Security Podcasts

I’ll preface this with I listen to as many podcasts (security and otherwise) as I have time for. Some weeks I have more time than others so a few of these get listened to frequently while a few rarely ever get a listen and a couple have been dropped because they just don’t cover areas I am interested in but hey they may be exactly what you are looking for.

SANS Daily Stormcasts – This is my go to morning podcast that I rarely miss. This is a quick 5 – 10 minute recap of the previous day’s security news delivered by Dr. Johannes Ullrich. It is well worth catching up with this one.

Defensive Security Podcast – This is one of the few podcasts that I have found that spends most of its time on the defensive side of the house. This one is mostly news and commentary.

The Southern Fried Security Podcast – This is truly one of my favorites. This one falls into the bunch of friends chatting variety of subjects podcast and they do it well. There is a heavy risk management and less nuts and bolts technical slant to this show.

Source Code – This is a rather unique podcast in that the host, Chris Sanders, has chosen to dedicate each episode to a luminary in the security field. I highly encourage you to give this one a listen and check out the past episodes as well.

Risky Business – This falls into the category of more of a radio show with distinct segments. These segments include the week’s news with commentary and usually two interviews including one from a sponsor.

Paul’s Security Weekly – This was probably the first security podcast I started listening to regularly. It’s kind of like listening to a room full of bright pros talk. There is always a recap of news. There are also frequent technical segments and more in-depth discussions or technology. The topics frequently diverge and may not be family friendly.

Hack Naked TV – Weekly quick news recap from the Security Weekly family of shows. I honestly prefer the Stormcast.

Enterprise Security Weekly – Another show from the Security Weekly family with an enterprise emphasis.

Startup Security Weekly – Another show from the Security Weekly family with an emphasis on the startup world. They spend time both discussing security startup news and tips for creating a startup. It’s not really my thing but it is well produced.

CyberTalkRadio – This is radio show that is archived as a Podcast. The content is well produced and the topics are of interest to a fairly wide audience. This is not overly technical but it’s also not fluffy either. The guests are great. This is not your typical podcast and I highly recommend giving it a listen for that reason if no other.

Brakeing Down Security Podcast – This podcast is mostly topical per episode.

Advanced Persistent Security Podcast – This podcast is mostly topical per episode. At least the early episodes can feel a bit like a sales pitch.

Exploring Information Security – A new guest and topic each episode

The Standard Deviant – This podcast seems to have died after 17 episodes but it’s worth looking at the limited run because each episode was a fairly long interview with someone of note in the IT field. I miss this podcast.

Hacked – This is infrequent but the limited episodes they have are well produced. The content is not overly technical nor offensively simple. You could listen to this with your grandmother.

Smashing Security – Three hosts discuss security topics. This is fairly topical. Overall a good show.

the security ledger – There is a new topic each episode. This is overall a good show but a bit hit or miss for my personal preference on topics. I have it in the rotation for those good episodes.

Section 9 – This podcast has two hosts who are somewhat different points in their careers both trying to get to that next point. They discuss study as well as projects they are working on. To be honest I could not get into this one but I think if it was ten years earlier in my career I would have loved this.

Digital Guardian did a recent 35 of the Best Information Security Podcasts to Follow article that includes several podcasts I was not familiar with.