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Why Sound Legal Counsel Is Key to Using AI for Cybersecurity

Kroll's Alan Brill Discusses AI Implementation Due Diligence, Global Regulation
Alan Brill, senior managing director and fellow, cyber risk practice, Kroll Institute

The conversations around the benefits and use cases of artificial intelligence in cybersecurity are many and varied, but organizations should use caution and exercise thorough due diligence. And these are aspects that sound legal counsel and compliance officers can help manage, said Alan Brill, senior managing director of the cyber risk practice at Kroll.

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Developers tend to think solely in terms of technology and focus on how to make AI do what you want it to do. But it's imperative to understand that the application doesn't exist in a vacuum, Brill said.

"What it all comes down to is having counsel look into what you're planning and how you're planning to do it and have legal counsel advise you on how to avoid avoidable problems," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Brill discussed:

  • The importance of including legal counsel and compliance officers in AI development processes;
  • How countries across the world are approaching AI regulation;
  • Conducting due diligence before implementing AI and ML processes.

Brill has four decades of experience in cybersecurity and computer forensics. He previously served as a director in the New York City Department of Investigation and as a major in the U.S. Army, and he worked at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston on the Apollo moon landing project.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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