Kevin Mandia [1] [2], CEO of Mandiant at Google Cloud [1] [2], highlights the growing threat of AI-generated deepfake content and proposes the use of content “watermarks” as a solution.


Mandia stresses the importance of attribution intel to hold cybercriminals accountable and suggests sharing information on threat actors to increase the risk for attackers [1]. He advocates for a shift towards identifying individuals behind cyberattacks and emphasizes the need for privacy and civil liberty laws in addressing cybercrime effectively. Mandia also predicts the widespread use of more realistic deepfake audio and video content generated by AI technology and recommends embedding watermarks in content to prevent deception.


The rise of AI-generated deepfake content poses a significant challenge in the cybersecurity landscape. By implementing content “watermarks” and focusing on attribution intel, we can combat the manipulation of audio and video [1]. It is crucial to prioritize privacy and civil liberty laws to address cybercrime effectively. Looking ahead, the prevalence of deepfake technology underscores the need for proactive measures to protect against deception and manipulation in the digital realm.