see 2021
Session / Identity for Security

Dopple-ganging up on Facial Recognition Systems

Wednesday, June 23
11:35am - 12:00pm MDT

The advancements in technology and breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have enabled several novel applications for facial recognition. First and foremost, it can be used as a highly reliable authentication mechanism. Biometrics are an increasingly relied-upon technology to authenticate or verify individuals and are effectively replacing password and other potentially unreliable authentication methods in many cases. However, the reliance on automated systems and machine learning without considering the inherent security flaws present in the mysterious internal mechanics of face-recognition models could provide cyber criminals unique capabilities to bypass critical systems. Hear from a leading advance threat research expert on research representing the first-of-its-kind application of model hacking and facial recognition. By leveraging the power of data science and security research, we look to work closely with vendors and implementers of these critical systems to design security from the ground up, closing the gaps that weaken these systems.