(-_-) Collective Resistance in the Digital Domain: A Conversation with the Belarusian Cyber-Partisans
Talk with Yuliana Shemetovets and Max Smeets
In this session, Max Smeets, Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich, goes in conversation with Yuliana Shemetovets, the spokesperson for a Belarusian hacking group calling themselves the Cyber Partisans. The Cyber Partisans has claimed responsibility for several major cyberattacks, including a high-profile operation against the Belarusian railway system that reportedly halted Russian ground artillery and troop movement into Ukraine. This conversation serves to shed light on the group’s motivations, collaborations, legitimacy, and future plans.
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Yuliana Shemetovets is a Belarusian activist and spokeswoman on behalf of the Cyber Partisans, a highly organized hacktivist collective that is known for its various cyber attacks against the Belarusian regime and Russian military forces in Belarus. Yuliana is the member of the Suprativ movement, a Belarusian resistance opposition coalition. A director of the “Belarus Liberty” nonprofit organization, Yuliana is focused on using technology to empower civil societies and to advocate for human rights.
Max Smeets is a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies (CSS). He is also an Affiliate at Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation and Research Associate at the Centre for Technology & Global Affairs, University of Oxford.
His current book project focuses on the causes underlying cyber proliferation and restraint. He has also published widely on cyber statecraft, strategy and risk.
18 Sep 2022