Security Unlocked 1.5.22
Ep 55 | 1.5.22

Disinformation in the Enterprise

Show Notes

Disinformation refers to the calculated use of false information to influence others and has been a steadily growing form of information warfare. Unfortunately, disinformation is everywhere these days, often hidden in plain sight. Criminals will also adapt and take advantage of technologies, such as AI and deepfakes, to increase the effectiveness of disinformation campaigns. Of course, there are ways to combat these types of attacks, and we cover recommendations for protecting the enterprise in the 2021 Microsoft Digital Defense Report (MDDR).  

In this episode of Security Unlocked, hosts Natalia Godyla and Nic Fillingham are joined by the Director of Enterprise Continuity and Resilience at Microsoft, Irfan Mirza, who authored the chapter on disinformation in the enterprise in the 2021 MDDR. Irfan joins to discuss what disinformation is, why the use of disinformation is growing, how cognitive hacking occurs, and how cybersecurity can start thinking about adapting their strategies. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:    

  • How to identify disinformation campaigns  
  • How to train users and protect your organization from disinformation   
  • Why we need AI to defend against disinformation 

Some Questions We Ask:    

  • What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation? 
  • How does disinformation impact cybersecurity? 
  • What new skills do cybersecurity professionals need to be able to protect the enterprise from this new threat? 


Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2021 

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