Debating the most influential security folks list

Summary:Ryan Naraine has cooked up a list of the most influential people in security.Here's the list packaged in a slideshow, which is annoyingly set on fast forward.

Ryan Naraine has cooked up a list of the most influential people in security.

Here's the list packaged in a slideshow, which is annoyingly set on fast forward. For instance, I viewed two slides, went to bathroom and by time came back the gallery was over (and I really had to go).

  1. Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team'
  2. Ivan Krstic, One Laptop Per Child'
  3. Chris Paget, IOActive' (actually he's now at Google)
  4. Bunnie Huang, Bunnie Studios'
  5. Michal Zalewski, Google'
  6. Window Snyder, Mozilla
  7. The MOAB Hackers'
  8. Dino Dai Zovi'
  9. Michael Howard, Microsoft'
  10. HD Moore, Metasploit '
  11. Dave Aitel, Immunity'
  12. Bronwen Matthews, Microsoft'
  13. John Pescatore, Gartner'
  14. Rob Thomas and Team Cymru'
  15. Stefan Esser, Hardened PHP Project'

A few takeaways:

  • The list is Google heavy.
  • I'd flip Krstic and Howard just based on sheer number of people affected.
  • And perhaps I'd bump up Metasploit and the MOAB gang.

Thoughts?

Topics: Google, CXO, Security

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