Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly be leveraged by threat actors in creative social engineering attacks against individuals and organizations to conduct fraud. This presentation will outline various aspects of AI with emphasis on the recent evolution of deep fakes. Examples of visual and audio deep fakes will be shared and analyzed. While acknowledging various beneficial uses of this technology, the presenter will examine recent cases where deep fakes are already being utilized to conduct. fraud. Measures which organizations may incorporate for the verification and authentication of critical information will be shared and discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe advances in artificial intelligence which can be leveraged to conduct fraud. 
  • Understand how deep fake audio technology is combined with caller ID spoofing to conduct dangerous vishing attacks 
  • Identify procedures which organizations can incorporate for verification and authentication of instructions received within the management chain as well as from external parties


Peter Warmka is a former senior intelligence officer with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) specialized in clandestine Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection. Following his CIA career, Mr. Warmka has made it his personal mission to help U.S. Government departments, NGO’s, major corporations and academic institutions understand and effectively combat the ever increasing threat of security breaches resulting from the artful manipulation of insiders by those seeking to steal proprietary information and personal data. Warmka is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He is a certified instructor with the CIA-U and an adjunct professor with Webster University where he lectures on social engineering, intelligence and counterintelligence in the Master’s in Cyber Security program. Warmka has authored numerous articles for publications within the fields of security and fraud and presented on these topics at various global conferences.