Security Unlocked 6.9.21
Ep 31 | 6.9.21

Red-teaming AI with CounterFit

Show Notes

It’s an all out offensive on today’s episode while we talk about how the best defense is a good offense. But before we plan our attack, we need to know our vulnerabilities, and that’s where our guest comes in.  

On this episode, hosts Nic Fillingham and Natalia Godyla are joined by Will Pearce, who discusses his role as AI Red Team Lead from the Azure Trustworthy ML Group and how he works to find weaknesses in security infrastructure to better develop ways to prevent against attacks.  

In This Episode You Will Learn:  

  • The three main functions of counterfeit  
  • Why the best defense is a good offense 
  • Why Will and his team aren’t worried about showing their hand by releasing this software as open source  

Some Questions We Ask:  

  • What previously developed infrastructure was the counterfeit tool built upon? 
  • How AI red teaming differs from traditional specops red teaming 
  • How did the counterfeit project evolve from conception to release? 


Will Pearce’s LinkedIn

AI security risk assessment using Counterfit 

Microsoft Security Blog


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