Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Video

Proof of Concept: Assessing the US Executive Order on AI

Also: Improving Security Review Processes, AI Talent Acquisition Challenges
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Sam Curry, Heather West and Tom Field

In the latest "Proof of Concept," Sam Curry, vice president and CISO at Zscaler and a CyberEdBoard member, and Heather West, senior director of cybersecurity and privacy services at Venable LLP, join editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss the implications of President Joe Biden's executive order on AI, how AI enhances security review processes, the potential for AI to spot software flaws, and challenges of AI talent acquisition.

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Curry and West, along with Anna Delaney, director of productions at ISMG, and Tom Field, senior vice president of editorial, share:

  • Impressions of the recent executive order on the safe, secure, and trustworthy development and deployment of artificial intelligence;
  • Issues related to the order that may have been overlooked or not adequately addressed;
  • How government organizations and vendors supplying to government can enhance their security review processes, especially in the context of red-team testing for AI systems.

Curry, a member of the CyberEdBoard, previously served as chief security officer at Cybereason and chief technology and security officer at Arbor Networks. Prior to those roles, he spent more than seven years at RSA - the security division of EMC - in a variety of senior management positions, including chief strategy officer and chief technologist and senior vice president of product management and product marketing. Curry also has held senior roles at Microstrategy, Computer Associates and McAfee.

West focuses on data governance, data security, digital identity and privacy in the digital age at Venable LLP. She has been a policy and tech translator, product consultant and long-term internet strategist, guiding clients through the intersection of emerging technologies, culture, governments and policy. She is a member of the CyberEdBoard.

Don't miss our previous installments of "Proof of Concept", including the Aug. 31 edition on securing digital government services and the Oct. 26 edition on overcoming open-source code security risks.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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