If your business is affected by compliance rules and regulations, it pays to stay up to date with the latest developments. As they say, knowledge is power. Fortunately, knowledge can also be fun, quirky, and entertaining. If that doesn’t sound like something you’d say about the world of compliance, you have probably missed the great selection of compliance podcasts out there.
With a number of high-quality podcasts to choose from, staying on top of risk and compliance doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, the engaging and entertaining style of the hosts means you’ll likely make at least one of these shows part of your weekly routine.
We asked our people at Scytale what podcasts they listen to in order to stay updated. Here, in no particular order, is a selection of some of our favorites. It’s not a comprehensive list. Rather, we’ve tried to offer you a sample of the best compliance podcast options, from detailed technical compliance podcasts to human interest stories and pithy news updates.
1. The ISACA Podcast
Targeted at professionals, ISACA brings you a podcast that tackles cybersecurity, audit, governance, and everything in between. With a focus on the working world, if these topics are an interest or a concern for you, you are bound to find an array of important conversations relating to you and your career. Hosted by a combination of ISACA members as well as industry experts, gain insight into the latest trends that affect our technologically advanced world and how this impacts our working environments.
2. Brakeing Down Security Podcast
One of the most acclaimed podcasts in the industry, Brakeing Down Security is a must-listen for all those concerned about information security. Whether you’ve been in the industry for years or you’re an aspiring professional, this podcast, ranging from cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and regulatory issues, will break down and explore all the concepts you need to know.
3. OWASP Podcast
Benefiting from three seasoned veterans in the industry, the OWASP Podcast is hosted by Mark Miller, Matt Tesauro, and Vandana Verma Sehgal. Each host produces episodes with a slightly different focus but all with the same goal – securing the future for coming generations. Listen to interviews with cybersecurity and open-source experts, conversations with project leaders and AppSec professionals, and stay current with all OWASP news, information and updates. A truly fascinating podcast that invites all to contribute to the improvement of software security.
4. Unsupervised Learning
The perfect weekly round-up for your Monday morning commute, Unsupervised Learning is a quick 15 – 30 minute summary of the week’s most important stories and why you should take note. Exploring the intersection of security, technology, and society, benefit from the genuine passion of host, Daniel Miessler. While less technical and more real-world-focused, this podcast highlights why we care about privacy, security, and compliance and brings real-world matters to the forefront of conversation.
5. SC Media Podcast – Security Weekly
The original source of truth for all things cybersecurity, Security Weekly is a comprehensive resource for foresight, learning, and collaboration. This podcast offers an extensive series that covers the complete cyber landscape. Discussing important topics such as the latest threats, news analysis, and enterprise reporting, practitioner-led conversations, unpacking industry research and data, to exploring specialized coverage of enterprise security and compliance, the cyber community is not left wanting. Another must-listen for security practitioners and leaders.
6. Cyber Security Interviews
An interview-focused podcast, Cyber Security Interviews offers an in-depth exploration of the minds shaping the cyber security industry. From interviews with cyber security influencers, thought leaders, and experts, listeners benefit from their personal stories, what motivates them, and where they think the industry is headed. Stay ahead of the curve, and learn what actually works and what doesn’t from experts that are ingrained in the world of cyber security.
7. Privacy Please
A more lighthearted approach to the world of security, privacy, and compliance, hosts, Cameron Ivey and Gabe Gumbs, discuss best practices, conduct interviews with industry professionals, and unpack real-world stories. Privacy Please is a podcast that aims to keep you informed while also enjoying a good laugh here and there.
8. The 443 Podcast
A podcast dedicated to instant security solutions to cyber threats, 443 talks IT security and digital safety without being intimidating, pretentious, or complex. Host, Marc Laliberte, is glorified for his mastery research skills and this has resulted in the 443 podcast being one of the most trusted podcasts on the market. Each episode simplifies complex cybersecurity concepts, solutions, and tools in order to make the content useful for even the most novice listener.
9. The Ethics Experts
Taking a closer look at the world of ethics and compliance, The Ethics Experts is a podcast dedicated to exploring the real-world experience of leadership teams, experts, and industry influencers in the world of work. Through interviews with the likes of lawyers, compliance specialists, and business leaders, listeners gain an on-the-ground understanding of ethics and compliance, moving away from the theoretical and abstract and more towards real people, real companies, and real relationships.
10. Hacking Humans (Bonus)
Perhaps not so in line with our focus on our information security and compliance, but we felt we had to include this guilty pleasure. Hacking Humans, hosted by Dave Bittner and Joe Carrigan, takes a closer look at cybercrimes that are making global headlines. From social engineering scams to phishing schemes to criminal exploits and beyond, this podcast unpacks cybercrimes that have a monumental impact on organizations globally, highlighting flaws in what we perceive to be bulletproof systems and processes. Sometimes it pays to know the other side of faulty information security and non-compliance.
Take a deep dive into SOC 2 and beyond
We hope you enjoyed our selection of podcasts. We’re always learning new things about our industry; it keeps us motivated to continually innovate and grow.
We also would love to hear from you. Let us know if we’ve left out any of your favorite podcasts and we’ll include your suggestion in future posts. Leave us a note on social media or shoot us an email.
And if you’d like to take a more detailed look into the theory and practice of SOC 2, ISO 27001, InfoSec, and more, be sure to check out our blog. We’re always adding new material, detailing the insights we’ve learned working with our wonderful clients, and implementing our advanced compliance software.
Pro Tip: You should be able to find all the above podcasts on Spotify and/or Apple Music. Enjoy!