There are a variety of information security training and certification resources available. The list below is just a sampling of what’s out there and it in no way promotes any specific organization.
Regarding the social media contacts, I believe these are great Twitter accounts to follow as they are dedicated individuals who have a passion for the field of infosec.
If you’re looking for training and certification for work in InfoSec, the following resources are available online:
Course material on various technology and science related subjects can be found from the following resources. Some (such as Edx and Coursea) offer coursework from colleges and even provide proof/certification of completion: