AI Ethics, Ticket Scalping, Russian Disinformation, Card Cracking

Tuesday, May 9th, 12:40 PM GMT / 2:40 PM CET
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AI Ethics, Ticket Scalping, Russian Disinformation, Card Cracking

Episode Description

AI Ethics, Ticket Scalping, Russian Disinformation, Card Cracking

Welcome to a new format for the Cybersecurity Sessions! We’ve refocused our podcasts to provide insights into the latest news and trends in cybersecurity, calling on the expertise of Netacea’s threat researchers, bot specialists and business leaders.

This month, new host Dani Middleton-Wren is joined by Matthew Gracey-McMinn, Chris Pace and Tom Platt. First they discuss the ever-intriguing topic of ethics in AI, with facial recognition tech from Clearview AI and PimEyes coming under legal and moral scrutiny, followed by the practicalities of fighting back against automated ticket scalping.

The recent Vulcan files leak is next up, calling into question how much we can trust information on social media and how much rhetoric is being generated by Russian bot accounts. Finally, Matthew answers questions from the team about the mechanics and impact of credit card cracking on payment gateways, retailers and consumers.

Podcast Host

Danielle Middleton-Wren

Head of Media , Netacea

Dani is a cybersecurity writer and marketing specialist, who strives to decipher the mysteries behind complex cybersecurity subjects and deliver them to a wide audience. Since joining Netacea in 2019, Dani has used her experience in journalism and analyst relations to create compelling external communication strategies that effectively articulate the threat of automated attacks.

Podcast Guest

Matthew Gracey-McMinn

Head of Threat Research , Netacea

Matthew is an experienced Cyber Threat Intelligence professional with an MPhil from the University of Oxford. In his current role at Netacea, he researches and investigates the impact of malicious bots on online businesses and their customers.

Chris Pace

SVP Marketing , Netacea

Chris has more than 15 years of experience in cybersecurity and SaaS at companies including Sophos, Blue Coat, Recorded Future, and Immersive Labs. At Netacea, Chris applies his expertise to telling our company and product story in ways that engage and educate the market on the challenges of protecting businesses against the threat of automated attacks.

Thomas Platt

Bot Specialist , Netacea

Tom has been instrumental in the sales growth of Netacea since its inception. He works closely with Netacea's eCommerce customers, Product and Threat Research teams to drive industry research, thought leadership and knowledge sharing. Tom’s focus is to ensure Netacea and our customers stay ahead of emerging bot threats and share this knowledge with the wider community.

Episode Transcript

[00:00:00] Danielle Middleton-Wren: Hello and welcome to the Cybersecurity Sessions season two. I'm Dani Middleton-Wren, and I am your brand new host of the Cybersecurity Sessions, and I'm head of media here at Netacea. So today we're going to be talking about AI, ticket scalping and Russian bots. Specifically, we're going to be discussing the ethics and legalities of scraping for AI, the PimEyes and Clearview Facial Recognition scandals, and we'll be talking about the Eurovision ticket scalping fracas from earlier this year ahead of the actual Eurovision final on May the 13th.
We'll be discussing the relationship between queuing and bots, and then onto how Russian bots are feeding disinformation into our social media feeds, as well as the Vulcan file leaks. So before we kick off, I would like to introduce our extremely insightful panel of experts that we have on hand today, starting with Matthew Gracey-McMinn.
[00:01:09] Matthew Gracey-McMinn: Hi Dani. Thanks for having me here toda

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