Building Trust in a Virtual World: Safeguards and Strategies with Lisa Flynn
About The Guest: Lisa Flynn is an expert in generative AI and social engineering. She holds a master's degree in information systems and cyber and is a white hat hacker. Lisa is passionate about demystifying AI and technology and educating others about the potential risks and benefits they pose.
Summary: Lisa Flynn discusses the rise of social engineering and hacking humans through the use of generative AI. She explains that social engineering involves manipulating individuals to do things they wouldn't normally do, often through the use of personal information obtained from social media. Lisa highlights the dangers of voice phishing and deep fakes, where hackers can use AI to mimic someone's voice or appearance. She emphasizes the need for critical thinking and situational awareness to protect against these threats. Lisa also explores the potential positive uses of AI, such as automating mundane tasks and improving cybersecurity. Key Takeaways: Social engineering involves manipulating individuals to do things they wouldn't normally do. Voice phishing and deep fakes pose significant risks, as hackers can mimic someone's voice or appearance using AI. Critical thinking and situational awareness are essential for protecting against social engineering attacks. AI can be used to automate mundane tasks and improve cybersecurity.