The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has introduced its inaugural roadmap for artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, aligning with President Biden’s recent Executive Order. The roadmap, consisting of five strategic lines of effort, is a comprehensive plan designed to guide specific initiatives and outline CISA’s responsible approach to AI.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas emphasizes the broader mission of DHS in advancing responsible AI use, highlighting the roadmap as a pivotal element in mitigating risks to critical infrastructure and cyber defenses.
The outlined lines of effort in the roadmap encompass using AI responsibly to support CISA’s mission, assessing and assuring AI systems, protecting critical infrastructure from malicious AI use, collaborating on key AI efforts, and expanding AI expertise in the workforce.
Emphasizing responsible, ethical, and safe AI use, the roadmap aligns with constitutional principles and relevant laws and policies. CISA Director Jen Easterly underscores the immense promise and risks of AI in enhancing national cybersecurity, positioning the roadmap as a strategic plan to harness the benefits of AI while addressing potential threats.
To further the administration’s goal of ensuring safe and secure AI, CISA has invited stakeholders, partners, and the public to explore the “Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence.” This initiative signifies a significant step toward fostering collaboration and understanding the agency’s strategic vision for the intersection of AI technology and cybersecurity.