Deepfakes: Changing the Fraud Landscape
August 27, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 Minutes
CPE Credits: 2
Video or audio clips manipulated by advanced technology, otherwise known as “deepfakes,” 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 deepfakes, 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 deepfakes become more advanced or accessible, other traditional fraud schemes could benefit from leveraging the ability to manipulate audio and video. Fraud examiners need to be aware of the risks associated with deepfakes and how best to protect their organizations from this emerging threat and understand potential implications for more traditional fraud examination issues.
You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize the types of technology with which deepfakes are created and spread
- Relate deepfake technology applications to existing fraud schemes and implications for traditional fraud examination processes
Mason Wilder, CFE
Senior Research Specialist
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Field of Study: Information Technology
Course Level: Basic
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
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