Over time dating scams have claimed many victims, becoming an immense industry that uses psychological approaches, photographers, graphic designers, call centers, extortion and blackmail, as well as human trafficking. These scams have been around for many years, and they continue to grow and evolve, and the hackers have become much more elaborate and sophisticated with their methodologies, making them even more profitable than ever. We will dissect this dark business and identify its patterns and vulnerabilities, as well as bring awareness to a topic that is not often discussed.
Presentations for Social Engineering
Dr K, Jen and Darren
Meditation is becoming a buzz-word for “beating” stress but seems very complicated to learn. We will show how DIY (Do It Yourself) brain technology projects such as DIY EEG (electroencephalogram) and tDCS (Transcranial direct current stimulation) can actually work as training wheels for a relaxed and energized mind. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation treatment that uses direct electrical currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain. A constant, low intensity current is passed through two electrodes placed over the head which modulates brain activity.
Volunteers will be invited for on-screen demos and DIY designs will be shared.
Disclaimer: These are not FDA approved devices, caution must be observed. Do at your own risk
We are by nature technologist, and far to often when we see something suspicious on the network, we immediately jump to a technological solution without stopping to think about the psychology of what we are seeing, and what that can mean in the form of an attack/breach.
As a result of continuing advancements in neural networks, deep fake media has become increasingly convincing and easy to produce. Experts have warned of the impact this could have on elections and personal security. Additionally, deepfakes also pose very real threats to businesses and global markets, although these threats receive far less attention. Hacker and Security evangelist Alyssa Miller will analyze the technology behind creating deep fake media, showing how Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) create convincing fake videos and audio from very limited samples. She will examine research into both low-tech and AI/ML based detection methods and counter measures, including leveraging the same neural network approaches being used to create deep fakes to help detect them. She’ll continue by discussing the theory and research behind
countermeasures such as Adversarial Perturbations and show how they can defeat facial recognition algorithms that deepfake generation relies on. Finally, Alyssa will present methods being developed to help certify the authenticity of real media.
As she concludes, Alyssa will offer up a hopeful viewpoint of the good that can be accomplished through the use of deepfake technology. From its use in entertainment, to improved analysis of medical imaging and even how GANs are being leveraged in malware identification.