Adversarial Artificial Intelligence: The Emerging Threat of Our Time

Speaker: Stephen Kangas

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:30 PM

Event Summary

The historical arms race between white and black hats has always meant that whatever innovative new technologies are invented for good purposes are eventually adopted by malicious attackers for their bad purposes. Of course, it was inevitable that AI would be used to attack AI, and even used to attack traditional information systems without AI in them. Since AI has exploded in popular use in business applications ranging from stock trading to self-driving vehicles to biometrics in user authentication, this represents a new and more dangerous frontier than we have ever seen before. See some examples of current AAI attacks, learn how you will be eventually drawn into defending against AAI and where to begin implementing a technology solution. Malicious AAI attacks are beginning to happen now, and this session will give you valuable perspective with time to prepare you and our employer for the next big disruption.

In addition, ISSA Chapter President Justin White will lead an analysis of the most recent news and discuss how cyber attackers continue to evolve during his monthly Garden Fresh presentation. In this presentation, we will explore the trends that define today’s threat landscape such as recent cyber attacks, intelligence-led insights, and advanced defensive strategies.

Join us for the after meeting soirée with food and drinks at the Islander Restaurant. Plan on bringing a friend!!! This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, introduce your friend and to meet new people: Address 2441 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040


Stephen Kangas has worked in the computer industry for decades, as a multiple entrepreneur, executive leader in fast-growing technology companies, and a consultant. 20 years of that has been in information security and presently advises executive management on security planning and frameworks, risk management, and strategic planning.  He began his career as a design engineer of computer hardware and software and was eventually drawn into other business roles after co-founding Chromatics Inc, Exodus Technologies, and software. While at Mission Critical Software, he was involved in the development and launch of what became the first Security Incident and Event Manager (SIEM), and at Tidal Software drove an early “expert in a box” security and application performance automation product. He holds a Masters in Science degree in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, in addition to two undergraduate degrees in IT Security and Electronics Engineering, and a number of related industry certifications.

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

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