Podcast Recommendation: Cyber Security Interviews

I’ve recently set up my podcast app again (deleted all episodes and unsubscribed all podcasts), because there have been too many old episodes I will never listen to and some podcasts which I subscribed are no longer interesting for me or they are no longer actively maintained. However, there was one podcast that I really miss and which didn’t get any new episodes. I recommended Jay Schulman’s “Building a Life and Career in Security” here. Unfortunately the last episode was published more than a year ago … , but there is light at the end of the tunnel!

During the setup of my podcast app and searching for the podcasts I like to listen now I’ve found a new podcast with people from the infosec industry. It’s the Cyber Security Interviews podcast, which I highly recommend if you are interested in people in the infosec and their opinions and their path into the field. The host is Douglas Brush and he is alo on Twitter as @DouglasBrush as well as the podcast itself as @CSI_Podcast. The show picks every week someone who is working in cyber security and Douglas asks about their work, opinions on some infosec topics, how they got into the field, which advice they can give to someone starting into cyber security and so on. It is very interesting and the interviews provide insights which are relevant even outside of cyber security. At the moment, this is my favourite podcast!

Podcast Recommendation: Developer Tea by Jonathan Cutrell

On my way to work I’m mostly listening to some podcasts. Two weeks ago I’ve found a (for me) new podcast that I would like to share here. It’s the Developer Tea podcast by Jonathan Cutrell. The episodes are relatively short and discuss only one special topic, which is often introduced by a listener’s question. The questions aren’t always directly related software development, but sometimes a kind of a meta-topic like some general career or work method topics. For example, he discusses things like: Should I go back to school and get a degree? How to deal with a demotivated co-worker? What should I do if I’m unsatisfied with my current tasks at work?

I like this podcast very much and have already listened to more than 20 episodes. Jonathan gives a lot of his personal opinion but also advice how he would approach a problem or act in a given situation. I do not always agree with him to 100%. However, I think his tips are very helpful and give some interesting insights and some new points of view. The only critics I have at the moment is the sponsorship. Every episode is sponsored by some company and he has a short sponsor break to promote the company or product. It is understandable that you want to make some money at least to cover your costs for hosting, etc. However, if you are listening to multiple episodes in a row it is a little bit annoying to hear the same kind of commercial over and over again. However, that’s maybe just me and I’m still listening to the podcast because of the great content.

Recently he started a new series on his podcast with the title Dev Career Roadmap. In this series of episodes he gives more detailed information and tips on how to start or get better in your developer career. I’m looking forward to the next episodes of this series and the podcast and I can recommend that you start to listen to some episodes. I think this podcast is definitely worth listening to!

Podcast: Building a Life and Career in Security

Today I would like to recommend a podcast that I’m regularly listen to.

I’m trying to move into an information security career. So I’m very interested in the stories of people, who are successfully working in this particular field of information technology.

On my daily way to work I often listen to various podcasts. Most of them are IT or specially InfoSec related. One of my favourite podcasts that meet all points is the “Building a Life and Career in Security” podcast by Jay Schulman. It is about IT/InfoSec (check), it is about people’s stories (check), and the host Jay Schulman talks about the way of his guests into the infosec field and their personal and professional background (check, check, check!).

If you are interested in getting into the IT security field I can strongly recommend this podcast! You will hear lots of different stories and get to know a lot of different jobs in this industry. And there are around 2 to 3 new episodes each month, which is a perfect publication period.

Do you know other podcasts or blogs, that are covering this topic (infosec + career stories)?

Podcast Recommendation #1

Today I want to write about one of my favourite podcasts. It’s kind of an older podcast but I think it’s still interesting to listen to the interviews and stories. I talk about the This Developer’s Life podcast.

Every episode of the podcast has a special topic and connects it with the life of a developer. So you can here stories about getting fired or fame or education and learning. The most interesting episode is the one about management. Because this explained exactly what I feel at the moment. One guest is reporting about how it feels to be stuck in a management position and how frustrating it is. This helped me alot to get some more insights about my own life and career.

For me every episode so far is worth listening to and I think even if some episodes are a little bit old, they are still relevant.

Listening to podcasts became a new hobby for me. So in the next weeks I will write here more about my favourite podcasts. Some might be in English like This Developer’s Life, but others are in German. I will point that out when I recommend the next podcasts.

But for now, have fun listening to This Developer’s Life, if you don’t know it.