ZeroFOX, the leading provider of advanced artificial intelligence-powered digital risk protection, announced at Black Hat USA 2019 the latest evolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities with the release of new video analysis features.
The initial use case for this AI-based analysis is the detection of deepfake videos – an emerging threat that can be leveraged in misinformation campaigns.
A new deepfake detection toolkit
In addition to deepfake detection, ZeroFOX is donating Deepstar, a new open source toolkit to help research teams and the greater cybersecurity community tackle the new threat posed by deepfakes and enhance the accuracy and scale at which these detection capabilities must operate.
Deepstar includes code for automating the creation of deepfake datasets, testing and enhancement of detection algorithms, along with a curated library of deepfake and real videos from YouTube. The toolkit incorporates a plug-in framework, enabling researchers to easily test or re-train and compare the performance of different classifiers.
Attackers are increasingly adopting advanced image-based techniques to evade traditional text, link and file analysis-based security solutions. ZeroFOX’s new ensemble of AI-enabled computer vision and video analysis features eliminate the manual, time-intensive process of analyzing millions of images and videos that pose significant threats to brands and businesses.
“The challenge of protecting organizations from digital risks is becoming more difficult every day. Attackers are now composing and manipulating videos, and leveraging images, in ways that evade the detection capabilities of legacy solutions,” said James C. Foster, CEO of ZeroFOX.
“Over the past several years, we’ve been committed to harnessing the power of AI and applying it to the detection and remediation of modern digital risks. From OCR to image identification, and now advanced video analysis, we are able to efficiently and effectively identify and remediate critical risks at global scale.”
Social media and other digital platforms have rapidly increased the creation and dissemination of image and video-based content. Bad actors have taken advantage of these mediums, posting threatening images prior to physical attacks, and posting images of cash and credit cards to conduct scams and make money off legitimate financial institutions.
What’s more, the rise of deepfakes promises to further weaponize misinformation through altered videos. With the introduction of these advanced AI capabilities, ZeroFOX is equipping teams with the ability to identify new threats, recognize brand infringement or impersonations and remediate malicious or threatening content.
Expansion into AI-powered video analysis
ZeroFOX is a pioneer in leveraging AI to provide customers with advanced solutions to modern threats. In the past year, the team has introduced new AI capabilities, including technologies such as text analysis (sentiment analysis, NLP) and image analysis (object detection and image comparison).
With the introduction of the new video analysis capabilities, ZeroFOX is providing solutions that can analyze content and identify risks at scale across mediums. Benefits offered by the new capabilities include:
- Analyze threats in images and videos
- Identify and remove threatening images or leaked credit card information
- Detect deepfakes