General Session

Armchair Interview: The Future of AI & Cybersecurity


Salon G December 12, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

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Rick Grinnell
Bruce Schneier

Moderator: Rick Grinell, Founder and Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
Panelists: Bruce Schneier, Security Guru

Over the past couple of years, there has been an acceleration of research and articles covering the impact of AI on cybersecurity.  An increasing dilemma however is that as AI and its associated technologies continue to evolve to protect information assets and networks, so does the opportunity to use AI to attack these systems.  In addition, as enterprises continue to invest in AI, new forms of valuable IP assets are created. Enterprises need effective strategies to counter attack not only traditional forms of information security breaches, but also attacks on corporate knowledge.  This session will address some of these key issues and more.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books–including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World–as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.