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The Implications of Deep Fakes

October 30, 2019 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

This event will focus on the recent improvement and accessibility in deepfakes technology, its effect on society, and how government and industry can respond. Addressing the problem will require new technical solutions for verifying the authenticity of media, and a new legal framework to reconcile how deepfakes fit within societies’ understanding of free speech.

Event Participants

Steve Grobman is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McAfee.

In this role, he sets the technical strategy and direction to create technologies that protect smart, connected computing devices and infrastructure worldwide. Grobman leads McAfee’s development of next generation cyber-defense and data science technologies, threat and vulnerability research and internal CISO and IT organizations. Prior to joining McAfee, he dedicated more than two decades to senior technical leadership positions related to cybersecurity at Intel Corporation where he was an Intel Fellow. He has written numerous technical papers and books and holds 27 U.S. patents. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from North Carolina State University.

Jeanette ManfraAssistant Director for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

Ms. Manfra leads the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Previously, Ms. Manfra served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) before the agency became CISA on November 16, 2018. Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for NPPD. Ms. Manfra also served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House. At DHS, she held multiple positions in the Cybersecurity Division, including advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, during which time she led the Department’s efforts in establishing the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Before joining DHS, Jeanette served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and a Military Intelligence Officer.

Matt TurekProgram Manager, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 

Dr. Matt Turek joined DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in July 2018. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and their application to problems with significant societal impact. Prior to his position at DARPA, Turek was at Kitware, Inc., where he led a team developing computer vision technologies. His research focused on multiple areas, including large scale behavior recognition and modeling; object detection and tracking; activity recognition; normalcy modeling and anomaly detection; and image indexing and retrieval. Turek has made significant contributions to multiple DARPA and Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) efforts and has transitioned large scale systems for operational use. Before joining Kitware, Turek worked for GE Global Research, conducting research in medical imaging and industrial inspection. Turek holds a Doctor of Philosophy in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Marquette University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University. His doctoral work focused on combinatorial optimization techniques for computer vision problems. Turek is a co-inventor on 14 patents and co-author of multiple publications, primarily in computer vision.

Moderated by James A. Lewis, SVP & Director, CSIS Technology Policy Program


1:45PM - Registration Opens
2:00PM - Speaker Introductions
2:05PM - Opening Remarks                          
2:20PM - Moderated Discussion Begins
3:15PM - Audience Q&A
3:45PM - Closing Thoughts                   
4:00PM - END

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program