Technical Briefing

Deepfakes: An Introduction

event Friday, 5 November 2021

Have you seen Tom, Donald, Mark or Barack? 

This talk will discuss the emerging technology and threat that is known as 'Deepfakes'. It will discuss the scale of the issue, it's unfettered growth and the continual improvements that make them believable.

Join us for a Friday session with Georgia Turnham, Security Advisor at Trustwave SpiderLabs, that will cover

  • real world examples of deep fakes
  • how deep fakes are intended to be used by nefarious actors
  • the cost and availability of acquiring deep fake software, and
  • the measures that are being taken (although these are limited) to mitigate this type of threat.

Georgia's talk will end with a hypothesis of the future landscape and how deep fakes may continue to emerge. We'll explore what she expects for the future of this type of technology threat.


Friday 5th November 2021
9:00 a.m. SGT | 12:00 p.m. AEDT | 2:00 p.m. NZDT

About the speaker

(This session was recently shared by our speaker at ISACA's 2021 Oceania Conference)

Georgia Turnham BSS (Security Studies), ISO27001:2013 LI (P), CRISC, GSLC

Georgia is a Security Advisor at Trustwave, working in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space. As a result of a keen interest, multi-faceted experience, and more broadly, understanding in cyber security, security (more generally), and international relations, Georgia is able to assist clients and others with a range of problems through diverse solutions.

Georgia is currently the holder of the AISA Rising Star award, has advised to a United Nations Working Group, and presented at a number of security conferences in Australia and globally throughout 2021 (CrikeyCon and ISACA Oceania).

Georgia is a certified ISO27001:2013 Provisional Implementer, Certified Risk in Information Systems Control (CRISC), and GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC). Pursuing her desire to continuous improvement, she has furthered her knowledge through a number of educational cyber security courses pertaining to Information Security, (introductory) Cyber Threat Intelligence, PCI DSS and more. Outside of this, Georgia was an overall runner up and category winner in the 2018 ASEAN – AUSTRAC Codeathon and is an NSW Innovation Node Cyber Security Ambassador.

After graduating from Macquarie University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Security Studies, Georgia completed short stints studying abroad in the field of international relations; this included undertaking an immersive study opportunity in New York furthering her understanding on the work of the United Nations.

Georgia has a keen interest and knowledge of incident handling and management, the cyber security threat landscape, the future of the industry, and the enabling technologies that will emerge as key components of the threat landscape.