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NewKnowledge said campaigns targeting hot button social issues such as race and gun control are rife ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

Episode 106: Election Trolls Are Afoot. We Talk To The Guy Who Watches Them

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:55 — 27.4MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations. 

State sponsored trolling is a new form of human rights abuse, according to a new report from the Institute for the Future.

Episode 105: Is Trolling a Human Rights Abuse? Also: the Do’s and Dont’s of Ransomware Negotiation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:49 — 49.0MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast: a report out last week from The Institute for the Future makes clear that state sponsored trolling has gone global and is now a go-to tool for repressive regimes worldwide, constituting a new form of human rights abuse. Ben Nimmo of The Atlantic Council joins us to discuss. Also: ransomware is one of the most effective forms of online crime. Despite that, many organizations have no formal plan for responding to a ransomware attack: we talk with Thomas Hofmann of the firm Flashpoint*, which has launched a new service to help firms prepare for and respond to ransomware.