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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Developes AI Roadmap Amidst Governational Efforts for Secure Implementation

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its inaugural Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence (AI). This move is seen as a crucial step in the broader governmental effort to ensure secure development and implementation of AI capabilities, which aligns with President Biden’s recent call for responsible use of AI.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a secure and resilient digital ecosystem that promotes innovation and technological progress.”

Challenges and Mandate

DHS is globally mandated to promote AI safety standards, safeguard US networks and critical infrastructure, and address risks associated with AI—including potential use “to create weapons of mass destruction”.”

CISA’s Roadmap for AI

CISA’s roadmap outlines five strategic lines of effort, providing a blueprint for concrete initiatives and a responsible approach to integrating AI into cybersecurity.

Dual Nature of AI

“Artificial Intelligence holds immense promise in enhancing our nation’s cybersecurity, but as the most powerful technology of our lifetimes, it also presents enormous risks,” commented CISA Director Jen Easterly.

Lines of Effort

  • “This is a step in the right direction. It shows the government is taking the potential threats and benefits of AI seriously.”
  • “The roadmap is pretty comprehensive. Nothing stands out as missing initially, although the devil is in the details when it comes to security, and even more so when it comes to a completely new technology. CISA’s ability to keep up may depend on their ability to get talent or train internal folks. Both of those are difficult to accomplish at scale.”

Public Involvement and Stakeholder Engagement

CISA invites stakeholders, partners, and the public to explore the Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence and gain insights into the strategic vision for AI technology and cybersecurity.

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