Ups and Downs of User Generated Content

User Generated Content, known as UGC, has changed the media landscape and business models. UGC includes anything from video, images, text, blogs, and even audio. It has launched protest campaigns, provided eyewitness accounts of major events, been monetized by influencers

Evolution and Disruption of Cybercriminal Gangs

Cybercriminal gangs have evolved into fully-fledged for-profit enterprises that bank on our increasing dependence on digital access to profit handsomely with little to no repercussions.  Cybercrime costs $600 billion – or close to 1.0% of global GDP-  and that number

The Good Web

Globally there are 4 billion people who use social media an average of two hours and 30 minutes a day.  At the same time, social media has been simultaneously praised and denounced in equal measure for its influence on society.

Innovating in a Secret World

The US national security and military complex has fostered scientific and technological innovations to gain and maintain the United States’ security and strategic advantage over its adversaries. Yet as technology and models for innovation have evolved, the means by which

Global security lessons from the Ukraine war

Guest: Chuck Brooks Ukraine has become ground zero for a new kind of war: a hybrid war that blends conventional warfare and cyberwarfare with tactics such propaganda, fake news, and even foreign electoral intervention. In doing so, both sides of the

Bullets or Bytes – the future of warfare

Guest: Rafal Rohozinski The Ukrainian conflict is the world’s first hybrid war. In other words, it is the first international conflict playing out on both the battlefield as well as cyberspace.  Despite fears about Russia’s prowess in cyber offense capabilities,

The world’s first cyber-kinetic hybrid war

Guest: Jeffrey Carr The conflict in Ukraine is redefining what a world war would look like, and it is decidedly different than what we had imagined. This may well be the world’s first “hybrid” war as the battlefield extends beyond the traditional

Vint Cerf on the History and the Future of the Internet

Guest: Vint Cerf We have reached a small milestone: Our 50th published episode! To mark the occasion, we take a look back at the technologies that shaped the 20th century, especially the Internet, and we look forward towards those that

The Metaverse Space Race

Guest: Robert Tercek The race is on. The competition to make, define, own and monetize the metaverse has just begun. Although “metaverse” became a buzzword after Facebook changed its company name to “Meta” in 2021, many people are still trying to understand what exactly the metaverse is and whose

Disinformation Undermining the Future of Democracy

Ukraine, a fledging democracy is under attack on two fronts, with tanks and artillery as well as with disinformation and propaganda campaigns. It is not the only democracy under siege from disinformation campaigns.  Many democracies face targeted campaigns to manipulate