Muhammad Shahmeer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Younite, Pakistan

Session Title: Machine Learning Poisoning: How Attackers Can Manipulate AI Models for Malicious Purposes

The use of machine learning and artificial intelligence has been on the rise in various industries, including the field of cybersecurity. These technologies have shown great potential in detecting and mitigating cyber threats, but they also come with their own set of risks. One of the most significant risks is the threat of machine learning poisoning attacks. Machine learning poisoning attacks involve an attacker manipulating the data or the learning algorithm used by an AI model to compromise its accuracy or functionality. This type of attack is particularly dangerous because it can go undetected for a long time, and it can be challenging to trace its origins. A successful poisoning attack can result in the AI model making incorrect decisions, which can lead to a security breach or data loss. To protect against machine learning poisoning attacks, organizations must implement various security measures. One of the best ways to prevent such attacks is to validate the data used to train the AI model. This includes checking for any anomalies or biases in the data, ensuring that the data is appropriately labeled, and verifying that the data sources are trustworthy.

Shahmeer Amir is a world-renowned Ethical Hacker and the 3rd most accomplished bug hunter who has helped over 400 Fortune companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Twitter, resolve critical security issues in their systems. He has founded multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the field of Cyber Security, and currently leads three startups in four countries.

As the CEO of Younite, Shahmeer's premier company is working on next-generation audio-video communication technologies. He is also the CEO of Veiliux, Asia's first mainstream Cyber Security startup present in the Asia Pacific, UAE, and the UK. Authiun, another startup, is a complete passwordless authentication solution for the 21st century.

Shahmeer is the Cyber Security Advisor to the Ministry of Finance Government of Pakistan, involved in multiple projects regarding Deep Sea Tracking, Digital Transformation of Legislation, and Digitization of Pakistani Cultural Content. He is also a member of Forbes Technology Council.

As an Engineer and a Cyber Security professional with relevant certifications from renowned organizations like EC-Council, Mile2, SANS, etc., Shahmeer is currently looking at the Blockchain technology for his doctorate. He has authored three books, including Bug Bounty Hunting Essentials, and a dozen research papers.

Shahmeer is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on Cyber Security, Blockchain, and other technologies, having been invited to over 80 conferences globally. including Blackhat, GiSec, FIC, AEC Alberta, Hackfest and many more. He has also been accepted at multiple prestigious academic institutions in their entrepreneurship programs, including Stanford. As a CTO of companies, Shahmeer has learned to code in 25 languages and read code in 35, making him an expert in multiple technologies.