The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revealed its first roadmap for artificial intelligence (AI). This effort is in line with President Biden’s recent Executive Order, instructing DHS to advocate for global AI safety standards, protect US networks and critical infrastructure, and confront the potential misuse of AI for weaponization.
According to Info-Security, the initiative aligns with President Biden’s recent Executive Order, which directed DHS to globally promote AI safety standards, safeguard US networks and critical infrastructure, and address the potential weaponization of AI.
The roadmap comprises five strategic lines of effort aimed at steering concrete initiatives and articulating CISA’s responsible approach to AI in cybersecurity.
“DHS has a broad leadership role in advancing the responsible use of AI and this cybersecurity roadmap is one important element of our work,” commented secretary of homeland security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
“CISA’s roadmap lays out the steps that the agency will take as part of our Department’s broader efforts to both leverage AI and mitigate its risks to our critical infrastructure and cyber defenses.”
The lines of effort outlined in the roadmap include:
- Using AI responsibly to support CISA’s mission
- Assessing and assuring AI systems
- Protecting critical infrastructure from malicious AI use
- Collaborating and communicating on key AI efforts
- Expanding AI expertise in the workforce