Cyber security is constantly evolving as security experts and their adversaries develop and adapt new techniques to their trade. Researchers, companies and professionals from the security community discussed emerging trends in the field during the 8th semiannual UC Cyber Security Summit, hosted by UC Santa Barbara.
“The purpose of the conference is to raise people’s awareness and understanding of the threats and the type of technologies that can defend against those threats,” said Sam Horowitz, the university’s chief information security officer.
Speakers covered topics such as creating, weaponizing and detecting deep fakes, an issue of utmost importance, especially as the presidential race kicks into gear. They also addressed threats to critical infrastructure as well as phishing, the focus of UC Santa Barbara’s Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign this year.