Root Access Podcast S2: E1 Active Measures

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Just before New Year’s Eve 2016, staff at the Burlington Electric company in Vermont received a call. It was the Department of Homeland Security. The electrical grid was under siege by Russian hackers. Or was it?

On a new season of Root Access, host Mike Storm and the Root Access team dive into misinformation online, how fake news has become an industry, the security risks at play, and how social media bot armies play a huge role in its spread. Guests include Professor Fil Menzcer from Indiana University and Mark Pesce, honorary associate with the University of Sydney.