Sophos experts get to grips with news, opinion, advice and research in these easily-digested, professionally-presented and informative podcasts.

  • Enjoy our weekly Chet Chat, where our resident experts take 15 minutes to give you "the news you can use," talking you through the latest issues in a way you can learn from them.
  • Learn more about specific topics in our Techknow series, where our experts explore, explain and hopefully help you to understand all sorts of security issues, from SSL to two-factor authentication.

You'll be entertained, and for that matter amused, but all our podcasts are serious at heart - we aim to help you improve your own security posture without taking up hours of your time.

Perfect listening for a coffee break or on your daily commute.

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Sophos Techknow - Firewalls Demystified

Join Sophos experts Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski as they take a clear but entertaining trip through the components you'll find in a modern network firewall, helping you to understand the what, how and why of each part. Whether you're an IT professional responsible for implementing a network security policy, the CFO who has to pay for it, or just a concerned user keen to learn more about defense in depth, this podcast will tell you what you need to know...

Chet Chat 156 - July 16, 2014

Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin are back with this week's Chet Chat security podcast, turning plain old news into advice you can use. In this episode: Warbiking in Manhattan; buffer overflow hubris for Google; why you don't/do/don't/do need anti-virus for Android; what we can do to stop botnets like Gameover recovering after takedowns; and how LibreSSL shows that less can be more when it comes to security.

Chet Chat 155 - July 10, 2014

In this episode, Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin tackle the week's interesting security stories. John keeps Duck to 60 seconds (OK, 75") in a TL;DR version of Patch Tuesday, and then the pair get stuck into: the high-profile cybercrime arrest of a Russian MP's son; how mainstream brands inadvertently help phishers; and why macro malware is coming back from the brink of extinction.