20 Best Security Headlines Podcasts of 2021

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

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Best Security Headlines Podcasts 2021

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

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • Publisher: Ian Masters
  • Total Episodes: 1249

Background Briefing goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard elsewhere in American media. Background Briefing features international and national news, expert guests, policymakers, and critics offering analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural, and social issues.

Deep Dish on Global Affairs

  • Publisher: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Total Episodes: 229

Deep Dish on Global Affairs goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. With world news in rapid development, Deep Dish brings together experts in foreign policy, national security, economics, and whatever field is in flux during the week to talk through what’s happening, why, and why it matters.

A Podcast Called INTREPID

  • Publisher: Stephanie Carvin and Craig Forcese
  • Total Episodes: 108

In "A podcast Called INTREPID", Stephanie Carvin (NPSIA, Carleton University) and Craig Forcese (Faculty of Law, uOttawa) discuss and debate issues in Canadian national security law and policy, sometimes ripped from the headlines, and in other instances, just because they seem interesting.

The 443 – Security Simplified

  • Publisher: Secplicity
  • Total Episodes: 151

Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down and simplifying the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends. Using our special blend of expertise, wit, and cynicism, we’ll turn complex security concepts into easily understood and actionable insights.


  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of War
  • Total Episodes: 72

Overwatch, an Institute for the Study of War podcast, goes beyond the news headlines to give listeners analysis and commentary on issues related to U.S. national security and American foreign policy. The episodes feature discussions with experts and practitioners to explore what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the U.S.


  • Publisher: American Security Project
  • Total Episodes: 39

Flashpoint is the American Security Project’s weekly podcast. Host Andrew Holland discusses tomorrow’s headlines today with leading experts.

Fault Lines

  • Publisher: National Security Institute
  • Total Episodes: 79

Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way.Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jodi Herman, Jamil Jaffer, Dana Stroul, and Lester Munson.Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines and the news stories you may have missed. See for privacy and opt-out information.

The Asia Chessboard

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 40

The “Asia Chessboard” features in-depth conversations with the most prominent strategic thinkers on Asia. CSIS Senior Vice President for Asia and former senior national security council official Michael Green takes the debate beyond the headlines of the day to explore the historical context and inside decision-making process on major geopolitical developments from the Himalayas to the South China Sea. Experience the hard calls and consequential debates that drive US policy towards this critical region of the world.

Babel: Translating the Middle East

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 79

Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from the Middle East Program. This podcast is made possible through the generous support of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. All views, positions, and conclusions expressed here should be understood to be solely of those of the speaker(s).

Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast

  • Publisher: International Security Driver Association
  • Total Episodes: 158

The ISDA Podcasts are a convenient communication tool that can increase your professional development. We provide secure transportation and executive protection news, headlines, trends, and announcements from the International Security Driver Association. The International Security Driver Association (ISDA) serves our members by supporting an international forum of protection professionals who share their knowledge and experience for the education and benefit of the membership. ISDA represents all aspects of the Executive Protection profession from all parts of the Globe. ISDA serves members who are either inexperienced and experienced practitioners. Whether you are exploring a career in executive protection, new to the profession, honing your expertise, or an established security executive, ISDA offers its Members benchmark educational, networking, and marketing programs.

EU Now

  • Publisher: EU Delegation to the US
  • Total Episodes: 92

EU Now takes you beyond the international headlines to focus on a different facet of the European Union. We explore a wide range of topics such as counterterrorism and security, the economy, trade, public health, gender equality, history, culture and more. Tune in for interviews with commissioners, thought leaders, historians, activists, ambassadors, economists, Delegation staff and regular citizens. Each episode, we’ll explore not only the topic at hand, but also how it impacts the EU-US relationship. Join us on this transatlantic deep dive!

Canadian Intelligence Eh

  • Publisher: Phil Gurski
  • Total Episodes: 360

Everywhere you look these days terrorism and violent extremism dominate the headlines. Whether you follow what is happening in Afghanistan or Iraq, or in the West writ large, we are inundated with news of attacks by groups and individuals fighting for a ’cause’.In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counterterrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.

Cyber Humanity

  • Publisher: Immersive Labs
  • Total Episodes: 35

There’s a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can’t deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg. These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks. Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as ‘Mr Nothing to CVE here…’), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.

Security Headlines

  • Publisher: Firo Solutions
  • Total Episodes: 24

Security Headlines is a podcast about the latest security vulnerabilities with in the cyber security field. So if your interested about the latest security holes no mather if you are a tech savy penetration tester, a devops person, a programmer or just generally interested in the latest technology security news. Security headlines is here for you Security headlines is perfect to listen on when you want a quick update, on the way to work or when you are taking a walk out side The podcast is produced by


  • Publisher: CyberWire, Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 81

Join us for thought provoking conversations on surveillance, digital privacy, and cybersecurity law and policy in the information age. Each week, hosts Dave Bittner and Ben Yelin break down the headlines, legal cases, and policy battles that matter most. 

Hacked Off

  • Publisher: Secarma
  • Total Episodes: 90

Hacked Off demystifies the world of cybersecurity. Hosted by Secarma’s Managing Director, Holly Grace Williams, it features weekly interviews delving beneath the headlines of the latest hacks, breaches and vulnerabilities, providing expert advice on how to stay safe online. This podcast is brought to you by global cybersecurity and penetration testing company, Secarma.

5 Trends, 5 Minutes: Cyber & Fraud

  • Publisher: Kount
  • Total Episodes: 40

Discover the latest news and trends in cybersecurity and fraud prevention in the Kount 5 Trends, 5 Minutes: Cyber & Fraud podcast. Each week co-hosts Lacey Briggs and Emily Valla will bring you the top five headlines with insights from industry experts on how to protect your business from eCommerce fraud, payments fraud, bots, account takeover and more. Join us every Thursday.

The CyberHub Podcast

  • Publisher: The CyberHub Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 260

The Hub of the Infosec Community. Our mission is to provide substantive and quality content that’s more than headlines or sales pitches. We want to be a valuable source to assist those cybersecurity practitioners in their mission to keep their organizations secure.

Hurricane Labs InfoSec Podcast

  • Publisher: Hurricane Labs
  • Total Episodes: 32

The Hurricane Labs InfoSec Podcast features the clashing of swords and witty banter about the latest security topics. Listen in as we discuss headlines, hacks, tech tips, Splunk stuff, and more!


  • Publisher: SciaticNerd
  • Total Episodes: 18

Security Endeavors is geared for people looking to learn about, or get involved with, the field of Computer Information Security. Originally offered as a series of interviews offering real-life insight to help the curious find or make their own path, the format now includes weekly headlines. As time permits we’ll include conversations with professionals to learn what holds their interest and pursuing the work they’re passionate about. 


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