Great Cyber Podcasts

Dimitri van Zantvliet
9 min readOct 10, 2021


Midjourney prompt: Cyberpunk cybersecurity operations center analysts wearing headphones working with computers

As our time is scarce and it is necesarry to stay informed I’ve summed up the podcasts I try to follow on a -somewhat- weekly basis. Commuting while listening to these voices is efficient and -at least for me- relaxing. The list contains IT/OT/OSINT, I guess my favorite topics. I’ll add or remove podcasts every now and then. Feel free to add your favorite podcast in the comments as well. I don’t want to miss out! Dutch spoken podcasts at the end too..

Here goes (in Alphabetic Order):

  • Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson. Biweekly
  • Application Security Weekly, weekly Tuesday release by Mike Shema, John Kinsella and Akira Brand.
  • Application Security Podcast by Chris Romeo and Robert Hurlbut. DevSecOps, Secure Coding, OWASP, it’s all here! Weekly updates.
  • Azure Security podcast. A twice-monthly podcast dedicated to Security, Privacy, Compliance, Governance and Reliability on the Microsoft Cloud Platform. Hosted by Microsoft security experts Michael Howard, Sarah Young, Gladys Rodriguez and Mark Simos
  • Beers with Talos by Mitch Neff. Monthly catch up on threat intel including ICS and IIoT.
  • @BEERISAC curated playlist by Anton Shipulin. Excellent trove of ICS, PLC, OT and critical infra cyber security topics.
  • Breadcrumbs by Trace Labs.
  • Capture the CISO by Johna Till Johnson, (CISO Series). Capture the CISO is the conversation interested CISOs have with vendors about their solutions. It’s also a competition, with vendors are judged across three variables
  • CISO Series by David Spark, Mike Johnson and Andy Ellis. CISO Series Podcast formerly known as CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast is a 35-minute weekly news and opinion podcast (Tuesdays at 6 A.M. ET) hosted by cybersecurity journalist David Spark and veteran CISOs Mike Johnson and Andy Ellis. We discuss varied topics in cybersecurity leadership, dealing with security issues, and how cybersecurity practitioners work with security vendors. Plus we play a few games.
  • Click Here by Recorded Future. Every Tuesday, Click Here tells stories about the people and ideas shaping our digital world. We go beyond the headlines, taking listeners on a journey behind-the-scenes of some of today’s biggest cyber and intelligence news. Hosted by former NPR Investigations correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, Click Here pulls back the curtain on the shadowy world of ransomware, disinformation campaigns, and cyber operations and helps listeners protect themselves from our adversaries in cyberspace.
  • Cloudy with a chance of trust by Pam Kubiatowski. A podcast for digital transformation leaders. Network security experts Pam Kubiatowski and Lisa Lorenzin discuss the latest cyber-attack issues, enterprise security strategies, and current security events so that you can successfully accelerate network and security transformation.
  • CSO Perspectives by Rick Howard. This is not your typical security interview show. Join CSO and Chief Analyst, Rick Howard, as he discusses the ideas, strategies and technologies that senior cybersecurity executives wrestle with on a daily basis. Rick is regularly joined by CyberWire’s Hash Table experts to offer opposing viewpoints, diverse perspectives and hash out differences when theory and practice collide.
  • Cyber by VICE. Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don’t have to. Host Matthew Gault talks every week to Motherboard reporters about the stories they’re breaking and to the industry’s most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.
  • Cyberwire Daily by Dave Bittner. 20 mins every weekday update in depth.
  • Cybersecurity Headlines by Steve Prentice, Rich Stroffolino and Sean Kelly. 6 mins update delivering cyber stories from the world. Weekly review on Thursdaynight. Defense in Depth by David Spark delivers a weekly 30 mins deep dive.
  • Cyber Risk Management Podcast by Kip Boyle and Jake Bernstein. The Cyber Risk Management Podcast helps executives to become more proficient cyber risk managers. You’ll learn how to efficiently and effectively reduce your cybersecurity risks and how to continuously improve your cybersecurity management processes.
  • CISA Cybersecurity Alerts produced by Jennifer Eiben, Flash cybersecurity advisories from the US Government. These alerts provide timely technical and operational information, indicators of compromise, and mitigations for current major security threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits. These alerts have been edited and adapted for audio by The CyberWire as a public service.
  • Cybersecurity Sauna by Janne Kauhanen. Monthly technical update with expert guests.
  • Cybersecurity Today. Updates on the latest cybersecurity threats to businesses, data breach disclosures, and how you can secure your firm in an increasingly risky time.
  • Cybercrime Magazine podcast. The Cybercrime Magazine Podcast is your destination for cybersecurity facts, figures, predictions and statistics. Listen to interviews with top industry experts, Fortune 500 CISOs, and cybersecurity CEOs — plus rundowns of the latest news involving hacks and breaches, coverage of topics such as women in cyber, programs at high schools and colleges, and more. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Cyber Work podcast. Join us in the fight against cybercrime with weekly conversations about cybersecurity skills, jobs and industry trends.
  • Darknet Diaries by Jack Rhysider. Monthly gripping deepdive into the darkest side of the internet.
  • Darkweb Today by Alberto Hill and Nicole Eggert. “In 2014, Alberto Daniel Hill, an expert in cybersecurity, found a security issue in a medical provider’s website. In reporting the issue, it led him to become the first person imprisoned in Uruguay for a computer-related crime — a crime he didn’t commit, and one that probably never even happened. Alberto, a hacker, was the perfect target for a judicial system that doesn’t understand cybersecurity or cybercrimes. Through police misconduct and incompetence, his life was thrown into upheaval., I am Alberto and this podcast is about my story, cybersecurity, etc.
  • Defense in Depth. Defense in Depth is a 25-minute weekly advice podcast (Thursdays at 6 A.M. ET) that’s based on a single online discussion. The show is co-hosted by technology journalist David Spark and Geoff Belknap, CISO, LinkedIn or Steve Zalewski, former CISO, Levi Strauss.
  • Defensive Security Podcast. The Defensive Security podcast is an attempt to look at recent security news and pick out lessons we can apply to the organizations we are charged with keeping secure. This podcast is hosted by Jerry Bell (@maliciouslink) and Andrew Kalat (@lerg).
  • Down the Security Rabbithole by Rafal Los and James Jardine. weekly 45mins deep dive with expert guests covering the latest issues.
  • DrZeroTrust by Chase Cunningham. Twice a week cybernews breakdown in 30mins. You might have to adjust your settings to allow “explicit content” :-)
  • Hacked podcast. As hacking leaves the dark corners of the internet and makes its way into our daily lives, we set out to paint a picture of this curious (and occasionally criminal) world. Join us on Hacked, as Jordan Bloemen, communicator and storyteller, and Scott Francis Winder, technologist and computer security hobbyist, delve into a new story every episode.
  • Hacking Humans by Joe Carrigan and Dave Bittner (does he ever sleep?). Great OSINT stuff and tricks brought every Thursday.
  • ICS StormCast. Daily 5–10 min update by Johannes Ullrich “..from Jacksonville Florida”
  • Into the Metaverse by Bloomberg. The metaverse is the next big technology platform, attracting online game makers, social networks and plenty of investment. Join the conversation with Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst Matthew Kanterman and Supersocial founder and CEO Yonatan Raz-Fridman as we break down the biggest developments with the most interesting minds who are building, investing in and experiencing the metaverse.
  • ISF Podcast. Weekly update
  • Malicious Life podcast. Malicious Life by Cybereason tells the unknown stories of the history of cybersecurity, with comments and reflections by real hackers, security experts, journalists, and politicians.
  • Naked Security by Spohos. We share our technical knowledge and advice in plain English, in a style that is entertaining yet serious, with plenty of expert advice you can use both at work and at home.
  • Open Source Security podcast. Weekly updates.
  • OSINT Curious monthly deepdive into social engineering, threat intelligence and dismanteling cyber criminal organisations.
  • Redefining Cybersecurity. Hosted by Sean Martin, CISSP Have you ever thought that we are selling cybersecurity insincerely, buying it indiscriminately, and deploying it ineffectively? For cybersecurity to be genuinely effective, we must make it consumable and usable.
  • Recorded future with Dave Bittner again. Sharing cyber security stories on a weekly basis.
  • RiskyBiz by Patrick Gray. Weekly updates and insights. Endorsed by Brian Krebs so it must be darn good.
  • Security in Five by Drew Koenig. Security In 5 brings you security news, tips and opinions on information IT and general security in about five minutes. Straight and to the point information in a timeframe you can easily listen to in one sitting. Whether you are a security professional or someone that wants to keep personal data safe this podcast will cover everyone
  • Security Now . Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of SpinRite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte.
  • Smashing Security. A helpful and hilarious take on the week’s tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It’s not your typical cybersecurity podcast…
  • Talos Takes. Every week, host Jon Munshaw brings on a new guest from Talos or the broader Cisco Secure world to break down a complicated security topic in just five or 10 minutes. We cover everything from breaking news to attacker trends and emerging threats.
  • The Cloudcast. The Cloudcast is the industry’s leading, independent Cloud Computing podcast. Since 2011, co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely have interviewed technology and business leaders.
  • The Cybrary Podcast. We discuss a range topics from DevSecOps and Ransomware attacks to diversity and how to retain of talent. Entrepreneurs at all stages of their startup companies join us to share their stories and experience, including how to get funding, hiring the best talent, driving sales, and choosing where to base your business.
  • The Industrial Security Podcast by Andrew Ginter and Nate Nelson. One of the few deep dives into cybersec issues in PLC’s, ICS, SCADA and critical infra’s in general environments.
  • The Osint Bunker. The OSINT Bunker is a defence and security based podcast aimed at expanding people’s knowledge of the geopolitical landscape.
  • The Privacy Security & Osint show by Michael Bazzell. Our podcast presents ideas to help you become digitally invisible, stay secure from cyber threats, and make you a better online investigator.
  • The Shared Security show. The Shared Security Show brings you news, tips, advice, and interviews with cybersecurity and privacy experts to help you live more secure and private in our connected world.
  • The Social Engineering Podcast. The Social-Engineer Podcast is about humans. Understanding how we interact, communicate and relay information can help us protect, mitigate and understand social engineering attacks
  • The Techbrief by Euractiv. EURACTIV Digital & Media Editor Luca Bertuzzi gives a breakdown of the week’s biggest European tech news in the world of politics and policy.
  • The world of Intelligence. Harry Kemsley and Sean Corbett are joined by Dr Claire Yorke, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, to discuss the fascinating subject of empathy and why it is so important in decision making, our analysis and open-source intelligence.
  • Unsupervised Learning by Daniel Miessler. Weekly 20mins update on breaches, news, conferences.
  • Unsolicited Response Podcast by Dale Peterson. Great weekly deep dives on ICS/SCADA cyber security. Month in review bonus!

Dutch spoken:

  • Angrynerds. Welkom op de website van onze Angry Nerds Podcast! De hilarische talkshow over privacy, security, ethiek, technologie en wetenschap. Elke aflevering bespreken we de actualiteiten van de afgelopen tijd met een bonte verzameling nerds. Had je al door dat we het woord “cyber” (*proost!*) als drinkspel gebruiken? Zo luister je nog gezelliger naar elke aflevering. Een goede toepassing voor een verder redelijk betekenisloos woordje.
  • CISO Secure the Future door Dave Maasland. CISO Secure the Future is een maandelijkse podcast over digitale beveiliging. Met CISO’s, voor CISO’s. Over hoe we vandaag beschermen, om morgen veiliger te zijn. Ik ben Dave Maasland en in CISO Secure the Future ga ik in gesprek met vooraanstaande security leiders in ons land. Je leert als CISO met name hoe vakcollega’s kijken naar dit onderwerp, en met name in deze tijd. Hoe gaan we om met de huidige ransomwarecrisis? Hoe gaan we om met de dreigingen in de toekomst? Hoe begin je in het CISO vak? En hoe leg je een security framework neer? Kortom het is tijd om CISO’s onderling in Nederland te verbinden, en meer kennis uit te wisselen.
  • ENTER door NCSC. Dit is Enter, de podcast van het Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum. In Enter ontrafelen we in 5 korte afleveringen een specifieke cybercrisis. Host Yasmine Abiadh geeft het woord aan NCSC’ers, cyberexperts en andere betrokkenen. Zij vertellen over hoe zij hebben gehandeld, wat ze hebben geleerd en wat zij verwachten van de crisis van morgen. Luister naar Enter en duik samen met de experts in de wereld van Cybersecurity
  • In de ban van Rian. Nederland kent Rian van Rijbroek als ‘cybercharlatan’. Toch heeft ze IT-miljonair Gerard Sanderink in haar macht. Wie is deze Rian van Rijbroek, waarom doet ze wat ze doet en hoe kan ze al zo lang haar gang gaan? In de podcast ‘In de ban van Rian’ zoekt Tubantia-journalist Angelique Kunst het antwoord op die vragen.

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Latest update: March 5th 2023



Dimitri van Zantvliet

dad, husband, friend, explorer, cyber geek, wonderer..and CISO of Dutch Railways