January TASK: Ethical AI for Security pros: Why it’s important, Why it’s hard, How to do it

Wednesday 26-January-2022 // 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Meeting Location: Virtual – Register

January TASK (Virtual)

Speaker: Stephan Jou
Topic: Ethical AI for Security pros: Why it’s important, Why it’s hard, How to do it

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity, such as to detect insider threats and advanced attacks, is now an accepted and important tool for our industry. However, at the same time as we are realizing the power of AI, we need to become increasingly aware of its ethical challenges. As security professionals, we are increasingly called on to advise and implement solutions relating to privacy of customers and employees. To illustrate the importance of ethical AI, in June 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently found the RCMP’s use of Clearview AI, a facial recognition company, illegal and a violation of the Privacy Act.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why It’s Important: Why responsible and ethical AI is critical, including its business advantages
  • Why It’s Hard: The technical challenges associated with responsible AI, including the limitations of standard anonymization techniques
  • How to Do It: Best practices and techniques to implement responsible and ethical AI

Stephan Jou is CTO of Interset, a Micro Focus company, a leading-edge cybersecurity and In-Q-Tel portfolio company that uses machine learning and behavioral analytics. Jou currently leads both Interset and various analytics-related initiatives for Micro Focus’ security division. Previous to Interset, Jou has been at IBM and Cognos where he led the development of over 10 products in the areas of cloud computing, mobile, visualization, semantic search, data mining and neural networks. Jou holds a M.Sc. in Computational Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, and a dual B.Sc. in Computer Science and Human Physiology, all from the University of Toronto. He has held advisory positions on NSERC Strategic Networks and is involved in setting goals for NSERC Strategic Research Grant research topics in the areas of analytics and security for Canada, and was an invited participant to represent Canadian industry in 2018’s G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence and in 2020’s consultation with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada on regulation of AI for data privacy.

View Stephan’s Slides Here: 2022-01-26 Ethical AI for Security Pros

Don’t forget to register for the webinar now (free) to ensure you get access on the night: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4016424420104/WN_lvKIpWPSQrShlJqBmOAfRA

We look forward to see you all then,
The TASK Steering Committee

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