The Emerging Threat of Cybercriminal AI

Shuman Ghosemajumder, Shape Security and Martin Giles, MIT Technology Review

Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO of Shape Security and MIT Technology Review's Martin Giles discuss responsibilities that companies have towards protecting the sensitive personal information they hold about us.

Shuman Ghosemajumder, Chief Technology Officer, Shape Security

Shuman is CTO at Shape Security, which operates a global defense platform to protect web and mobile applications against sophisticated cybercriminal attacks. Shape is the primary application defense for the world’s largest banks, airlines, retailers, and government agencies, and prevented over $1 billion in fraud last year. Shuman previously led global product management for click fraud at Google, where his team safeguarded and enabled the $23 billion annual revenue AdWords business. He joined Google in 2003 as one of the early product managers for AdSense, held key product management roles in growing that business to $2 billion in annual revenue, and helped launch Gmail. Shuman is the co-author of CGI Programming Unleashed, a contributing author to Crimeware, and a regular guest lecturer at Stanford. In 2011, the Boston Globe named him to their MIT150 list, as one of the top innovators in the 150-year history of MIT.

Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

Martin Giles is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of the MIT Technology Review. Previously, Mr. Giles was a partner at Wing charged with developing the firm’s intellectual capital. He works with his colleagues to develop deep and actionable insights in core areas of interest to Wing and its portfolio companies.

Prior to Wing, Martin was a journalist with The Economist Newspaper and led the paper’s coverage of Silicon Valley. During his 26-year career with The Economist, he also spent a decade as an operating executive running various global businesses and acquiring and managing startups.

Martin is a senior industry fellow at The University of California, Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on The Future of Electronics. He is also a trustee of a charity that supports young people who want to become business journalists.


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