Carrie Gates

Carrie Gates
Bank of America
SVP - Global Information Security

Dr. Carrie Gates joined Bank of America in October 2018 as a Senior Vice President in Global Information Security. She has established a research program, working in partnership with universities to pursue longer term, higher risk research in the security space that has the potential to improve the bank’s security posture. Her current portfolio includes the detection of audio deep fakes, voice authentication, risk metrics for user interface design, and adversarial machine learning.

Prior to joining the bank, Carrie was a co-founder of a start-up and a Senior Distinguished Engineer with Dell. In both of those roles she was responsible for helping to shape the security strategy. At Dell, and previously as a Distinguished Engineer with CA Technologies, she was responsible for pursuing research that had the potential to create product differentiation for the security product portfolio. She helped establish both companies as thought leaders

in the security space through customer and industry analyst presentations, new innovations, patent filings, and participation in the academic community.

Dr. Gates has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 20 awarded patents in the computer and network security field. She co-authored an amendment on cloud security research for the America Competes Act which was signed into law in December 2010. In October 2010 she was recognized for her work with a Women of Influence award from CSO magazine in September 2012 she was recognized by Diversity Journal’s 11th Annual Women Worth Watching and in September 2015 she was identified as one of “Five Women Leading the Way in Cyber Security” by Computer Business Review.

Outside of work, Carrie enjoys riding horses and competing in the hunter/jumper divisions. She also enjoys traveling, particularly internationally.

Abstract:  Deep Fakes are Deep Trouble

It's easy now to create a person who never existed. To give her a voice. And a history. Even to then create videos of her. What is the technology behind this? Known as deepfakes, most media portrayals of the technology talk about how it can be misused. But is there a need to panic? What can companies, and even individuals, do to protect themselves?