I am a big fan of podcasts, I listen to them as I drive across Wisconsin. Mostly, I listen to podcasts related to my hobbies (Daily Giz Wiz, Grammar Girl, and Endurance Planet). But there are a few podcasts that are educational. One of them is Security Now, a podcast discussing various aspects of computer security.
Now, the only thing I find more boring than computer security seminars is compliance training. But it really does not have to be that way. It is fascinating and scary to understand how people are exploiting the Internet, networks and the desktop for nefarious purposes. Security Now keeps me interested and helps me ask good questions about our preparations to prevent various threats. Check it out.
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Hi Will – I wanted to contact you as I both enjoy your blog and have also started one myself. It is ciobythebeach.com. I am a new CIO (less than three years) and decided to start one to chronical what I’ve learned along the way – Much like yours.
I have also placed a link to your site in my blog.
I really like the podcasts at zdnet. I just wish they had other venues on pods, like the CIO Sessions. It is such a challenge to figure out what the CIO is thinking anyway-especially if he/she does not have a blog.
Steve and Leo really do a wonderful job with Security Now. If you have not heard them all, I recommend starting from the beginning. Especially if you are new to the IT security arena.