Despite the impressive growth of the global security industry, there is a noticeable spike in cyberattacks on businesses and government agencies in the recent past. Now the prevailing geopolitical tensions are further threatening to disrupt and undermine industries and spread well beyond national borders. Against this backdrop, Brian Krebs, Reporter and Publisher at KrebsonSecurity, has emerged as the top cybersecurity influencer on Twitter during the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, reveals GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData’s Social Media Analytics Platform, which recorded a spike in discussions around cybersecurity on Twitter, ranked influencers based on average engagements per post.
Smitarani Tripathy, Social Media Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The ongoing geopolitical turmoil between Russia and Ukraine has made cybersecurity threats imminent not only for the government or military sectors but also for other industries.”
Krebs is also the author of ‘Spam Nation’, a bestseller in The New York Times. He mostly shares updates on cybercrime and computer security. His most popular tweet on cybersecurity topic during Q1 2022 was:
“Norton360 isn’t the only antivirus product installing cryptominers. Avira, a “free” antivirus product w/ > 500M users, recently introduced users to Avira Crypto. Avira is now owned by NortonLifeLock, which also just bought Avast antivirus (500M users)” 1,361 Likes and 1,126 Retweets*
Tripathy adds: “In Q1, the conversations among cybersecurity experts surged the most as the Ukraine-Russia warfare raged alarm on a cyberattack worldwide. Top influencers believed piling sanctions of Western countries on Russia is likely to trigger cyberattacks on banks, energy systems, and other critical infrastructure firms across the globe.”
Lesley Carhart, Director of Incidence Response (North America) at Dragos, Inc. has emerged as the next most influential voice on Twitter. Carhart also worked in Motorola Solutions as Lead of the Security Incident Response Team. Carhart usually likes to share…