Malicious Life Podcast: Understanding China’s Cyber Culture

Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Bill Hagestad examines how China's culture and troubled history of western colonialism influenced its government views and actions regarding the global internet and its interactions with western technology companies such as Google and Nortel - check it out...

Bill Hagestad
About the Guest

Bill Hagestad

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (retired)

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (retired) Bill Hagestad (@RedDragon1949) is a cyberwarfare expert and independent security researcher who is internationally recognized as a cyber intelligence subject matter expert, providing multicultural threat intelligence on global nation state cyberattacks and information warfare initiatives. 

Hagestad is an authority on the People’s Republic of China’s use of computer and information network systems as a weapon.

Hagestad has authored several books on the subject, including Chinese Military Information Warfare Doctrine Development, Operation Middle Kingdom: China's Use of Computers & Networks as a Weapon System, Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development and more.

Hagestad consults global 50 companies across all industries including healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, international defense, other governmental agencies (OGA) and cyber threat intelligence.

About the Host

Ran Levi

Born in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host 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. He is author of three 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.

About The Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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