Misinformation: Threats and Protections in a Fluid World
Every day misinformation, disinformation, and just fake information are presented to bias, mislead, or exploit people worldwide. In today’s information age, the ability to find information is just a click away, and the benefits of distributed and accessible knowledge have lead to many quality of life benefits.
We can now quickly find out information about building a plane, reprograming a router, or learning to cook with a quick search. However, the same benefit allows attackers and malicious actors to feed us information that is explicitly created to mislead or confuse.
Join us as we talk with two of the preeminent experts in defending against misinformation. Using information security techniques, we will explore the ways misinformation campaigns are formed and the tools attackers use to influence us. We will then look at the ways we can counter these threats.
Strategist, ThreeT Consulting LLC
SJ builds frameworks to improve how autonomous systems, algorithms, and human communities work together. At Threet Consulting, she creates processes and technologies to support community-led disinformation defence. She’s an Atlantic Council senior fellow, CogSecCollab lead, and chair at CAMLIS and Defcon AI Village. Her background includes intelligence systems, crowdsourced data gathering, autonomous systems (e.g. human-machine teaming), data strategy, data ethics, policy, nationstate development and crisis response.
CISO, Helm Services
Pablo Breuer is currently the CISO of Helm Services. He is a twenty-two year veteran of the US Navy with tours that include military director of US Special Operations Command Donovan Group and senior military advisor and innovation officer to SOFWERX, the National Security Agency, and US Cyber Command as well as being the Director of C4 at US Naval Forces Central Command. He is a DoD Cyber Cup and Defcon Black Badge winner and has been faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School, National University, California State University Monterey Bay, as well as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon CERT/SEI. He has taught classes for various US government agencies and industry on topics ranging from malware reverse engineering and exploit development to cyber policy and authorities. Pablo is also a cofounder of the Cognitive Security Collaborative and coauthor of the Adversarial Misinformation and Influence Tactics and Techniques (AMITT) framework.
Responding to COVID-19 Changing the Cybersecurity Landscape
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen a massive increase in cyber-attacks. In this webinar we discuss some of the measures people have taken to help those attacked while disabling some of the attacks. This is being done by companies and also by individual volunteers who have come together to create a taskforce to protect the people and institutions fighting these invisible attackers.
What We Can Learn to Better Prepare for the Next One
In this week's webinar, we discuss innovative methods we can use to gather a complete data set on these attacks, analysis techniques that might be useful in examining this data set and potential recommendations that will arise as a result of the analysis process, and what data is available now and why it's not enough. We also touch on how you can get involved to help now and what we can do to prepare for the future.