Are There Any Good Podcasts Or Videocasts That I Can Learn Security From?

In this day and age cable is not the only place where you can find entertainment.

With the internet we know have a more specified way of getting radio and television shows to our homes.

No longer do we have to wait for the television to have a TV show about a topic that we like; there are thousands of people who make niche shows every day.

Some involve topics as broad as politics and others are as narrow as shows about the game World of Warcraft.

If you want to put on a show that will be watched or listened to by thousands then with the internet you have that opportunity.

This also involves the security community as well.

security podcasts and videocasts

security podcasts and videocasts

There are dozens of podcasts and videocasts that you can watch.

They will show you the latest in computer security techniques and also provide you with fun and interesting commentary.

In this article we will look at a few of these shows.

Do not take my list as being the definitive list of these shows though as there are a lot more out there that are interesting that you should check out as well.

Hak5

One of the earlier shows that really paid attention to production techniques, Hak5 has been around for a long time now.

The show has been through a few changes over the years but it still provides a great deal of tech news and security techniques.

You will always learn something at the end of every show.

The show used to be an independently produced production but now it is on the revision3 network.

If you are looking for something that is well produced and will provide you with hours of entertainment then this is a good show to watch.

Security Now

This show is a podcast and it is on the Twit network that is run by Leo Laporte, a huge name in the tech industry.

The show is called Security Now and the host are Steve Gibson along with Leo Laporte.

This show speaks a lot about the latest ways that you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from cyber attacks.

It is not very heavy into technical details but there is enough for every tech head to enjoy.

The 2600 podcast

2600 is a name that is very well known in the security community.

For years, the magazine that they released that is also known as 2600 was considered the bible of the hacking world.

The creators of the magazine also have a podcast that is released that is a recording of the radio show that they do in New York City every week.

This show focuses more on the culture and politics around hacking and less on the technical aspects.

These are only three of the many shows that are available to watch or listen to when it comes to the world of security.

There are more technical shows than the ones that I listed here if you are interested.

Go out and check some out for yourself, there are a lot out there and you will be able to learn a lot.

Also, feel free to recommend any other security podcasts or videocasts that you think readers may be interested in.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. abcdelasecurite says:

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  2. A bit of self promotion here. I am the host of the Cyber Crime 101 podcast. Topics range from Digital Forensics, Information Security to personal computing safety & security.

    I have had interviews with the likes of Lenny Zeltser (SANS/Learn REM), Tom Eston (Security Justice/Social Media Security), Anthony Gartner (Securabit), Lee Whitfield (Forensic4Cast), Jayson Street (Dissecting the Hack) and Chris Hoff (Cisco Systems/HacKid Con).

    Please check out the show. Feedback is appreciated!

    Joe Garcia
    Host- Cyber Crime 101

    • Hi Joe

      Self promotion is fine if its relevant and your comment is exactly what I was hoping to attract on this particular post :)

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