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Check out Hornetsecurity’s podcast examining the state of cybersecurity

The Pittsburgh-HQ'd firm brings on experts to prepare listeners for cyberthreats through the weekly show.

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A Pittsburgh cyber firm launched a podcast to give listeners a crash course in cybersecurity.

In a time when cyber threats are on the rise, Hornetsecurity offers its customers AI-driven and cloud-based security and backup solutions. Whether it’s through the company’s Cyber Threat Report laying out the state of common cybersecurity risks or the security tools themselves, the international-facing, Bakery Square-headquartered firm is always looking for ways to prepare companies for the dark side of an increasingly online world.

In the past few years, Hornetsecurity has sought to expand and build on its solutions by acquiring several cyber companies, including IT-Seal, a German firm specializing in cybersecurity awareness training. That deal brought Hornetsecurity’s worldwide employee count to more than 400 as of May 2022, including about 20 in its US offices in Pittsburgh and Raleigh. (A spokesperson did not immediately reply to’s request for an updated figure.)

Since April, Hornetsecurity has been taking discussions about cybersecurity directly to those who need it most in the form of a weekly podcast.

In The Security Swarm podcast series, experts join host Andy Syrewicze — a “technical evangelist” at Hornetsecurity — to discuss the state of the industry, give businesses advice on navigating cyber threats, and ponder what the future holds for cybersecurity. From AI to Microsoft 365, an announcement says, listeners can hear discussions about how to stay secure in an ever-changing web.

The Security Swarm “delivers insightful conversations about the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing businesses today,” Hornetsecurity CEO Daniel Hofmann said in a written statement. “This podcast is one of many new approaches we have introduced to support and educate cybersecurity decision-makers across the world.”

You can find the podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts and YouTube. Watch the latest episode, featuring an interview with Hornetsecurity COO Daniel Blank, here:

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell is a 2022-2023 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Heinz Endowments.
Companies: Hornetsecurity

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