20 Best Information Security Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about information security ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best information security podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Information Security Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Risky Business

  • Publisher: Patrick Gray
  • Total Episodes: 168

Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.

The Lawfare Podcast

  • Publisher: The Lawfare Institute
  • Total Episodes: 175

The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rational Security

  • Publisher: The Lawfare Institute
  • Total Episodes: 315

A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Washington Post and featuring Brookings scholars Tamara Cofman Wittes, Benjamin Wittes, and Susan Hennessey. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Paul’s Security Weekly

For the latest in computer security news, hacking, and research! We sit around, drink beer, and talk security. Our show will feature technical segments that show you how to use the latest tools and techniques. Special guests appear on the show to enlighten us and change your perspective on information security.

7 Minute Security

  • Publisher: Brian Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 468

7 Minute Security is a weekly information security podcast focusing on penetration testing, blue teaming and building a career in security. The podcast also features in-depth interviews with industry leaders who share their insights, tools, tips and tricks for being a successful security engineer.

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

  • Publisher: Rafal Los (Wh1t3Rabbit)
  • Total Episodes: 482

Follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit … attention technology and business leaders! The “Down the Security Rabbithole” podcast is not your ordinary security podcast, primarily because we take a business perspective on the colorful and fast-paced world of information security. Bringing useful commentary on relevant events in the information security community, filtered through a no-nonsense business first approach, this is a podcast that helps you get the sane perspective on hacks, risks, threats and technology that you need to help make decisions in your daily life and in your organization.

SANS Internet Stormcenter Daily Network/Cyber Security and Information Security Stormcast

  • Publisher: Johannes B. Ullrich
  • Total Episodes: 1225

A brief daily summary of what is important in information security. The podcast is published every weekday and designed to get you ready for the day with a brief, usually 5 minute long, summary of current network security related events. The content is late breaking, educational and based on listener input as well as on input received by the SANS Internet Stormcenter. You may submit questions and comments via our contact form at https://isc.sans.edu/contact.html .

The New CISO

  • Publisher: Steve Moore, Exabeam
  • Total Episodes: 49

The New CISO is hosted by Exabeam Chief Security Strategist, Steve Moore. A former IT security leader himself, Steve sits down with Chief Information Security Officers to get their take on cybersecurity trends, what it takes to lead security teams and how things are changing in today’s world.

Defensive Security Podcast – Malware, Hacking, Cyber Security & Infosec

  • Publisher: Jerry Bell and Andrew Kalat
  • Total Episodes: 200

Defensive Security is a weekly information security podcast which reviews recent high profile cyber security breaches, data breaches, malware infections and intrusions to identify lessons that we can learn and apply to the organizations we protect.

Security In Five Podcast

  • Publisher: Binary Blogger
  • Total Episodes: 984

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. Be aware, be safe, welcome to Security In 5.

UNSECURITY: Information Security Podcast

  • Publisher: InfoSec Missionaries
  • Total Episodes: 132

Weekly information security podcast airing Monday mornings hosted by Evan Francen and Brad Nigh. In a unique focus on protecting personal information, Evan and Brad discuss information security as an issue that includes cyber security, physical security, as well as administrative controls. Evan is the CEO of FRSecure and the author of the book UNSECURITY (publish date December, 2018). Brad is the Director of Consulting at FRSecure and a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Hosting things like FRSecure’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Mentor Program, online hangouts, and other events together, the chemistry in their banter is sure to delight!

SECTION 9 Cyber Security

  • Publisher: SECTION 9
  • Total Episodes: 204

Information Security is the name of the game. Don’t let the hackers win!

Cyber Security Headlines

  • Publisher: CISO Series
  • Total Episodes: 213

Daily stories from the world of information security. To delve into any daily story, head to CISOseries.com.

Cyber Security Sauna

  • Publisher: F-Secure
  • Total Episodes: 53

Cyber Security Sauna brings you expert guests with sizzling insight into the latest information security trends and topics. F-Secure’s Janne Kauhanen hosts the show to make sure you know all you need to about the hotter-than-ever infosec game. Join us as we sweat out the hot topics in security.

Security Unlocked

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Total Episodes: 29

Security Unlocked explores the technology and people powering Microsoft’s Security solutions. In each episode, Microsoft Security evangelists Nic Fillingham and Natalia Godyla take a closer look at the latest innovations in threat intelligence, security research, and data science, with a special focus on demystifying artificial intelligence and machine learning. Be sure to listen in and subscribe! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

State of the Hack

  • Publisher: Mandiant
  • Total Episodes: 38

State of the Hack discusses the latest in information security, digital forensics, incident response, cyber espionage, APT attack trends, and tales from the front lines of significant targeted intrusions.


  • Publisher: Humans of InfoSec
  • Total Episodes: 63

A podcast that explores the stories of real people, their work, and its impact on the information security industry. Join security expert Caroline Wong as she focuses on the human side of security. Don’t forget to follow the podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/humansofinfosec

Think Like a Hacker with Wordfence

  • Publisher: Wordfence
  • Total Episodes: 118

Mark Maunder co-founded Wordfence in 2011 after his WordPress site was hacked and he learned how hard it was to clean and secure. Today the team has grown to over 35 members world-wide and Wordfence protects over 4 million WordPress sites. On the Think Like a Hacker podcast, we cover interesting topics related to WordPress, security and innovation. Episodes alternate between security news and interviews with innovators from WordPress and information security communities.

National Security Law Today

  • Publisher: National Security Law Today
  • Total Episodes: 179

National Security Law Today brings legal experts discussing the hot topics and current issues in the world of national security law right to your phone. Get information and advice for lawyers, law students or interested parties who want to dig deeper into the law that protects the country.

Paul’s Security Weekly (Podcast-Only)

  • Publisher: Paul Asadoorian
  • Total Episodes: 384

For the latest in computer security news, hacking, and research! We sit around, drink beer, and talk security. Our show will feature technical segments that show you how to use the latest tools and techniques. Special guests appear on the show to enlighten us and change your perspective on information security. Note: This is only Paul’s Security Weekly, a 2-hour show recorded once per week.

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