Speaker: Mason Wilder; CFE, Senior Research Specialist
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Bio: Mason Wilder, CFE, is a Senior Research Specialist for the ACFE. In this role, he creates and updates ACFE materials for continuing professional education with a focus on investigation, conducts trainings, writes for all the ACFE publications, and responds to member and media requests. Prior to joining the ACFE, Wilder worked in corporate security intelligence and investigations at multiple companies, specializing in background and due diligence investigations as well as intelligence analysis for international physical security and crisis response.
Topic: Deepfakes & Fraud
Video or audio clips manipulated by advanced technology, otherwise known as “deep fakes,” could produce devastating societal impacts, from swinging elections to causing riots or even prompting a war. As researchers, governments, and technology companies grapple with the existential threats posed by deep fakes, the fraud implications of the phenomenon might be overlooked.
At least one major fraud scheme incorporating the technology already caused a major loss for an organization. As resources for creating deep fakes become more advanced or accessible, other traditional fraud schemes could benefit from leveraging the ability to manipulate audio and video. Investigators and fraud examiners need to be aware of the risks associated with deep fakes and how best to protect their organizations from this emerging threat and understand potential implications for more traditional investigation issues.
Delivery Method: Virtual - Zoom Webinar
CPE offered: 1 hour
Program Level: Basic
Advanced preparation: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
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