Sankei Shimbun published an interview I conducted beginning last year November and finishing up in January 2018. The article was written by a gentleman named Bando-san, and it discusses nation states leveraging artificial intelligence in cyber operations, among other topics:

元在日米軍司令部サイバーセキュリティー長のスコット・ジャーコフ氏が産経新聞の取材で明らかにした。ジャーコフ氏は現在、米セキュリティー企業「マカフィー」のサイバー戦略室シニアセキュリティアドバイザーを務め、攻撃動向などを調査。欧州警察機関(ユーロポール)などと情報を共有し、昨年、中露のAI技術取得の情報を入手したという。

ジャーコフ氏によると、中露が獲得したAI技術は自動的に膨大な数のパソコンやスマートフォンにウイルスを送れる機能を持つ。添付ファイルを開封すればウイルス感染するメールを世界中に一斉送信し、「ハッカーが関与しなくても情報窃取やシステムを破壊する攻撃などが可能」という。また、ジャーコフ氏は「標的にする組織のシステムの欠陥を調査したり、金銭を奪える標的を探したりするAI技術も獲得した」と指摘。北朝鮮については近年、判明した同国のサイバー犯罪を分析し「AI技術を取得している可能性がある」とした。

The article, quite obviously, is entirely in Japanese, and covers many of the topics Bando-san and I discussed. The interview was a lot of fun, and I even ended up breaking out a whiteboard to draw out some of the ideas I was trying to convey. I have conducted a few media sessions, and a couple other interviews, but this was the first time I took this route.

One extremely perplexing note: although the interview was conducted in the McAfee office in Shibuya Mark City where I work, the journalist opted to use the title from my previous position with the US Department of Defense. I suspect he believes United States Forces Japan Chief of Cyber Security sounds more legitimate than McAfee Senior Security Advisor? I disagree, but can understand his perspective.

Lastly, there was a photographer present during the interview, snapping tons of pictures. Of all the shots taken, WTF was that one selected for the article?