Unveiling the Powerhouse: The Top 8 Podcasts for CISOs

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(July 5, 2023)

As the role of CISO must continue to gain prominence in today's digitally driven world, they are faced with an ever-evolving landscape of security challenges. In an industry where staying ahead of emerging threats is paramount, CISOs require continuous learning and access to valuable insights. Fortunately, a valuable resource exists in the form of podcasts, a medium that has emerged as an educational powerhouse for the modern CISO.

In this article, we present the top eight podcasts for CISOs, carefully selected by the Cyber Security Tribe Executive Advisory Board for their invaluable content and ability to provide a comprehensive understanding of the diverse aspects of information security. These podcasts cover a broad range of topics, including risk management, data privacy, threat intelligence, incident response, compliance, and emerging technologies.

So why are these podcasts essential for CISOs? In addition to the sheer convenience of consuming content on-the-go, these audio programs foster professional growth by promoting continuous learning, expanding networks, and challenging traditional paradigms. CISOs can leverage the collective wisdom of industry leaders, gain insights into successful strategies, and explore innovative approaches to address the evolving cybersecurity landscape.

The Top 8 Podcasts for CISOs

Listed below in Alphabetical order:

CISO Series Podcast: a 35-minute weekly news and opinion podcast hosted by cybersecurity journalist David Spark and veteran CISOs Mike Johnson and Andy Ellis. They discuss varied topics in cybersecurity leadership, dealing with security issues, and how cybersecurity practitioners work with security vendors.

CyberWire Daily: David Bittner provides cybersecurity news and analysis industry leaders depend on. Published each weekday, the program also includes interviews with a wide spectrum of experts from industry, academia, and research organizations all over the world.

Darknet Diaries: Explore true stories of the dark side of the Internet with host Jack Rhysider as he takes you on a journey through the chilling world of hacking, data breaches, and cyber crime.

Hacking Humans: each week David Bittner and Joe Carrigan look behind the social engineering scams, phishing schemes, and criminal exploits that are making headlines and taking a heavy toll on organizations around the world.

Resilient Cyber: Chris Hughes brings listeners discussions from a variety of Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) Subject Matter Experts (SME) across the Public and Private domains from a variety of industries. As we watch the increased digitalization of our society, striving for a secure and resilient ecosystem is paramount.

Risky Business: a weekly information security podcast with hosts Patrick Gray, Adam Boileau and Alex Stamos featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros.

Security Now: The world of cybercrime is evolving rapidly and from multiple fronts. On this podcast hosted by Steve Gibson they dissect cyberthreats big and small that impact businesses, consumers, and governments. They analyze them point-by-point, connect the dots, and put them in historical perspective.

Soulful CXO: Dr. Rebecca Wynn focuses on the intersection of technology, business, and humanity, exploring how these three areas impact each other. Through a  variety of guests, including business leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts in various fields, insights and experiences on topics such as cybersecurity, risk management, and leadership are shared.. The podcast aims to provide a fresh perspective on how technology can be leveraged to create positive change in the world. 

Through this exploration, CISOs and all cybersecurity professionals can enhance their decision-making abilities, refine their cybersecurity strategies, and contribute to the overall resilience and security posture of their organizations.