Security Now Podcast
Security Now Podcast

Hosted by Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of SpinRite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte. Records live every Tuesday at 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific / 20:30 UTC.


Security Now Podcast

Stay informed and enhance your cybersecurity knowledge with Security Now, a long-running podcast featuring cybersecurity authority Steve Gibson and technology expert Leo Laporte. They discuss complex digital security topics in an approachable, conversational style infused with humor. The podcast covers a wide range of cyberthreats impacting businesses, consumers, and governments, including issues related to infrastructure hardware, individual software, IoT, cryptocurrency, VPNs, authentication, and privacy concerns. Listen and subscribe to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of Internet security.

Some of the frequently discussed topics:

  • Malware, ransomware, and hacks
  • Digital identity, data privacy, and policies
  • Passwords and authentication
  • Encryption and decryption
  • Digital service outages and their impacts

Products and Technology Featured on Security Now

Security Now scrutinizes issues surrounding products and technologies, from individual consumer-level software to infrastructure hardware affecting millions. The hosts dive into issues related to IoT, apps, software, plug-ins, hardware, VPNs, authentication, cryptocurrency, browsers, mobile devices, messaging apps, and more. They discuss these topics in an engaging, down-to-earth tone.

More About Security Now & Co-Hosts

Security Now debuted on August 18, 2005, making it the second-longest-running show on the TWiT network after This Week in Tech. Security Now quickly became one of the top-ranked, award-winning technology podcasts.

Just two years after launch, in 2007, Security Now won the People’s Choice Podcast Awards in the Technology/Science category. By the end of 2015, Security Now was fourth among the Top 40 US Technology Podcasts.

Leo is the founder of the podcast network. He hosts TWiT’s flagship podcast This Week in Tech, the long-running radio show The Tech Guy, and more.

Steve is the founder and CEO of Gibson Research Corporation. He created the first anti-spyware program, the data recovery software SpinRite, the online port scanning service ShieldsUP, and SQRL (Secure, Quick, Reliable Login), a draft open standard for secure website login and authentication, and more.