Room 3 

15:00 - 16:00 


Talk (60 min)

Banking Cybersecurity: Battling DeepFakes & AI-powered Scammers

Join us in this gripping session as we peel back the layers of the banking sector's current state during these dark times. The industry faces relentless direct attacks and ingenious social engineering scams that have evolved with the digital era. As technology progresses, with the rise of DeepFake and powerful AI/ML tools like ChatGPT, scammers exploit these innovations, making cybersecurity an ever more critical pursuit.

Experience report

Representing a leading bank, we will share our first-hand experience of navigating these challenges and fortifying the protection of our customers' invaluable data and assets. Delve into the organizational hurdles we confronted from a cybersecurity perspective and gain insights into the measures we have implemented to safeguard privacy and ensure financial safety.

During our session, we will showcase a live demo, unveiling the impact of DeepFake on fraud. Discover the risks it poses to the banking sector and beyond, explore future implications, and learn about our proactive steps to mitigate these risks. Gain invaluable insights, practical advice, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to safeguard your data and assets.

George Proorocu

An IT industry veteran with 15 years of experience, starting from hands-on technical roles to leading engineering teams in security-critical sectors. Passionate about coaching, development, teaching, and supporting others.

George started his journey as a professional chess player at the age of 6, and in 2004, he won the “Romanian Chess Champion” title with his club team. At the age of 16, George followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own ISP Company in Bucharest. CN was sold when he finished high school at the age of 18, having a maximum peak of 600 clients.

George continued his career in the IT field, working on positions ranging from engineer to manager, and at the age of 27 he joined the Executive MBA class of IMT Paris as the youngest student ever to be enrolled in this program.

In 2016 he was included in the "100 Faces of Innovation" volume published by Financial Times, and so far his courses on Cybersecurity, AI and NFTs attracted over 160K students.

At this point, George is working for ING Bank, while also participating in events related to DevOps, Cybersecurity and Blockchain/NFTs.