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Ajder is GenAI speaker at Infosec

The impact of generative AI (GenAI) cybersecurity comes under discussion at Infosecurity Europe ( as GenAI and deepfake expert, Henry Ajder, takes to the stage.

Globally recognized advisor, speaker, and broadcaster working at the frontier of the generative AI and synthetic media revolution Henry Ajder has led pioneering research at MIT, WITNESS, and Sensity AI, influencing international legislation and corporate AI strategy.  

“I’m very much looking forward to sharing insights with leading cybersecurity professionals on the fast-evolving deepfakes and GenAI landscape, helping them to understand the potential opportunities and challenges that arise with the integration of AI into cyber,” says Henry Ajder.  “AI’s role is no longer theoretical or a small segment, but a critical part of the threat and defence innovation landscape.  Learning how to navigate the GenAI paradigm shift is essential to excelling in the cybersecurity industry both now and for an increasing AI centred future.”

On the Keynote stage, Henry will then be joined by Tope Olufon, Senior Analyst, Forrester, in a fireside chat session, ‘Wading through AI overload – where are we going and what are you doing?’  that will address the sensationalism and speculation within the industry.  They will discuss where the business needs lie for AI, how AI is being adopted and how to ensure AI generated information is trustworthy.

The news comes as Infosecurity Europe announces the launch of its 2024 Cybersecurity Trends report ( that found that 50% of surveyed IT security decision makers admitted fearing that AI will lead to more attacks, a testament to the widespread impact of the technology for both security professionals and threat actors alike.  Generative AI, ransomware, and social engineering are the threats most likely to keep CISOs up at night, with over a third of survey respondents saying these issues were driving investment in cybersecurity.

Despite the threat of attack, 54% responded that their organizations planned to integrate AI as part of their cybersecurity strategy in the next 12 months.  There was optimism that AI would have a positive impact on cyber professionals, with 42% agreeing that the technology would result in faster training, broader awareness, and better education.   With this in mind, 44% of respondents say they believe generative AI could play a significant role in helping to bridge the skills gap in cybersecurity, however, regulatory and ethical concerns could squeeze the brakes on some of this enthusiasm, with almost half of respondents stating that legislative challenges and moral dilemmas will slow their adoption of AI.

“AI is completely transforming the way we do things in the workplace, but cybercriminals are also taking advantage of this evolving tech,” says Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director, Infosecurity Group.  “Our survey highlights the AI risks to business, but it’s great to see so many looking to integrate AI into their cybersecurity strategies over the coming year.  Henry’s insight into the challenges, the business needs, and the integrity of AI, will provide the perfect stepping stones for those amongst us that are tasked with AI implementation within their organization.”

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