#FollowFriday – The encryption edition

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the ‘follow’ button.

This week, we’re focusing on experts in encryption and information security. Our sister publication, ITWorld Canada, just held a Twitter chat on how businesses can use encryption to safeguard their data, and we heard some great insights from chat participants.


Claudiu Popa, president and CEO of Informatica Corp.

As the head of Informatica Corp., Popa regularly blogs and writes about risks to security. He has advised his clients on best practices in security for more than 20 years. Popa is also the founder behind the Heartbleed.ca website, which aims to advise Canadians on how to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability that recently made international headlines. He tweets on major data breaches, as well as the latest news in information security.

Read his latest blog post on Heartbleed here.


Brad Haines, director of Renderlab.net

As a security consultant for multiple clients, Haines does security consulting for clients on several different areas, including system administration and wireless networks. He is also a regular speaker on the cybersecurity circuit, having addressed attendees at SecTor, one of Canada’s biggest security conferences. Haines tweets about his own discoveries, as well as about other figures in the security industry.


Howard Solomon, editor of ITWorld Canada.com

As the editor of Computing Canada and senior enterprise writer for ITWorldCanada.com, Solomon writes for enterprise organizations, and he also covers information security, cloud, mobile, big data, the wireless industry and a range of other topics. Follow him for tweets on not only security vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, but for industry news – for example, he was recently at Microsoft’s Build conference for developers, tweeting the latest releases for Windows and for Windows Phones.

And check out our recap of our Twitter chat on encryption here.

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Candice is a graduate of Carleton University and has worked in several newsrooms as a freelance reporter and intern, including the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, and the Windsor Star. Candice is a dog lover and a coffee drinker.

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