20 Best Security Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about security? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best 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, Linkedin us Threat.Technology (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best Security Podcasts 2021

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

The Lawfare Podcast

  • Publisher: The Lawfare Institute
  • Total Episodes: 165

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 See for privacy and opt-out information.

Risky Business

  • Publisher: Patrick Gray
  • Total Episodes: 165

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 Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show

  • Publisher: Michael Bazzell
  • Total Episodes: 216

Your weekly dose of privacy, digital security, and open source intelligence (OSINT) news and opinion.

CISO-Security Vendor Relationship Podcast

  • Publisher: Mike Johnson and David Spark
  • Total Episodes: 152

Discussions, tips, and debates around improving the communications and services that security vendors provide to their customers, the security buyer.

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.

Malicious Life

  • Publisher: Cybereason
  • Total Episodes: 121

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.

7 Minute Security

  • Publisher: Brian Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 466

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.

War on the Rocks

  • Publisher: Ryan Evans
  • Total Episodes: 154

Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.

Random but Memorable

  • Publisher: 1Password
  • Total Episodes: 69

Lighthearted security advice and banter from 1Password and guests.

The Realignment

  • Publisher: The Realignment
  • Total Episodes: 125

The United States is in the midst of a dramatic political realignment with shifting views on national security, economics, technology, and the role of government in our lives. Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff explore this with thinkers, policymakers, and more.

Open Source Security Podcast

  • Publisher: Josh Bressers & Kurt Seifried
  • Total Episodes: 271

A security podcast geared towards those looking to better understand security topics of the day. Hosted by Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers covering a wide range of topics including IoT, application security, operational security, cloud, devops, and security news of the day. There is a special open source twist to the discussion often giving a unique perspective on any given topic.

Rational Security

  • Publisher: The Lawfare Institute
  • Total Episodes: 312

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 for privacy and opt-out information.

Application Security PodCast

  • Publisher: Chris Romeo and Robert Hurlbut
  • Total Episodes: 170

Chris and Robert deconstruct world-class Application Security experts, digging deep to find the tools, tactics, projects, and tricks that make them successful. Each episode begins with the guest’s security origin story or how they got started in Application Security. Topics range from DevOps+security, secure coding, OWASP, threat modeling, security culture, and anything else they can think of regarding application security. Chris Romeo (@edgeroute) is the CEO of Security Journey, and Robert Hurlbut (@roberthurlbut) is a Threat Modeling Architect.

Security Now (Audio)

  • Publisher: TWiT
  • Total Episodes: 52

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. Records live every Tuesday at 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific / 20:30 UTC.

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

  • Publisher: Rafal Los (Wh1t3Rabbit)
  • Total Episodes: 480

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.

The New CISO

  • Publisher: Steve Moore, Exabeam
  • Total Episodes: 48

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.

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

  • Publisher: Johannes B. Ullrich
  • Total Episodes: 1216

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 .

Church Security Roll Call

  • Publisher: Sheepdog Church Security
  • Total Episodes: 275

Weekly Tips and Encouragement for Church Security Teams based on the research and experience of Kris Moloney and the Sheepdog Church Security Team.

ShadowTalk Threat Intelligence by Digital Shadows

  • Publisher: Digital Shadows
  • Total Episodes: 203

Digital Shadows’ ShadowTalk discusses the latest threat intelligence and cybersecurity news with our panel of threat intelligence experts, security engineers, security researchers, and more.

Foreign Podicy

  • Publisher: FDD
  • Total Episodes: 78

A national security and foreign policy podcast from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).


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