Kade Morton
Kade Morton


Kade Morton
Cofounder, Arachne Digital

A cybersecurity professional with a specialisation in threat intelligence, Kade brings experience from working in consultancies, banking, and managing a security operations center for a managed service provider, to their current role in a utilities company's SOC. They co-founded Arachne Digital, a startup committed to enhancing threat intelligence, supporting open-source projects and vulnerable sectors.


From Bytes to Bias
Cool & Fun Breakout Session

In 2016, the world witnessed a watershed moment in the realm of cybersecurity and information warfare as the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, embarked on a multifaceted campaign to interfere with the United States presidential election. This presentation delves into the intricacies of the GRU's operations, examining how they integrated hacking and disinformation tactics to try and influence the electoral process. From infiltrating networks to disseminating false narratives, the GRU's hybrid approach blurred the lines between cyber intrusion and information manipulation. Through an analysis of their tactics, and impact, this talk sheds light on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity and underscores the need to safeguard democratic institutions against such threats.