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AI Safety Initiative

Industry leaders converge to provide authoritative research, tools, education and certification for AI safety and security.
AI Safety Initiative

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly reshapes technology and security, CSA launches the AI Safety Initiative, a pioneering effort dedicated to establishing and disseminating trusted security best practices for AI. With an initial focus on Generative AI, our mission is to empower organizations of all sizes with the guidelines, templates, and knowledge they need to deploy AI solutions that are safe, responsible, and compliant. Our objectives include:

  1. Creating trusted best practices for AI and make them freely available

  2. Providing customers of all sizes confidence to accelerate responsible adoption due to the presence of guidelines for usage that mitigate risks

  3. Complementing AI assurance programs within governments with a healthy degree of industry self-regulation

  4. Addressing critical ethical issues and impact to society resulting from significant advances in AI over the next several years

Strategic Initiatives

The AI Safety Initiative will not only address today's challenges, but also the future of AI. This includes:
  • AI usage guidelines tied to existing security and governance frameworks

  • Improving cybersecurity through appropriate use of AI

  • Future challenges brought on by the next generation of AI

  • Guidance on ethics and issues unique to AI

  • How AI can be attacked to assist AI's continuous improvement

  • How malicious actors can, will, and are using AI

Executive Committee

Meet our Executive Committee, the driving force behind the AI Safety Initiative, leading our strategic direction and pioneering efforts in AI-related advancements and safety.

Jerry Archer
Jerry Archer
SVP and Chief Security Officer for Sallie Mae

Jerry Archer

SVP and Chief Security Officer for Sallie Mae

Jerry Archer is an SVP and Chief Security Officer for Sallie Mae. Archer’s responsibilities include securing and protecting all of Sallie Mae’s systems and offerings, and for security initiatives across the company. Prior to Sallie Mae, Archer was the CISO at Intuit and prior to joining Intuit, Archer was managing director at Global Competitive Strategies. Previously, Archer was SVP for Global Interoperability at Visa International and bef...

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Illena Armstrong
Illena Armstrong
President, CSA

Illena Armstrong

President, CSA

Illena Armstrong is a long-time international media and business development leader who, with the help of the talented teams she has managed over the years, successfully built and maintained a wide range of award-winning, digitally-driven multimedia, intelligence/research, and educational offerings serving targeted audiences. Along with her current role as President of CSA, she serves as a Fellow with the International Association of Certif...

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Alan Boehme
Alan Boehme
Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble

Alan Boehme

Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble

Alan Boehme serves as Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble. Prior to this he was Chief of Enterprise Architecture for The Coca-Cola Company. Boehme was previously Sr. VP and Head of IT Architecture for the ING Global Insurance Business as well as serving as chairman of the global cross banking / insurance business (ING Group) enterprise architecture committee reporting into the global CTO office. Prior to his time with ING he serve...

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Vijay Bolina Headshot Missing
Vijay Bolina
Google Deepmind

Vijay Bolina

Google Deepmind

Daniele Catteddu
Daniele Catteddu
Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu

Chief Technology Officer, CSA

Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 of experience. He worked in several senior roles both in the private and public sector. He is member of various national and international security expert groups and committees on cyber-security and privacy, keynote speaker at several conferences and author of numerous studies and papers on risk management, ...

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Nicolas Chaillan Headshot Missing
Nicolas Chaillan
AskSage

Nicolas Chaillan

AskSage

Jason Clinton Headshot Missing
Jason Clinton
Chief Security Officer, Anthropic

Jason Clinton

Chief Security Officer, Anthropic

Nick Hamilton Headshot Missing
Nick Hamilton
OpenAI

Nick Hamilton

OpenAI

Sean Heide
Sean Heide
Technical Research Director, CSA

Sean Heide

Technical Research Director, CSA

James Kavanagh Headshot Missing
James Kavanagh
Amazon

James Kavanagh

Amazon

Paul B. Kurtz
Paul B. Kurtz
Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk

Paul B. Kurtz

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk

Paul Kurtz is the Chief Executive Officer of TruSTAR Technology. Prior to TruSTAR Paul Kurtz was the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for CyberPoint International LLC. While at CyberPoint, he helped grow the company from 10 to 200 employees in 5 years by building the US government and international business verticals. Prior to CyberPoint, Paul was the managing partner of Good Harbor Consulting where he oversaw ...

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Christine Lai Headshot Missing
Christine Lai
CISA

Christine Lai

CISA

Kathleen Moriarty Headshot Missing
Kathleen Moriarty

Kathleen Moriarty

Catherine Nelson Headshot Missing
Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson

Vitaliy Panych Headshot Missing
Vitaliy Panych

Vitaliy Panych

James Patterson Headshot Missing
James Patterson
CISA

James Patterson

CISA

Jim Reavis
Jim Reavis
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

Jim Reavis

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CSA

For over 30 years, Jim Reavis has worked in cybersecurity industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many.
Jim launched Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in 2009 and has led its global growth and position as among the most vital cybersecurity communities worldwide. Under Ji...

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Mark Ryland Headshot Missing
Mark Ryland
Amazon

Mark Ryland

Amazon

Tony Sager Headshot Missing
Tony Sager
Center for Internet Security

Tony Sager

Center for Internet Security

Caleb Sima Headshot Missing
Caleb Sima

Caleb Sima

Phil Venables Headshot Missing
Phil Venables
Google Cloud

Phil Venables

Google Cloud

John Yeoh
John Yeoh
Global Vice President of Research, CSA

John Yeoh

Global Vice President of Research, CSA

With over 15 years of experience in research and technology, John excels at executive-level leadership, relationship management, and strategy development. He is a published author, technologist, and researcher with areas of expertise in cybersecurity, cloud computing, information security, and next generation technology (IoT, Big Data, SecaaS, Quantum). John specializes in risk management, third party assessment, GRC, data protection, incid...

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Corporate Member Leadership Council

This council is open to all CSA corporate members. It provides oversight of our AI activities, works closely with the Executive Committee to shape strategy, and helps promote the AI Safety Initiative.

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Non-Profit Leadership Council

This council supports the mission of the AI Safety Initiative by overseeing its activities with a broader perspective from external entities.

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Organizational AI Usage Certification & Compliance

CSA is set to enhance STAR, our industry leading cloud assurance program, to include AI compliance and certification services. This expansion, named STAR AI, will cater to both providers and enterprises incorporating AI into their solutions, based on the consensus best practices developed by the initiative research working groups. A full roadmap for this update will be announced in Q3 2024.

Learn About STAR

Professional Development & Credentialing

CSA is developing educational curriculum, courses and a credentialing program for cybersecurity professionals seeking to demonstrate expertise in critical AI topics. This will be based on the consensus best practices developed by the initiative research working groups. Contact us for organizations interested in partnering to deliver AI cybersecurity education.

Global Chapters

CSA's Global Chapters are key to spreading knowledge and innovation, each dedicated to fostering the advancement of artificial intelligence in the realm of cloud security. Whether you're looking to dive deeper into AI safety, share expertise, or network, become part of a community shaping the future of cloud security.

CSA has developed an AI Safety Initiative enablement package for chapters to promote and participate in this initiative. To gain access please contact your local chapter or contact [email protected].

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Research Working Groups

CSA's four AI working groups have been established to fulfill the mission of the AI Safety Initiative.

Explore the latest AI tech, predict risks, and ensure innovation meets security in the realm of AI.

AI Technology and Risk

Establishing AI governance and compliance standards, shaping policy, and setting the industry benchmark.

AI Governance & Compliance

This committee aligns with NIST Cybersecurity Framework to establish a robust, flexible, and multi-layered framework.

AI Controls

Defining industry roles for AI security teams, adapting to evolving challenges, and staying ahead of AI.

AI Organizational Responsibilities

Research for Artificial Intelligence

CSA Large Language Model (LLM) Threats Taxonomy
CSA Large Language Model (LLM) Threats Taxonomy
Confronting Shadow Access Risks: Considerations for Zero Trust and Artificial Intelligence Deployments
Confronting Shadow Access Risks: Considerations...
AI Resilience: A Revolutionary Benchmarking Model for AI Safety
AI Resilience: A Revolutionary Benchmarking Mod...

AI Insights & Events

Blogs

Stay updated with our latest blog posts on cloud security insights, trends, and best practices to get ahead of the evolving security landscape.

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