Roundtable on protecting against Twitter bots and Facebook attacks to influ...

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AFL-CIO ( 2:00 - 5:00 PM EST )

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Join us for an interactive roundtable discussion with security experts specializing in attacks through social media and how defense strategies against them.

(1) City of Charlottesville Use Case
  • Problem: After the Unite the Right events (August 12, 2017), the city of Charlottesville determined that they needed to protect their reputation and the security of their civil servants. Charlottesville needed a platform that could find malicious, fake, and impersonation accounts that were connecting to the city-owned accounts, as well as posting on Charlottesville digital presences to create disinformation. The City of Charlottesville was also concerned that accounts could be taken over to add to the story lines.
  • How it happened: Nation-states and hacker groups used the city of Charlottesville as part of a disinformation campaign to create divisiveness in American Society. This political issue was a reputation crisis for the city because it impacted its tourism, real estate value, and ultimately the tax base. Also by "friending" city employees it was now possible for the hacker groups to post to their timelines, narratives, and social engineer these employees, impacting their own personal security.
  • How it was solved for it: The city changed its risk profile for by finding fake accounts, disinformation, and bots, and then taking them down with SafeGuard Cyber. By protecting the accounts of civil servants, we were able to protect the city's employees' social profiles from being taken over and/or used for further disinformation.

(2) How Russian Twitter Bots Weaponize Social Media to Influence & Disarm Report

We'll review a report that details how Russian bot operators conduct influence operations on Twitter, one of many fronts in the new era of information warfare. Learn how Russian Twitter bots:
  • Are deployed to re-shape public opinion
  • Operate within clearly identifiable content themes
  • Extend their reach by hijacking or piggy-backing off organically created hashtags
  • Are purpose-built to connect with one another to create amplification nodes

A special thanks to the AFL-CIO for hosting the event. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. Thanks.

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