoS defenses ahead of time to be able to respond quickly to an attack. We endorse this.

Number of Followers on Twitter : 56 K 

matthew prince8. Matthew Prince
  (@eastdakota)

Cloudflare Founder and CEO Matthew Prince caught the tech bug early and wrote his college thesis on “Why the Internet is a Fad.” In 2011, Matthew along with Lee Holloway and Zatlyn launched Cloudflare, whose mission is to build a better internet. Today, the company runs one of the world’s largest networks, which spans more than 194 cities in 90 countries with 2.5 billion unique visitors a month and over 7 million customers. When he talks about the security challenges with the internet, we sense the passion to make it a safe place and future-ready. 
His tweets and retweets include information about Cloudflare but also includes his personal voice and opinions and he is going strong on our list for two years in a row.

Number of Followers on Twitter : 52 K 

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All profiles and descriptions are based on publicly available information. For discrepancies or amendments to profiles, please contact us.

About MazeBolt:

Israel-based MazeBolt is an innovation leader in cybersecurity, with over two decades of experience in pioneering DDoS protection solutions. The company’s new flagship product, RADAR™, is a patented new technology. It offers DDoS protection through automated DDoS simulations on live production, with zero downtime. Working in conjunction with any mitigation solution installed. Its unique capabilities have ensured business continuity and full DDoS security posture for enterprises worldwide including Fortune 1000 & NASDAQ-listed companies.

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