Infosec prophet Bruce Schneier (peace be upon him) is only as famous as half of Salt-N-Pepa

Many moons ago it was common to check out your own personal reputation ranking but Google personalisation features now make that very difficult to do. Instead, here’s a look at which infosec personalities get searched for (no, I don’t make the cut ::sniff)…:

Despite billing himself as “the world’s most famous hacker”, Kevin Mitnick isn’t the infosec personality your grandma is most interested in learning more about.

That honour falls to Robert Herjavec, who is the most searched-for person on Google with an infosec connection, according to a list compiled by threat intel firm Redscan.

Canadian entrepreneur Herjavec formed the eponymous firm in 2003, building it into a multimillion-dollar security integration and reseller business. However, he’s also a regular feature on the Canadian version of Dragons’ Den, meaning his telly antics are much more likely to be of interest to the great unwashed than his company.

Behind Herjavec in the second most-Googled spot is John “Totally Sane” McAfee, last seen moving from tinfoil safe house to tinfoil safe house having been told by an American court to pay $25m to the family of his murdered next-door neighbour. McAfee denies involvement in Gregory Faull’s death, despite having fled his Belize home in the immediate aftermath.


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