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Generative AI and Deepfake Expert, Henry Ajder to discuss the impact of generative AI on cybersecurity at Infosecurity Europe 2024

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Generative AI and Deepfake Expert, Henry Ajder to discuss the impact of generative AI on cybersecurity at Infosecurity Europe 2024

Ajder to address the future of generative AI as 50% of surveyed IT decision makers plan to integrate AI into their cybersecurity strategies 

Half of surveyed IT security decision makers fear AI will lead to more attacks 

Infosecurity Europe, ExCeL London, 03 April 2024Infosecurity Europe, the most influential information security event running at ExCeL London from 4-6 June 2024, today announced generative AI presenter and deepfake expert, Henry Ajder, as the keynote speaker on Tuesday 4th June. His opening keynote presentation will cover generative AI and the impact on the cyber security industry. 

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, BBC, The Partnership on AI, and The House of Lords.

On the Keynote stage, Henry 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. They will discuss where the business needs lie for AI, how AI is being adopted and how to ensure AI generated information is trustworthy.

“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. 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”, said Henry Ajder, Generative AI and Deepfake Expert.

The news comes as Infosecurity Europe also announce the launch of their 2024 Cybersecurity Trends report which uncovered findings into the current use of AI within organisations, expectations for future use and the risks that it presents. 

The research found that 50% of surveyed IT security decision makers admitted fearing that AI will lead to more attacks, a testament to the widespread impact of the technology for both security professionals and threat actors alike. 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.

Forty-four per cent believe that AI will give their workforce the bandwidth to focus on future planning and business growth, which may be a direct consequence of AI increasing automation within organisations, something 48% of survey respondents agreed would happen during the coming months.

However, regulatory and ethical concerns could squeeze the brakes on some of this enthusiasm, 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, added: “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.”

Register here to join us at Infosecurity Europe 2024 or for more information about the event, visit here.

Survey methodology

The research was conducted by Censuswide, among a sample of 200 IT Security Decision Makers (18+). The data was collected between 18.01.24 – 23.01.24. Censuswide abides by and employs members of the Market Research Society and follows the MRS code of conduct and ESOMAR principles. Censuswide is also a member of the British Polling Council.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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