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CSA Official Press Release

Published 04/24/2023

Cloud Security Alliance Releases First ChatGPT Guidance Paper and Issues Call for Artificial Intelligence Roadmap Collaboration

Cloud Security Alliance Releases First ChatGPT Guidance Paper and Issues Call for Artificial Intelligence Roadmap Collaboration

RSA Conference (San Francisco)April 24, 2023 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications, and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, released Security Implications of ChatGPT, a whitepaper release candidate that provides guidance across four dimensions of concern around this extremely popular Large Language Model. CSA is also issuing a call for collaboration in developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) roadmap for this next frontier in cybersecurity and cloud computing.

“It is difficult to overstate the impact of the current viral adoption of Artificial Intelligence and its long-term ramifications. The essential characteristics of GPT, Large Language Models, and Machine Learning, combined with pervasive infrastructure to deliver these capabilities as a service, are sure to create large-scale changes quite soon. It is Cloud Security Alliance’s role to provide leadership in securing AI as a Service and demonstrating its ability to significantly improve cybersecurity itself,” said Jim Reavis, CEO and co-founder, Cloud Security Alliance.

The new whitepaper, Security Implications of ChatGPT, provides analysis across four dimensions: How it can benefit cybersecurity, how it can benefit malicious attackers, how ChatGPT might be attacked directly, and guidelines for responsible usage. The paper provides clarity about managing the risks in leveraging ChatGPT, but what may be surprising to some, it also identifies over a dozen specific use cases for improving cybersecurity within an organization.

“It is CSA’s expectation that market adoption of AI will parallel cloud adoption trends and primarily use the cloud delivery model. From the standpoint of a typical enterprise today, they must perform security assurance over a handful of cloud infrastructure providers and thousands of SaaS providers, the latter being the larger pain point. It is incumbent upon us to develop and execute upon a roadmap to extend and/or create new control frameworks, certification capabilities, and research artifacts to smooth the transition to cloud-enabled AI. For this, we seek to mobilize our army of industry volunteers to provide their input on the shape of our AI roadmap,” Reavis added.

Download Security Implications of ChatGPT.

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, training, certification, events, and products. CSA's activities, knowledge, and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers to governments, entrepreneurs, and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which different parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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ZAG Communications for CSA
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About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.

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