Infosecurity Europe
4-6 June 2024
ExCeL London

Expert Henry Ajder Shares Generative AI and Deepfake Impact at Infosec

Generative AI took the world by storm at the end of 2022 when OpenAI’s ChatGPT was released into the public sphere.

Since then, the cybersecurity industry has had to grapple with the threats this advanced technology brings while also exploring the benefits AI can offer the industry.

As the conversation continues to swirl around AI, Infosecurity Europe 2024 will open with a keynote presentation from generative AI presenter and deepfake expert, Henry Ajder, on Tuesday 4th June.

“I’m very much looking forward to sharing insights with leading cybersecurity professionals on the fast-evolving deepfakes and GenAI landscape, helping them to understand the potential opportunities and challenges that arise with the integration of AI into cyber,” said Ajder,.

“AI’s role is no longer theoretical or a small segment, but a critical part of the threat and defence innovation landscape. Learning how to navigate the GenAI paradigm shift is essential to excelling in the cybersecurity industry, both now and for an increasing AI centred future,” Ajder added. 

Wading Through the AI Overload 

On the Keynote stage, Ajder will then be joined by Tope Olufon, Senior Analyst, Forrester, in a fireside chat session, ‘Wading through AI overload – where are we going and what are you doing?’ that will address the sensationalism and speculation within the industry.

Ajder and Olufon will discuss where the business needs lie for AI, how AI is being adopted and how to ensure AI generated information is trustworthy.

Henry Ajder is a globally recognised advisor, speaker, and broadcaster working at the frontier of the generative AI and synthetic media revolution.

He has led pioneering research at MIT, WITNESS, and Sensity AI, influencing international legislation and corporate AI strategy. He advises organisations on the opportunities and challenges these game-changing technologies present, including Adobe, Meta, The European Commission, The BBC, The Partnership on AI, and The House of Lords.

AI in Orgnaizations Today, Risks and Use Cases

Infosecurity has also recently explored the current use of AI within organisations, expectations for future use and the risks that it presents, in its 2024 Cybersecurity Trends report.

In the report, 200 cybersecurity professionals were asked about their views on AI today.

The research found that 50% of those surveyed admitted fearing that AI will lead to more attacks. 

Generative AI, ransomware, and social engineering are the threats most likely to keep CISOs up at night, with over a third of survey respondents saying these issues were driving investment in cybersecurity.

Despite the threat of attack, 54% responded that their organisations planned to integrate AI as part of their cybersecurity strategy in the next 12 months.

There was optimism that AI would have a positive impact on cyber professionals, with 42% agreeing that the technology would result in faster training, broader awareness and better education.

With this in mind, generative AI could play a significant role in helping to bridge the skills gap in cybersecurity, which currently stands at 4 million professionals worldwide.

Forty-four per cent believe that AI will give their workforce the bandwidth to focus on future planning and business growth. Meanwhile, 48% of survey respondents agreed AI will increase automation within organisations during the coming months.

However, regulatory and ethical concerns are front of mind, with almost half of respondents stating that legislative challenges and moral dilemmas will slow their adoption of AI.

Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group, commented: “AI is completely transforming the way we do things in the workplace, but cybercriminals are also taking advantage of this evolving tech. Our survey highlights the AI risks to business, but it’s great to see so many looking to integrate AI into their cybersecurity strategies over the coming year.

“Henry’s insight into the challenges, the business needs, and the integrity of AI, will provide the perfect stepping stones for those amongst us that are tasked with AI implementation within their organisation."

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