Russian Fake News, Explained [ML B-Side]

You may have heard of the cyber operations performed by Russia. You definitely heard about the missiles being fired by Russia at Ukraine - but how about the propaganda being distributed through the different media platforms?
In this B-Side episode, our Senior Producer Nate Nelson interviewed Dr. Bilyana Lilly - CISSP, a leader in cybersecurity and information warfare with over fifteen years of managerial, technical, and research experience, and author of "Russian Information Warfare" - about the Russian use of instant messaging and social media platforms such as Telegram and Twitter in their war efforts. Dr. Lilly discusses who they are targeting and the real-world impact their propaganda has on various populations.

Hosted By

Ran Levi

Co-Founder @ PI Media

Born in Israel in 1975, Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel.
In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast, Making History, with over 15 million downloads as of July 2022.
Author of 3 books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

Special Guest

Bilyana Lilly

Chair, Democratic Resilience Track, Warsaw Security Fourm. Cyber and geopolitical risk advisor.

Dr. Bilyana Lilly, CISSP, is a leader on cybersecurity and information warfare with over fifteen years of managerial, technical and research experience. Dr. Lilly helps boards and senior executives to make strategic decisions while accounting for evolving cyber and geopolitical risk. She is a mentor and speaker at DefCon, CyCon, the Executive Women's Forum and the Warsaw Security Forum. Dr. Lilly previously worked for the United Nations, Deloitte and the RAND Corporation. She has a PhD and three master's degrees, including a degree from Oxford University (with distinction). Dr. Lilly has published two books and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, RIA Novosti, and ZDNet.