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Navigating the AI Frontier: OWASP Releases Security Checklist for Generative AI


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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) recently released a crucial resource for organizations venturing into the exciting realm of generative AI (GAI). Their “LLM AI Cybersecurity & Governance Checklist” serves as a valuable guide, offering a comprehensive set of security considerations for implementing and utilizing GAI models.

As GAI adoption rises across industries, this checklist empowers developers, deployers, and users alike to navigate the potential risks and build secure and responsible AI ecosystems.

Delving into Generative AI:

Generative AI encompasses a range of powerful tools capable of producing human-quality text, images, code, and other creative outputs. While GAI holds immense potential for innovation and advancement, it’s crucial to address potential security concerns and ethical implications.

A Roadmap for Secure GAI Development and Deployment:

The OWASP checklist provides a comprehensive framework covering various aspects of GAI security and governance:

  • Model training data: Emphasizes the importance of using well-curated, unbiased, and secure training data to prevent bias and potential manipulation in generated outputs.
  • Model development and access: Addresses security controls for the development environment, access control mechanisms, and potential vulnerabilities in model architectures.
  • Deployment and utilization: Focuses on deployment considerations, user access control, monitoring and logging, and mitigation strategies for potential misuse or unintended consequences.
  • Data privacy and security: Highlights the importance of safeguarding user data used for training or interacting with GAI models.
  • Transparency and fairness: Emphasizes the need for transparency in model development and decision-making processes to avoid bias and ensure fairness in generated outputs.

Beyond the Checklist:

While the OWASP checklist is an excellent starting point, it’s important to acknowledge:

  • Continuous evolution: The GAI landscape is constantly evolving, necessitating ongoing security assessments and adaptations to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Shared responsibility: Ensuring GAI security requires collaboration and communication between developers, deployers, users, and regulatory bodies.
  • Ethical considerations: Responsible use of GAI necessitates ongoing dialogue and adherence to ethical principles to mitigate potential societal and individual impacts.


The OWASP checklist serves as a valuable tool for navigating the evolving landscape of GAI security. By understanding and addressing potential risks, we can leverage the power of GAI responsibly and build a more secure and ethical future for this innovative technology. As GAI continues to reshape industries and societies, continuous learning, collaboration, and ethical considerations will be crucial for its responsible and sustainable exploration.

Ouaissou DEMBELE
Ouaissou DEMBELEhttps://cybercory.com
Ouaissou DEMBELE is an accomplished cybersecurity professional and the Editor-In-Chief of cybercory.com. He has over 10 years of experience in the field, with a particular focus on Ethical Hacking, Data Security & GRC. Currently, Ouaissou serves as the Co-founder & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Saintynet, a leading provider of IT solutions and services. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company's cybersecurity strategy, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and identifying and mitigating potential threats, as well as helping the company customers for better & long term cybersecurity strategy. Prior to his work at Saintynet, Ouaissou held various positions in the IT industry, including as a consultant. He has also served as a speaker and trainer at industry conferences and events, sharing his expertise and insights with fellow professionals. Ouaissou holds a number of certifications in cybersecurity, including the Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security (CCNP Security) and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Ouaissou is a valuable member of the cybercory team and a trusted advisor to clients seeking to enhance their cybersecurity posture.


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