The Cybersecurity Podcast
By New America and The Christian Science Monitor
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Cybersecurity is not just computers and digital processes. Whether it's the threat or the response, the most important, and most interesting, part of the story is the people behind the keyboard. That’s why we’re launching The Cybersecurity Podcast, a monthly program featuring key leaders and thinkers in this space. Our half-hour podcast will go beyond the headlines to discuss some of the most pressing issues and newest ideas in cybersecurity.
||CleanHacker Kid||Paul Vann is the 14-year-old CEO of VannTechCyber LLC, a new cybersecurity company based out of his bedroom in Fredericksburg, Virginia.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode #3: What to expect from President Trump on cybersecurity||Jack Detsch brings you the highlights from Beat the Breach, an event cohosted by Passcode and Invincea.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Hack the Pentagon||Last summer, more than 1,500 hackers targeted Pentagon websites – but it wasn't a massive cyberattack.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat can Congress do to fight hackers||The election may be over but Washington isn’t moving on from the election hacking story just yet.||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife After the OPM Hack||The breach at the Office of Personnel Management was one of the most significant cyberattacks in history, and now serves as a cautionary tale for many in Washington and beyond.||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCybersecurity Business is Booming||With a diverse array of threats facing companies and governments around the world, what ideas will resonate with investors? We talk investing in information security. Later, 15 kids under 15 years old who are rising stars in cybersecurity.||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State of Cybersecurity in Asia||Asia is increasingly the global center of gravity in everything from politics and economics – and, increasingly, in cybersecurity.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode #2: Securing the Internet of Things||We hear from experts who spoke at the recent Security of Things Forum in Boston.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise of the Machines and Deterring Russian Infowarfare||Thomas Rid, professor in the department of War Studies at King's College London, joins the Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about his new book, "Rise of the Machines."||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGovernment Hacking v. Human Rights||Governments are increasingly breaking into personal computers and smartphones to carry out spy operations. We discuss government hacking from a human rights perspective and the role hacking has played in the American elections.||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Hail the College Cyberdefense Champions||We talk with Hack@UCF, a team of college students who won this summer's National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. They won three consecutive championships in the country’s largest cyberdefense competition of its kind.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus episode #1: How should the US respond to Ukraine's power grid hack?||Highlights of a live talk on cybersecurity and the US power grid, featuring the deputy secretary of Energy, chief executive officer of Southern Company, and a cofounder of Dragos Security. This bonus episode sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute.||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Zero Days' Director Alex Gibney on Making Stuxnet a Movie Star||Filmmaker Alex Gibney is known for his awardwinning documenteries on topics that range from Enron to Wikileaks, but now he's taken on a tough challenge: Making a movie about a secret program that few people will publicly acknowledge.||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHackers infiltrated Ukraine’s power grid. What’s next?||A massive power outage in December left more than 200,000 people in the dark in Western Ukraine. Rob Lee explains how hackers took out Ukraine's electricity.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCybersecurity in 2020, Hacking Ships, and the Price of Bugs||What will be the state of digital security in five and 10 years? That's the question Steve Weber, director of the University of California - Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and his team tried to tackle in a major research project.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Coming ‘Bloodbath’ in Cybersecurity Business, Defending US Networks & Bad Hacker Stereotypes||Jack Harrington of Raytheon discusses the role the private sector can play in helping government improve its security. And Niloofar Razi Howe of RSA describes the state of the cybersecurity marketplace.||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Favorite Movies and Cyber from Down Under||We are joined by Walter Parkes, the man behind WarGames and Sneakers and Ben Heyes, chief information security & trust officer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Encryption Wars and Privacy Shield||Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden joins The Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about his new book, "Playing to the Edge." And Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill talks about "Privacy Shield."||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHack the Toaster, Cyber National Guard & Why L0pht Didn't Shutter the Internet||Today's topics include: Why the L0pht hacking collective didn't want to shut down the Internet, and unconventional cyberthreats emerging from the Internet of Things. Guests are Chris Wysopal a.k.a Weld Pond of Veracode, and Chris Young of Intel Security||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCyber Insurance, Safe Harbor 2.0, and the Human Capital Crisis||Angela McKay joins The Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about the importance of developing international norms for cyberspace. Then, Elana Broitman explains the benefits of having cyber insurance.||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA 'Cyber Party' with John McAfee and the White House Cybersecurity Czar||For National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a special episode with the White House's Michael Daniel, and John McAfee, the security pioneer who founded his own political party – the Cyber Party – and is running for President of the United States.||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHurd on the Hill, Hacking Jeeps & the Wall of Sheep||Rep. Will Hurd tells us why he's disappointed OPM never apologized when his personal info fell into the hands of hackers. Then, Chris Valasek, who live-hacked a Jeep Cherokee, talks about how companies can work with hackers for "free quality assurance."||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Half-life of Secrets, A Golden Age of Surveillance, and the US Military's Starship Enterprise||We're living in a Golden Age of Surveillance – and law enforcement is not actually "going dark" in its pursuit of criminals and terrorists, but actually has more available data than ever before.||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBug Bounties, Stunt Hacks, and the Golden Rules of Breach Disclosure||Katie Moussouris of HackerOne talks about bug bounty programs and how to incentivize hackers to help the private sector. Siobhan Gorman from global communications consultants Brunswick Group talks about how cyberattacks could hurt reputations.||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScience Fiction, The Surveillance State and World War III||First, Cory Doctorow on society's "peak indifference" to the Surveillance State and what may block a future Internet utopia. Then, DARPA's Dan Kaufman on helping the military beef up digital defenses and working in an office with robots in the lobby.||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuxnet, Sexism, CEOs and Surveillance||First, Wired's Kim Zetter on cyberwarfare in Iran and Stuxnet-like weapons. Later, Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems on international cyberattacks. Nate Fick, CEO of Endgame, talks cybersecurity solutions in the private sector.||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncryption, Innovation, and the Cyber Gold Rush||A chat with Alex Stamos, Yahoo's chief information security officer, about his company's new end-to-end e-mail encryption rollout. Also, Heather West of CloudFlare explores why hackers want to target some of the world's newest companies.||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReadying the Cyber Troops||We focus on how the military is getting ready for the future cyber theater. Also, Shane Harris, author of @War, on the rise of the military internet complex and Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon on how the military is adjusting training and organization.||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a great podcast about security, if you're interested have a listen.
High quality content
I appreciate the contents; every episode is focused on a core subject. The format is engaging and I found the content to be a high value. The hosts researched extensively for their episodes!
Great high level content if you need to understand the state of cybersecurity from policy, legal, business, and personal standpoints. The podcast is released monthly, so don't expect to be kept up to date with specific threats or vulnerabilities. For those, see "Security Now" or "Defensive Security" podcasts.