Podcast: Cybermercenaries and the digital “wild west”

Listen: The concept of mercenaries, enlisted soldiers and specialists working privately to fight a nation’s battles, is almost as old as warfare itself.

In our fourth episode of “Patching the System”, we discuss the threat cyber mercenaries pose to individuals, governments and the private sector. We’ll look at how spyware used to track criminal and terrorist activity around the world has been abused by bad actors in cyberspace who hack and spy on activists, journalists, and even government officials. And we will talk about what is being done to stop it.


Our speakers are:

  • John Scott-Railton, senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School at the University of Toronto
  • David Agranovich, Director of Global Threat Disruption at Meta.
  • Ali Wyne, Eurasia Group Principal Analyst (moderator)

GZERO’s special “Patching the System” podcast series, produced in partnership with Microsoft as part of the award-winning Global Stage series, highlights the work of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a public pledge of more than 150 global technology companies dedicated to creating safer cybersecurity. world for all of us.

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