Can you give our audience a teaser of the topics and POV you plan to talk about at our conference?
I want listener to be able to gain some new insight from my talk that she/he can bring back to the organization and have positive impact (safer organizations, more secure software, AI/ML resistant to attacks, new product ideas, etc.) My talks go wide and deep at the same time to expand your mind. The goal is to wake listeners to infinite possibilities by showing them how to connect different areas by taking a step back and being curious (questing everything). These aren't usual talks as I purposely weave audience interaction into the talks to ensure that listeners are following along and engaged.
Tell us about what you are working on right now.
Currently, I am working on several things: implementing a defense mechanism against Adversarial Samples, composing a roadmap and guide for applying MITRE ATT&CK within the enterprise, writing a booklet for lawyers to demystify how AI/ML and the law are related as well as digging deeper in XAI (eXplainable AI) and ML interpret-ability through data analytics.
Please tell us about your background and how you got into your field. What is your story of how you got here?
I have a varied back ground. Graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (not in Computer Science). Then went on to teach myself CS, software development and security through extensive reading and experimentation. Continued down the path of security leading teams to build security, manage compliance and collaborate. My recent work has been focused on AI/ML as well as the security (tricking the machine learning to do what you want it to do) around systems ( think assistants, autonomous cars, robots, etc.) built using this technology and it relations to the law. I am always trying to stay on the forefront of technology, security, software development and the law.
In the next five years, what are the most important things to keep and eye on in your field? Why?
We need to make sure that our systems and products are protected from external threats. As more and more devices become connected and AI/ML enabled, the attack pathways into your home will grow. What happens when an attacker gets control of your connected/AI enabled microwave? A microwave can become a mini-bomb if run for prolonged periods of time with nothing in it.
Who (person or company) do you feel is doing exciting stuff in your field? Why?
I think anyone who is trying to make our world more secure is exciting.
How do you hope Tulip Conference will be better than your typical event/conference? Why?
I hope the Tulip conference brings together people looking to cross pollinate. This way people who would have not normally gotten together meet and discover new ways of solving hard problems.