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PodChats for FutureCISO: AI defence on both sides of the fence

October 30, 2023 CXOCIETY | FutureCIO FutureCFO FutureIoT Season 4
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PodChats for FutureCISO: AI defence on both sides of the fence
Show Notes

Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Jen Easterly warns that AI is “the most powerful capability and weapon of our time”. She wasn’t being coy nor flippant about it. Calling on software vendors to stop building insecure-by-design products that maximise profits over safety, she commented that “So far the cost that we’ve paid for speed over security is pretty steep but not existential,” Easterly said. She fears that AI will be different.

In today’s PodChats for FutureCISO, we are joined by Kunal Anand, CTO, Imperva, to discuss how AI is impacting cyber tactics and strategies from both sides of the fence.

1.       What does AI look like when deployed as part of a cyberattack? 

2.       Should we be concerned that AI adoption, including its variants, may be too fast for governance and security processes to keep pace with? 

3.       Any recommendation for how to better keep AI adoption trends in line with an organisation’s ability to manage its risks?

4.       Given that AI will eventually be embedded, if not driving, some cybersecurity processes, how can security teams remain relevant, and of value, to the organisation?

5.       You are a CISO and a CTO at Imperva. What is the benefit of having both titles, and how do you balance the priorities of each role?

6.       In 2024, what will be the unique threat we can expect to see in Asia? And how to counter/mitigate the threat?