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7 Best Cybersecurity Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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  • Cybersecurity is an up and coming field. From security breaches to digital terrorism, people want to know how to be protected.
  • Podcasts are a great way to learn about a variety of subjects, but there are several podcasts that will provide information about cybersecurity.
  • From knowledge about hacking to tools about personal security, these podcasts can help you learn more about cybersecurity.

If you're in the IT and cybersecurity field, we've identified 13 podcasts that are full of insightful discussions, interviews, and guides on the latest trends and news. From the latest security technology to the rise of new malware, these podcasts are perfect for catching up on the news, gleaning helpful tips, not to mention that they're entertaining to listen to.

Whether you're on your commute, at your desk, or at the gym, press Play on one of these podcasts to stay on top of what's new in the cybersecurity field.

Hosted by renowned cybersecurity researcher and engineer Steve Gibson and tech broadcaster Leo Laporte, Security Now has covered a wide variety of topics on cybersecurity since 2005. 

The two discuss the latest news and a specific topic for each episode. Topics include the latest exploits found in software and cybersecurity as it relates to new tech, such as blockchain, VPN security, and hundreds of other subjects. Episodes are two hours long and focus primarily on personal computer security.

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Risky Business is hosted by Australian tech journalist Patrick Gray. Listen as he interviews cybersecurity experts and discusses industry news and trends. Gray talks about the latest data breaches, state-sponsored cybercrime and how politics can affect information security.

Other entertaining topics include recruiting video game hackers for cybersecurity and how to avoid "snake oil" security solutions.

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In the Defensive Security podcasts, hosts Jerry Bell and Andrew Kalat discuss and break down the week's cybersecurity headlines, such as recent breaches or popular malware, and how they relate to your own cybersecurity.

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This show's tagline states that it's the security podcast that fills the gap between technical security podcasts and Security Now. Each week cybersecurity experts Andy Willingham, Martin Fisher, and Steve Ragan discuss the importance of information security and evaluate various solutions on the Southern Fried Security Podcast. The crew covers more basic topics plus unconventional cybersecurity subjects. 

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A quick and easy way to catch up on cybersecurity headlines, the SANS Internet Storm Center StormCast daily podcast is only five minutes long, but it quickly details the newest threats and solutions out there. The bite-sized episodes warn you about new exploits, which programs to avoid and details of important OS patches notes.

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The IT Pro Show podcast is hosted by IT professional veterans John and Mike Kresic who discuss varies topics about the IT architecture field. They discuss other topics, including how to embark on a career in the IT field. 

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Through informative interviews regarding security culture, cryptography, DDoS attacks and threat modeling, Exploring Information Security brings information from thought leaders in the IT security space. Host Timothy De Block also brings perspectives from DerbyCon.

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This podcast, named after the hacker tactic of social engineering, uses a combination of indie music, interviews and roundtable discussions to talk about how humans are usually at fault for security breaches.

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This podcast provides ample amount of information regarding hacks, data breaches, security and more.

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This bi-weekly podcast discusses information security and the journey from discovery to decision making in the data world. Hosted by Bob Rudis and Jay Jacobs, Data Driven Security: The Podcast works to provide insight from security data science pioneers and information security seasoned veterans to listeners.

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This is a community focused show, where people tune in each week to ask questions on the air. From "Pushing the Limits of Linux” to “Net Neutrality,” the Ask Noah Show provides a great amount of information to tech newbies and tech gurus alike.

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Started as Today with a Techie in 2005, Hacker Public Radio is a hub for podcasters to create podcasts regarding any information that would be of interest to hackers of all sorts. Produced by listeners, these podcasts vary in topic and presenter, since they are not completed by the same people each week. However, this is a great opportunity for people who are interested in information about hacking to take a shot at creating their own podcast.

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Created by people who love to hack and learn about hacking, Hak5 is created as an environment for educating, equipping and encouraging people to learn how to hack as a means to protecting themselves from ultimately being the victim of hacking. Started in 2005, Hak5 has become a network for a variety of sister shows, including HakTip, ThreatWire, MetaSploit Minute and TekThing. Hak5 even has their own line of gear for the modern hacker.

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