Cybersecurity Sessions S02E01: AI ethics, ticket scalping, Russian disinformation, card cracking

Cybersecurity Sessions S02E01: AI ethics, ticket scalping, Russian disinformation, card cracking

May 9, 2023

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.

Dani 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.

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.

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