Do app sec like a boss: The top 25 pros to follow

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Attacks on the application layer can be the hardest to defend against. User input scenarios for your apps can be difficult to identify with intrusion detection signatures. On top of that, the layer is the most accessible and exposed to the Internet. It’s a recipe for trouble.

That’s why application security soldiers need to stay on top of what’s happening in their field. Here’s our updated list of 25 top pros whose Twitter feeds can help anyone who is interested in keeping their applications safe and their company more resilient.

Katy Anton

Lead security architect, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Anton works with software architects, software developers, and security teams around the world and advises them about securing their software. She’s also one of the leaders on the OWASP Top Ten Proactive Controls Project and an international speaker on topics related to application security at both developer and security conferences.

Kurt Baumgartner

Principal security researcher, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team


Baumgartner monitors malware across the Americas. His specialties include reversing and analyzing known and unknown malware and identifying unique behaviors and static characteristics. In addition to tweeting, he blogs.

Michael Coates

Co-founder and CEO, Altitude Networks


In addition to his day job, Coates is an advisory board member of the Millennium Alliance, a networking and education group made up of industry leaders and visionaries. He is also the former head of security at Mozilla and Twitter, as well as a past chairman of the global board of directors at OWASP.

Josh Corman

Senior adviser and visiting researcher, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


Corman co-founded I Am The Cavalry, a global grass-roots organization. It’s focused on the intersection of computer security, public safety, and human life, concentrating on medical devices, automobiles, home electronics, and public infrastructure.

Dan Cornell

CTO, the Denim Group


Cornell is a globally recognized expert in application security. He leads the team at the Denim Group that helps Fortune…