Since the first deepfake in 2017, there have been many developments in deepfake and related-synthetic media technologies. When people think of a deepfake, they commonly think of a video like the one of Bill Hader transforming into Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino and Seth Rogan on David Letterman’s show in 2019. These are examples of deepfakes that are not harmful. But as we’ve seen, there is a dark side to AI (artificial intelligence), ML (machine learning) and it has nothing to do with the technology, but with the people using it.
This class will introduce the audience to deepfakes, their good vs evil uses and how to detect them utilizing better observational skills as well as with open source tools. We in critical infrastructure and key resources need to be aware of the inherent risk of deepfakes by malign actors.
This class will also include specialized Intelligence briefings on Deepfakes from the FBI.
What are deepfakes? What are they not? (Intro shallow fakes and cheap fakes)
1. How are they made?
2. Good v. Evil uses of deepfakes
3. Current and future use of deepfakes in the proliferation of misinformation and disinformation campaigns by malign actors
4. Case studies
5. How to detect and identify deepfakes utilizing open source tools
SME: SME is a professional investigator, specializing in social media intelligence and open-source investigations. He is a retired law enforcement professional and recognized gang expert in his industry.
SME is a professional investigator, specializing in social media intelligence and open-source investigations. He is a retired law enforcement professional and recognized gang expert in his industry.
Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.
Target audience are Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resource (CIKR) Partners, InfraGard members, Private Security stakeholders, US Military, Risk management professionals, Crime Analysts, Criminal Intelligence Analysts and Fusion Center partners and Federal, State, Tribal and Local law enforcement.