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Cyber and Financial Crime, Through the FBI Lens

FBI Special Agent Robert Tripp Details Impact of AI, Mitigation Strategies
Robert Tripp, special agent in charge, San Francisco Field Office, FBI

Artificial intelligence has quickly grown from a potential risk to a real threat that hits many victims, said Robert Tripp, special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Office of the FBI.

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"It is a becoming a case of AI versus AI," he said, in terms of mitigation strategies. "Cyber actors are using open-source AI to enhance their abilities, while cybersecurity companies are using proprietary large language models to counter that. With more sophisticated backbone behind their efforts, the good guys are actually making progress against the bad guys."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at the RSA Conference 2024, Tripp also discussed:

  • Countermeasures to criminals using AI in their attacks;
  • The future of fraud fighting;
  • The FBI's recommendations for secure authentication methods.

FBI Director Christopher Wray named Tripp special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Office in August 2022. Tripp began his career at the FBI in 1998 as an intelligence research specialist in the Criminal Investigative Division, working on transnational organized crime issues.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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