Cyber Influence (Intelligence, Elections, Deep-fake)

This session will explore the available technology in exerting influence over citizens while allowing foreign actors to engage in cyber espionage and collect intelligence. The session will also cover the ways in which deep fake technology causes confusion and spreads disinformation, especially in the context of global politics, yet may be extremely hard to detect. Political parties and election processes themselves are increasingly vulnerable to local and foreign hacking. This session will provide examples of protocols and initiatives established by countries around in order to deal with cyber challenges affecting cyber intelligence. This session will touch upon the intervention of foreign actors like Russia and China. What do they want to achieve? We’ll explore Interference in election results to change the outcome. We’ll also look at influence campaigns and the role that trolls, avatars and bots play.

**Space is limited and subject to final approval