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How to reveal fake news!

How to reveal fake news!

Mandag 30, November 2020

Fasten your belts as we dive into the taxonomy of fake photos, deepfakes, phishing audio fraud attacks, fake rallies, nation state fake intelligence, and media generated to inspire mass hysteria.

In this session we'll focus on the media aspects of fake news and disinformation campaigns with deep analysis of altered images, audio, and video to uncover methods used to twist narratives and mislead perceptions surrounding topical news stories. We'll then further categorize these threats by their TTPs and provide methods for enhancing detection and response strategies.


We’ll also demonstrate our machine learning based media analysis tool written in Python to demonstrate detection of fake media gathered from news sites and social media, and provide deep and tangible insights into this systemic problem.


This presentation will be held by Mike Raggo and Chet Hosmer.


Mike (Twitter: @MikeRaggo) has over 20 years of security research experience. Over the years he has uncovered numerous vulnerabilities in commercial networking, mobile, and security products. His current research focuses on multimedia disinformation campaigns and IoT Security. Michael is the author of "Mobile Data Loss: Threats & Countermeasures" and "Data Hiding: Exposing Concealed Data in Multimedia, Operating Systems, Mobile Devices and Network Protocols" for Syngress Books, and is a contributing author for "Information Security the Complete Reference 2nd Edition".


His Data Hiding book is also included at the NSA's National Cryptologic Museum at Ft. Meade. A former security trainer, Michael has briefed international defense agencies including the FBI, Pentagon, and Queensland Police; and is a former participating member of FSISAC/BITS and the PCI Council. He is also a frequent presenter at security conferences, including Black Hat, DEF CON, Gartner, RSA, DoD Cyber Crime, OWASP, HackCon Norway, and SANS. He was also awarded the Pentagon's Certificate of Appreciation. Mike work as CEO at SilentSignal.


Chet (Twitter: @PythonForensics) is an international author, educator & researcher, and founder of Python Forensics, Inc., a non-profit research institute focused on the collaborative development of open source investigative technologies using the Python programming language. Chet is also an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona, where his research and teaching is focused on data hiding, active cyber defense and security of industrial control systems. He has also been a frequent contributor to technical and news stories relating to cyber security and forensics with the IEEE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Government Computer News, Salon.com and Wired Magazine.


Chet has currently authored seven books which are used in classrooms worldwide. They are:  PowerShell and Python Together – Targeting Digital Investigations; Defending IoT Infrastructures with a Raspberry Pi; Passive Python Network Mapping; Python Forensics; Integrating Python with Leading Computer Forensic Platforms; Data Hiding which is co/authored with Mike Raggo; and Executing Windows Command Line Investigation, which is co/authored with Joshua Bartolomie and Ms. Rosanne Pelli. Chet work as Chief Scientist at SilentSignal.


What is Real and what is Fake - in this session you will learn how to survive in the digital age!


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