The 80 Best Cyber Security YouTube Channels

Cyborg Security
6 min readDec 15, 2022

By Cyborg Security

INTRODUCTION

In the cyber security space, one of the accepted realities is that to stay relevant, you must be constantly learning. Whether this is learning a new field, tool, or even just staying abreast of the latest emerging threats, you must always be learning. However, sometimes finding quality content to learn from can be tricky, especially if you want to learn efficiently and effectively. That is why more and more professionals are turning to video-based content, as it not only allows for a more prescriptive training, but it also makes the training easier to follow for the novice. That is why we’ve put together a list of the 80 best cybersecurity YouTube channels that you can subscribe to and continue learning!

BUILDING A COMMUNITY

What makes cyber security so unique is that so much of how we learn is informal and community driven. That is why it is so important to recognize the hard work that the community has put into the field and encourage further contributions to keep it moving forward.

That is why we’ve put together this list: to highlight the amazing work that the community produces every single day!

We would also like to give a huge shout out to Daniel Kelley for some of the great input for this list!

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — GENERAL

If you are looking for the best cyber security YouTube channels for general cyber security, look no further than this list!

Hak 5 — https://www.youtube.com/c/hak5

Infosec Insitute — https://www.youtube.com/c/InfoSecInstitute

ITProTV — https://www.youtube.com/c/ItproTv

DC Cybersecurity — https://www.youtube.com/c/DCcybersec

David Bombal — https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidBombal

NetworkChuck — https://www.youtube.com/c/NetworkChuck

Infosec Live — https://www.youtube.com/c/infoseclive

Security Weekly — https://www.youtube.com/c/SecurityWeekly

Cyber CDH — https://www.youtube.com/c/cybercdh

Black Hills Information Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackHillsInformationSecurity

NullByte — https://www.youtube.com/c/NullByteWHT

Jack Rhysider — https://www.youtube.com/c/JackRhysider

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — THREAT HUNTING

We’d be remiss if we didn’t look at threat hunting as a practice. Check out the links below for some of the most interesting cybersecurity YouTube channels covering threat hunting!

Cyborg Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/CyborgSecurity

Active Countermeasures — https://www.youtube.com/c/ActiveCountermeasures

Security Onion — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNBFTyYCdjT5hnm7uW25vGQ

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — NEWS

One of the most important tasks of people in cybersecurity is staying abreast with the latest news on vulnerabilities, exploits, techniques, attacks, breaches, and just about everything else. We’ve compiled a list of the best cybersecurity YouTube channels for breaking news! Catch it here before you see it on the chyron on CNN!

Security Now — https://www.youtube.com/c/securitynow

The CyberWire — https://www.youtube.com/c/Thecyberwire

The Cyber Chronicle — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCyberChronicle

Information Security Newspaper — https://www.youtube.com/c/InformationSecurityNewspaper

Cyber Insecurity — https://www.youtube.com/c/CyberInsecurity

The Hacker News — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheHackerNews

Bleeping Computer — https://www.youtube.com/c/bleepingcomputer

Infosec Daily — https://www.youtube.com/c/InfosecDaily

Naked Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/NakedSecurityBySophos

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — CRYPTOGRAPHY

Cryptography is an important component of cyber security, so having at least a grasp of it can be important for a number of reasons. Check out some of the great content on encryption in all its forms!

Cyril Gössi — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1rLlh9AQN9Pejzbg9dcAg

Introduction to Cryptography by Cristof Paar — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1usFRN4LCMcfIV7UjHNuQg

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — CLOUD SECURITY

Perhaps one of the fastest growing fields in cybersecurity today is cloud security. With the meteoric rise in migration to cloud based infrastructure, services, and resources, security teams know they have to come to grips with the topic. However, it is also one of the least understood.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best cybersecurity YouTube channels covering cloud security!

Inside Cloud and Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/InsideAzureManagement

Cloud Security Podcast — https://www.youtube.com/c/CloudSecurityPodcast

Day Cyberwox — https://www.youtube.com/c/DayCyberwox

SANS Cloud Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/SANSCloudSecurity

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — BOUNTY HUNTING

We’re not talking about Boba Fett here, nor Dog the Bounty Hunter. Instead, we’re talking about bug bounties, and how they are one of the most effective means of securing your infrastructure, while also netting researchers some sweet profits! Check out some of the cybersecurity YouTube channels on bounty hunting.

The XSS Rat — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheXSSrat

Bugcrowd — https://www.youtube.com/c/Bugcrowd

Nahamsec — https://www.youtube.com/c/Nahamsec

Insider PhD — https://www.youtube.com/c/InsiderPhD

Z-winK University — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDl4jpAVAezUdzsDBDDTGsQ

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Love them or hate them, certifications are here to stay in the cyber security space. If you are looking for information on a particular certification, these are some of the best YouTube channels to check out first! You can also check out our blog article on FREE threat hunting certifications, here!

Professor Messer — https://www.youtube.com/c/professormesser

Cyberspatial — https://www.youtube.com/c/Cyberspatial

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — DFIR & MALWARE ANALYSIS

Digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) continue to be the bread and butter of the cyber security space. We’ve gathered a list of some great cybersecurity YouTube channels that cover the topics of DFIR and Malware Analysis.

Malware Analysis for Hedgehogs — https://www.youtube.com/c/MalwareAnalysisForHedgehogs

MalwareTech Blog — https://www.youtube.com/c/MalwareTechBlog

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John Hammond — https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnHammond010

BlackPerl — https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackPerl

Malware Geek — https://www.youtube.com/c/Malware-geek

SANS Digital Forensics — https://www.youtube.com/c/SANSDigitalForensics

DFIR Science — https://www.youtube.com/c/DFIRScience

DFIR Diva — https://www.youtube.com/c/DFIRDiva

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — BLUE TEAMING

Whether you are a battle-hardened Blue Team veteran, or just getting your feet wet (or you are a red teamer, trying to learn how the enemy thinks) these YouTube channels have got you covered!

SANS BlueTeam Ops — https://www.youtube.com/c/SANSBlueTeamOps

Blue Team Village — https://www.youtube.com/c/BlueTeamVillage

13 Cubed — https://www.youtube.com/c/13cubed

Offensive Security Training — https://www.youtube.com/c/OffensiveSecurityTraining

BEST CYBERSECURITY YOUTUBE CHANNELS — RED TEAMING

We know you’re out there, and we know you’re watching red team. So, we have put together a list of some of the best cybersecurity YouTube channels for read teamers and aspiring red teamers (and maybe you Blue Teamers should check it out too…).

I Like to Hack Things — https://www.youtube.com/c/ILikeToHackThings

SANS Offensive Cyber Operations — https://www.youtube.com/c/SANSOffensiveOperations

HackerSploit — https://www.youtube.com/c/HackerSploit

PenTester Academy — https://www.youtube.com/c/PentesterAcademyTV

WEB-APPLICATION SECURITY

Web-Application security is a major topic, and one that cyber security professionals need to have a firm grasp on!

OWASP Foundation — https://www.youtube.com/c/OWASPGLOBAL

EVENTS

Cyber security events are some of the biggest parties of the year for cybersecurity professionals, while also being a time to learn, network, and see some cool prototypes. We’ve put together a list of the best cybersecurity YouTube channels that cover some of the biggest cyber events of the year!

Black Hat — https://www.youtube.com/c/BlackHatOfficialYT

DEFCON — https://www.youtube.com/user/DEFCONConference

CAREERS

While some people think that once they are in the “biz” they don’t need career advice, it is never too late to learn new tricks. Check out some of these channels for great career advice!

Cyber Security Meg — https://www.youtube.com/c/CybersecurityMeg

UnixGuy — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthRsjtSd2ZTrfgjgnBXMPw

Jon Good Cyber — https://www.youtube.com/c/JonGoodCyber

IT Security Labs — https://www.youtube.com/c/ITSecurityLabs

SecHubb — https://www.youtube.com/c/SecHubb

Outpost Gray — https://www.youtube.com/c/OutpostGray

TUTORIALS

One of the most common types of content in cybersecurity are tutorials. How to do something, how to configure something, and even how to break something. However, gone are the days of simple static blog content, now novice and veteran professionals can get in-depth tutorials that not only tell… but show!

Summon inforsec — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Duccnpp1-yf4ai5Y7Qxwg

HackeXPlorer — https://www.youtube.com/c/HackeXPlorer

IPPSec — https://www.youtube.com/c/ippsec

STÖK — https://www.youtube.com/c/STOKfredrik

LiveOverflow — https://www.youtube.com/c/LiveOverflow

FOR BEGINNERS

Everyone starts somewhere, and we suggest you start here if you’re a newbie, novice, or neophyte. What is better, there is almost no leet-speak.

Learn Cybersecurity — https://www.youtube.com/c/LearnCyberSecurity

Cyber Gray Matter — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWYE0uIMHUFujZGJuKmeUdw

Professor Messer — https://www.youtube.com/c/professormesser

Computerphile — https://www.youtube.com/user/Computerphile

The Hated One — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheHatedOne

The Cyber Mentor — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCyberMentor

Best Cybersecurity YouTube Channels — Windows Security

The best cybersecurity YouTube channels for Windows Security. Nuff said.

The PC Security Channel — https://www.youtube.com/c/thepcsecuritychannel

Microsoft Security Community — https://www.youtube.com/c/MicrosoftSecurityCommunity

The Cyber Mentor — https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCyberMentor

UNIX SECURITY

The best cybersecurity YouTube channels for *nix Security. Nuff said again.

Bad Edit Pro — https://www.youtube.com/user/BadEditPro

SysAdm Girl — https://www.youtube.com/c/SysAdmGirl

MAC SECURITY

The best cybersecurity YouTube channels for Mac Security. We probably need more said here, to be honest

Intego Security — https://www.youtube.com/c/IntegoSecurity

THREAT INTELLIGENCE

And of course, nothing would be complete without some threat intelligence content.

Cyberwarefare Australia — https://www.youtube.com/c/CyberwarfareAustralia

CONCLUSION

In cybersecurity, you simply cannot stop learning. And, while it used to be that all we had to work from were forums, blogs, and old posts in Usenet groups, with the advent of video content, we have opened the door on a whole new way to learn. Hopefully you’ve found a few channels that will make it into your subscriptions!

DID WE MISS ONE? DO YOU WANT YOUR CHANNEL LISTED?

Send us an email at info@cyborgsecurity.com and we’ll update the list with your channel!

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