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Most Influential People in Security

Ryan Naraine over at has come up with an interesting list of the top 15 most influential people in Computer Security.

1. Tavis Ormandy, Google Security Team’
2. Ivan Krstic, One Laptop Per Child’
3. Chris Paget, IOActive’ , 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’

Check out Ryan’s list of the most influential people in Security, in this slideshow at eweek.

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Author: Ajit Gaddam

Ajit Gaddam is an accomplished technology executive and is currently the Head of Security Engineering at Visa, where he is responsible for building large scale AI driven cybersecurity products, leading engineering programs, and providing expert guidance on cybersecurity matters. He has presented at conferences worldwide, including USENIX Enigma, RSA, Black Hat, Strata Data Hadoop, COSO Dublin, and GCS Ukraine. Ajit has been quoted by major media organizations and his work has been showcased in academic journals, security publications, and in two published books. He is an active participant in various open source and standards bodies, is a prolific inventor of disruptive technologies (over 100+ global patents), and moonlights as an instructor (SANS, community colleges).

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