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November 26, 2019

Former intelligence officer to discuss disinformation threat at ABA national security breakfast

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2019 — Matthew F. Ferraro, a former intelligence officer and senior associate at WilmerHale, will discuss “The Threat Disinformation and Deepfakes Pose to the Private Sector” at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Ferraro will present contemporary examples of disinformation and deepfakes harming businesses, the various threat actors targeting companies, potential actions businesses can take in response to the threats and their legal implications.

Matthew Ferraro

“The Threat Disinformation and
Deepfakes Pose to the Private Sector”

Wednesday, Dec. 4
8-9 a.m. ET

University Club
1135 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Ferraro is an attorney and former intelligence officer who has broad experience in national security affairs. He has held a variety of staff, policy and operational positions with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA. At ODNI, he helped drive intelligence policy during the early years of the intelligence reform effort that followed 9/11 and against the backdrop of international conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula and Iran. He also assisted in revising the central Executive Order governing intelligence and worked on policies on information sharing, mission management and counterintelligence.

There is no charge for media covering this event — however, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected].

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