The Defence IQ 10: #CyberSecurity
Posted: 12/19/2011 12:00:00 AM EST | 4
'The Defence IQ 10' is a list of our top ten tweeters, influencers, bloggers and sources for news updates and analysis on a select range of topics.
Each of the ten to make our list - whether chosen for their social media klout, industry expertise, captive audience, or even just because we quite like them - all have one thing in common: they add value to the debate.
Today, the debate we're concentrating on is cyber security. And the nominees are...
#About@: Long-time, one-time reporter for The Washington Post. Brian's blog, 'KrebsonSecurity', focuses on topics including online crime investigations, the latest threats, security updates, data breaches and cyber justice.
#FollowFor: Forthright, honest and expert insight on cyber crime.
#About@: Cyber defence industry analyst. Author of 'Surviving Cyberwar', Stiennon's book argues that the era of cyberwar is already upon us. Can also be found tweeting at @stiennon
#FollowFor: Cyberwar updates, cyberwar comments, cyberw...you get the picture.
#TypicalTweet: This article is unintelligible to an outsider but the comments are readable and interesting. http://bit.ly/vqSN6D
#About@: Prominent security magazine in print and online covering a broad range of industry, business and technology news.
#FollowFor: In-depth information security analysis from industry thought-leaders.
#TypicalTweet: Blue Coat acquired by equity firm for $1.3 billion http://dlvr.it/znzNG
#About@: A news source for promoting major cyber developments for security professionals and the hacking community. Based in India The Hacker News promotes itself as a “centre of excellence for learning.”
#FollowFor: Cyber security, hacking and vulnerability news stories and analysis.
#TypicalTweet: #Security #Infosec Key infrastructure systems of 3 US cities Under Attack By Hackers http://goo.gl/fb/ebisD
#About@: The man behind Sophos’ Naked Security blog, kind of like a TechCrunch for the computer security and malware world. Named 'Twitter user of the year' by Computer Weekly in 2009 and 2010.
#FollowFor: Latest updates, comment and (as it’s a Sophos spin-off) advice on viruses, spam and general IT security.
#TypicalTweet: FBI acknowledges more SCADA attacks, increases cyber budget http://bit.ly/sRuZez
#FollowFor: Breaking cyber and tech news for the IT professional and enthusiast alike.
#TypicalTweet: US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says: Electronic warfare comes of age – in Iran. The US stealth dr… http://reg.cx/1Tpg
#About@: Schneier, a “security guru” according to the Economist, is a security technologist not short of an opinion or two.
#FollowFor: IT security news updates and analysis often looked at from a political angle.
#TypicalTweet: The DHS Partners with Major League Soccer to Promote Fear: It seems to be harder and harder to keep people scare... http://bit.ly/s02e8a
#About@: Twitter feed for information security and technical IT alerts.
#FollowFor: Bite size cyber updates all day long.
#TypicalTweet: Forensic specialists analyse Google Wallet http://zite.to/uZP7Ix
#About@: Information security professional and entrepreneur focused on business development in cyberspace. Self-confessed technophile.
#FollowFor: Security and compliance focused tweets with job vacancy links thrown in too.
#TypicalTweet: 12 Holiday PCI Compliance Tips Questions and Advice and Security ... http://bit.ly/vk7q15
#About@: Moore is the CSO of Rapid7 and Chief Architect at penetration testing software firm Metasploit.
#FollowFor: Industry insight and answers to the Twittersphere’s technical IT questions.
#TypicalTweet: @tom_knudsen you can use Hosts + Modules to run one module vs many targets in Community (quickly sweep psexec, ms08-067, new exploit, etc)
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Good list. I'm personally grateful for the up-to-the-minute @nigroeneveld and the Eastern focused @RedDragon1949.
At the risk of being self serving: @threatpost is really worth following.
This is just a selection of tweeters, we've tried to create a list that offer a balance of opinion. There are plenty more who could/should have been on the list like @mikko. As with all "top 10" lists they're very subjective. Anyone have any other suggestions for tweeters who should be on the list?