Cyber Report [Aug 31, 22] Atlantic Council’s Justin Sherman on Hackers, Hoodies and Helmets


On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Justin Sherman of the Atlantic Council and a Wired Magazine contributor, discusses Russian efforts to sow disinformation in the West, how to counter it, why it’s an important issue for the cyber community, the recent Atlantic Council report he coauthored — “Hackers, Hoodies, and Helmets: Technology and the Changing Face of Russian Private Military Contractors” — how such groups are expanding their capabilities beyond the battlefield to political and cyber warfare including offensive cyber operations, how to consider their role as combatants under the laws of war, and the latest revelations from a Twitter whistleblower with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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