Podcasts & Shows


It is difficult to keep pace with the ever changing Digital Forensics, IT and Information Security landscapes. Something which is becoming ever more popular is the use of and the variety of podcasts within the industry. Of course, still use the whitepapers, academic research and other traditional material, however for those times where you simply need a news roundup and even other people opinions and perspectives on a subject, podcasts are a great way to keep informed.

Below we have listed a number of Podcast sources for the Digital Forensics, IT and Information security fields. imparticular, one of our favorites and a long time running is the Network Security Podcast. The Network Security Podcast is hosted by a truly international team from the USA and now also the UK since one of the key hosts recently relocated to London, UK. The show is hosted on a bi-weekly basis by regular voices Martin McKeay, Zach Lanier and Rich Mogull.

ASIS Security Management Podcast is a monthly podcast containing highlights from the ASIS Security Management magazine. The magazine and podcast tend to be heavily focused on physical security, but there is some information security mixed in also. This is a great podcast if you want to learn more about physical security.

Crypto-Gram Security Podcast is simply Bruce Schneier‘s monthly Crypto-Gram newsletter read aloud by Dan Henage. If you don’t have time to read the printed version of Crypto-Gram, this is a great way to keep up to date on a fascinating newsletter. If you haven’t read the Crypto-Gram newsletter you owe it to yourself to check out this podcast.

CyberSpeak is a podcast focused on forensics. It is hosted by two formal federal agents who have spent their careers doing data forensics work. This show covers everything from basic to cutting edge forensic techniques. Whether you are a novice in forensics or an experienced forensics examiner, you will learn something from each episode.

Eurotrash Security Podcast comes to us from a band of security professionals and hackers based in Europe.

Exotic Liability Podcast is often offensive, usually informative, but always a fun time. This podcast is definitely not safe for work. So be careful where you listen to it.

Forensic 4Cast – Forensic specific podcast by Lee Whitfield. Forensic 4Cast also hold the Forensic 4Cast awards for the best podcast show each year.

Network Security Podcast is a weekly security news podcast covering new stories from the previous week. This show covers all aspects of security. The hosts comment on the news stories, often adding insight which makes the program well worth the listen.

OWASP Security Podcast focuses on all aspects of web application security. Many of the episodes are short interviews with experts in this field. This podcast is a wonderful way to learn about or keep on top of web application security topics.

PaulDotCom Security Weekly focuses on the technical side of security. Shows usually include a technical segment, new stories from the previous week, and interviews with special guests. If you want to learn more about the technical side of security this is a podcast you must check out. They also provide very detailed show notes which can be helpful when trying to implement an attack discussed on the show. An episode of PaulDotCom Security Weekly often is broken into two parts and the entire weekly show usually runs two to three hours.

Risky Business is a news show which focuses on security from down under. The host of the show, Patrick Gray, does a very good job of explaining security concepts and concerns. Patrick also has a good handle on the importance of balancing security with business requirements, something many security folks forget. Because of these two factors, this is a great show for someone just getting into security.

The SANS ISC StormCast – ‘Stormcasts’ are daily 5-10 minute threat updates. Unlike our monthly webcast or “real” podcast, these updates are small and simple to produce so we should be able to come up with them on a regular schedule. With brief,  updated shows each day.

SecuraBit Podcast is a security news podcast that focuses on technical security topics.

Security Justice  This monthly podcast covers a variety of security topics but tends to lean more toward physical security and the convergence of physical and logical security. This also is the only security podcast recorded live in a bar. Because this podcast is recorded in a bar, expect bar like language that may not be safe for work.

Social Media Security Podcast focuses on the security concerns related to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and LinkedIn. The team that runs socialmediasecurity.com hosts the show. This podcast is a great way to learn about the threats in the emerging area of social media. The show also provides great case studies and stories that can be used for end user education and awareness training.

Social-Engineering.org Podcast is a monthly podcast focusing on social engineering. Produced by the team that run social-engineering.org, the podcast covers a number of topics related to social engineering. This podcast brings in some amazing guests. At first the guest’s or show topic’s relationship to social engineering might not be clear, but hang in there and the team always ties in how they relate. At its roots this podcast is about how to influence people, which is an important skill for any security professional to have.

Tenable Podcast – Covering Tenable’s Unified Security Monitoring products including Nessus and SecurityCenter. We also discuss the latest security news and vulnerabilities, in addition to interviewing some of the industry’s finest. Nessus Blog.

The Southern Fried Security Podcast looks at security from the CSO and management level, which is a welcome change from the often technical-heavy security podcasts. The podcast focuses on integrating security into a business and the importance of balancing the business needs with security.

If any of these podcasts sound interesting to you, we suggest you download a few episodes and give them a listen.

What security podcasts do you listen to? Any podcast you think we should start listening to? If so, tell us why via the Contact page.