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The 6 best cybersecurity podcasts

Harold de Vries


Podcasts have been around for years and you’ll be able to find multiple for every topic you can think of, including cybersecurity. As avid podcast fan, I listen to numerous cybersecurity podcasts on a regular basis.

Podcasts are an excellent way to learn and stay up to date with cybersecurity and cyber threats. But with so many options to choose from, finding the best cybersecurity podcasts can be overwhelming. The following list, in no particular order, contains the 6 best cybersecurity podcasts that are worth listening to, ranging from weekly podcasts to daily roundups. These podcasts have excellent ratings, and most of them are easily accessible on streaming platforms, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and Google Podcasts.

Darknet Diaries

Average episode length: 40 - 75 minutes

Host: Jack Rhysider

Frequency: 1 - 2 episodes per month

Darknet Diaries is based on true stories from the dark web. Stories revolve around hacking, data breaches and cybercrime, and the narrative is easy to follow for both technology experts and novices alike. This podcast has received a lot of acclaim due to its investigative nature and currently has more than 200,000 listeners.

Cybersecurity Headlines

Average episode length: 6 - 30 minutes

Host: David Spark, Mike Johnson and Andy Ellis

Frequency: Daily

As part of the CISO series, Cybersecurity Headlines is a daily podcasts that delivers cybersecurity headlines in a brief daily summary. It’s easy to listen to and keeps you up to date with the most important news on cybersecurity. Every Friday this podcast brings the longer Week in Review show, where the hosts talk through the week’s news with a guest.

CyberWire Daily

Average episode length: under 30 minutes

Host: Dave Bittner

Frequency: Every weekday

CyberWire Daily delivers a clear rundown of the top cyber news, but delivers it with more depth compared to the Cybersecurity Headlines podcast. Released each weekday, the podcast features conversations with a broad range of professionals from business, academia and research institutions around the world.

Risky Business

Average episode length: approx. 60 minutes

Host: Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau

Frequency: Weekly

Hosted by award-winning journalist Patrick Gray and principal security consultant Adam Boileau, Risky Business is geared toward information security professionals. The podcast offers news and insightful analysis on cybersecurity topics from leading industry experts.

Human Factor Security

Average episode length: approx. 50 minutes

Host: Jenny Radcliffe

Frequency: Every 3 weeks

This podcast is hosted by world-famous social engineer Jenny Radcliffe. She takes a deep dive into the human element in social engineering, Infosec, and security. This show regularly features interviews with high-level cybersecurity professionals.

Hacking Humans

Average episode length: 30 to 40 minutes

Host: Dave Bittner and Joe Carrigan

Frequency: Weekly

Hacking Humans is published by CyberWire, a prominent cybersecurity audio network that also hosts the CyberWire Daily podcast. It takes a closer look at the criminal exploits, phishing tactics and social engineering frauds that are making headlines and harming businesses all around the world.

The Privacy, Security and OSINT Show

Average episode length: 60 minutes

Host: Michael Bazzell

Frequency: Weekly

Hosted by an 18-year veteran of the FBI Cyber Division, this podcast talks about the most recent developments in open source intelligence, digital security and privacy topics. It examines seemingly unconnected headlines in addition to providing a roundup of the most important news stories in cybersecurity.

Of course this top seven is not an official top chart, it’s based on my personal preferences. For example there's Naked Security, which is a great podcast, but a bit too technical for me to enjoy a full episode. Do you recommend other cybersecurity podcasts? Let us know!
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