CyberSec&AI
Connected

The essential virtual event
connecting global AI and
cybersecurity experts

Main theme: AI for privacy and security

CyberSec&AI Connected 2020 explored the themes of AI for privacy and security, revealing the challenges and opportunities facing all those working and researching at the intersection of AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity.

AI and privacy

In an increasingly digital world, the matter of data privacy has never been so central to how we govern, how we work, and how we interact as a society and as individuals.

Questions explored:
How does AI help and hinder responsible data privacy usage and what technical and ethical challenges does it pose?

AI and security

Cybercriminals are advancing their attacks and tactics everyday.

Questions explored:
How can AI be employed to counter advances in adversarial AI technology, block new attack methods, and provide people, businesses, and governments with safe cyber environments?

Technical
workshops

Our technical workshops provide a platform for cybersecurity practitioners and researchers to deep dive into the latest research, technology, and case studies around AI and machine learning in cybersecurity and privacy.

Conference speakers

2020’s leading experts in AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity shared their insights and contributed to the ongoing discussion within the community with delegates from around the world. The Full list of this year’s presenters can be seen on our Speakers page.

Roger Dingledine

President, Researcher and Co-founder

Tor Project

CyberSecAI Connected 2020

Roger Dingledine

President, Researcher and Co-founder

Roger Dingledine is president and co-founder of the Tor Project, a nonprofit that develops free and open source software to protect people from tracking, censorship, and surveillance online. Wearin...

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Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Avast Security Ambassador

Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster, Avast Security Ambassador

Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 and was the world’s top-rated player for 20 years. In 2016, he was named a Security Ambassador by Avast, where he discusses...

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Clive Thompson

Author and Columnist

Wired

Clive Thompson

Author and Columnist

Clive is a computer geek from way back. He got interested in them as a child in the early 80s in Toronto, when machines like the Commodore 64 arrived. His parents wouldn’t get their family a compute...

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Michal Pechoucek

CTO at Avast and AI Professor at CTU

Avast & Czech Technical University in Prague

Michal Pechoucek

CTO at Avast and AI Professor at CTU

Michal Pechoucek is Chief Technology Officer at Avast. He is also a professor at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, his alma mater, where he gained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Mic...

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Hany Farid

Professor

EECS & I School, UC Berkeley

Hany Farid

Professor

Hany Farid is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information. His research focuses on di...

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Carmela Troncoso

Professor

EPFL Switzerland

EPFL

Carmela Troncoso

Professor

Carmela Troncoso is an assistant professor at EPFL (Switzerland) where she heads the SPRING Lab. Her research focuses on security and privacy. Carmela holds a Master's degree in Telecommunication E...

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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security)

King’s College London

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Lorenzo Cavallaro

Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security)

Lorenzo grew up on pizza, spaghetti, and Phrack, first. Underground and academic research interests followed shortly thereafter. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Milan (2008),...

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Viliam Lisy

Senior Research Scientist at Avast and Assistant Professor at CTU

Avast & Czech Technical University in Prague

Viliam Lisy

Senior Research Scientist at Avast and Assistant Professor at CTU

Viliam Lisy is a senior research scientist in the Technology and Innovation Office at Avast. He also works as an assistant professor at the Artificial Intelligence Center at the Department of Computer...

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Avast

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Rajarshi Gupta

VP, Head of AI & Network Security

Rajarshi Gupta is VP and the Head of AI & Network Security at Avast, one of the largest consumer security companies in the world. Prior to joining Avast, Rajarshi worked for many years at Qualcomm...

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Samir Kumar

Managing Director

M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund

CyberSecAI Connected 2020

Samir Kumar

Managing Director

Samir Kumar is managing director at M12 - Microsoft’s Venture Fund, providing technical leadership for the recently announced AI Fund. He will also lead investment activities in other key frontier t...

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Sandra Wachter

Associate Professor

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Sandra Wachter

Associate Professor

Professor Sandra Wachter is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Law and Ethics of AI, Big Data, and robotics as well as Internet Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute at the Uni...

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Noel Sharkey

Emeritus Professor of Robotics and AI

The University of Sheffield

Noel Sharkey

Emeritus Professor of Robotics and AI

Noel Sharkey PhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010). He h...

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Celeste Fralick

Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist

McAfee

McAfee

Celeste Fralick

Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist

Celeste Fralick is the Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist for McAfee. She is responsible for McAfee's technical analytic strategy that integrates into McAfee consumer and enterprise pr...

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  • TOP SPEAKERS
  • INNOVATION
  • NETWORKING

1. Attendees learned about the latest advancements in AI for cybersecurity

With speakers from some of the biggest cybersecurity, technology and AI companies in the world, attendees heard from the front lines of the battle against cybercrime and saw how data and privacy concerns are redefining our digital battlefield.

2. Interactive panel sessions allowed attendees to engage with global thought leaders from academia and industry.

Our virtual platform connected attendees directly with our panel discussions, allowing them to put questions straight to the experts and help shape the debate.

3. Attendees took part in a unique live global event, connecting the best minds in AI and cybersecurity.

Connections were made with leading academics and tech professionals from some of the world’s biggest and most forward-thinking organizations.

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“I found the sessions extremely informative and engaging. The online networking sessions provided an excellent opportunity for those with a common interest to e-meet up, discuss, collaborate in an informal way.”

Sherin Mathews

SENIOR DATA SCIENTIST

McAfee

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CyberSecAI has been the best virtual conference experience I’ve had. Throughout the day, the speakers did an excellent job of presenting a diverse range of interesting and applicable topics of AI/ML use in the security space in a clear, intuitive manner. As always a highlight of in-person events, I enjoyed connecting and discussing my talk and other talks with my peers.

Bobby Filar

LEAD DATA SCIENTIST

Elastic Security

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“The amount of work put in by organizers was very evident. CyberSec&AI is a very professionally orchestrated conference. It was my pleasure to participate.”

Hyrum Anderson

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Microsoft

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“Even during a pandemic, the CyberSec&AI 2020 event was able to shorten the global distance between cybersecurity and machine learning experts one more time!

It was so delightful and inspiring to discuss with other people in these fields, and I felt honored to be part of such an important event. Looking forward to the 2021 edition!

Luca Demetrio

PhD STUDENT

Università degli Studi di Genova

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