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IEMSC Hosts Understanding and Defending Against Disinformation Techniques | October 24

Introduction to Understanding and Defending Against Disinformation Techniques
Online Workshop
Saturday, October 24 | 1-4 PM PDT

Please join the Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture for a workshop on disinformation techniques that will help you recognize and defend against disinformation as we head into Election Day. This three-hour interactive session will feature a mix of lectures, discussions, and guided exercises that will introduce participants to the information and skills needed to identify several common disinformation methods, including rumors, character assassination, political campaign dirty tricks, and the use of digital forgeries such as deep fakes, and understand the thought behind the application of these techniques from both the attacker's and defender's point of view.

This workshop will be led by Rand Waltzman, deputy chief technology officer at RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that helps improve public policy and decision-making through research and analysis; Theresa de los Santos ('01, MA '08), an award-winning news producer, associate professor of communication, Seaver College Communications Division, and the IEMSC academic director for journalism; and Keith Montgomery, principal and vice chairman of CyberOi, a certified diversity-owned consulting firm with expertise in next-generation technology and systems integration. Exercises will include identifying, designing, and reviewing manipulation attacks from multiple angles and give participants the confidence to start defending themselves against disinformation attacks.

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/iemscworkshop

Discount Code: IEMSCVIP (Students must enter the code during checkout to register for FREE)