The Best Cybersecurity Podcasts You Should Listen to in 2019

Ruth Rawlings
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Delving into the world of cybersecurity may seem intimidating at first since it’s such a technical subject. But with technology becoming a bigger part of our lives, learning about online threats is a must. Whether you work in tech or you’re just beginning to learn about the industry, here are the best cybersecurity podcasts on the subject in 2019.

Darknet Diaries

This cybersecurity podcast focuses on crazy and twisted, masterfully told stories about hackers, malware, breaches, and other online threats. Episodes are released bi-weekly, and last about 30-60 minutes with a few spanning over an hour. The host Jack Rhysider brings on hackers, experts, and other people with interesting stories. This podcast is sure to hook you from episode one.

Security Now!

Security Now! podcast is one of the longest-running cybersecurity shows out there. Its weekly, two-hour episodes are hosted by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte, with the focus on the most significant security events of the week. It’s great for casual listeners since it covers the latest issues and introduces the subjects quite well.

Risky Biz

Another long-running weekly podcast focusing on cybersecurity, hosted by journalist Patrick Gray. Known as one of the best security podcasts out there, it covers the most important news of the week with industry insiders. Each episode is about an hour long and is a great listen for beginners and IT specialists alike.


The Cyberwire daily podcast hosted by David Bittner gives you a 20 minute rundown on the most important security and technology news of the day. It doesn’t get too technical, so it’s suitable for anyone who wants to stay in the know about the industry.

Hacking Humans

Another Cyberwire production, hosted by David Bittner. Hacking Humans takes a look at social engineering, phishing schemes, and other scams directed at people and organizations. Its’ easily digestible, 30-minute episodes come out every Thursday.

The Social-Engineer Podcast

This security podcast focuses on one of the most interesting aspects of cybercrime — social engineering. Each episode explores the way hackers exploit and manipulate people to gain access to sensitive data. The podcast is hosted by a panel of cybersecurity experts, who discuss and interview other industry insiders. A new hour-long episode comes out every month.

Unsupervised Learning

Hosted by an infosec expert with over 20 years of experience Daniel Miessler. The short 10-30 minute episodes focus on information security and technology every week. Unsupervised Learning is a great way to gain more insight into the industry for amateurs and experts without having to invest too much time.

Smashing Security

This award-winning podcast is hosted by Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault. With over 100 episodes under their belt, the hosts focus on the latest, interesting security issues, giving you deep insights into the topics along the way. From space crimes to Tesla hacks, the podcast is as entertaining as it is informative.

Down the Security Rabbithole

Down the security rabbithole covers the business side of cybersecurity. Aimed at those already working in the industry, the podcast breaks down everything related to technology and its risks to business. Hosted by Rafal Los and James Jardine, episodes come out every week and range from 40 minutes to an hour.

7 Minute Security

Another podcast targeted at those already in the know, featuring interviews with infosec experts. These short, 15-minute episodes review penetration testing, blue teaming, and career possibilities in the industry. Hosted by Brian Johnson, the weekly episodes are also endlessly entertaining.

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