Joint Guidance on Deploying AI Systems Securely

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Today, the National Security Agency’s Artificial Intelligence Security Center (NSA AISC) published the joint Cybersecurity Information Sheet Deploying AI Systems Securely in collaboration with CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASD ACSC), the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), the New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK).

The guidance provides best practices for deploying and operating externally developed artificial intelligence (AI) systems and aims to:

  • Improve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of AI systems. 
  • Ensure there are appropriate mitigations for known vulnerabilities in AI systems.
  • Provide methodologies and controls to protect, detect, and respond to malicious activity against AI systems and related data and services.

CISA encourages organizations deploying and operating externally developed AI systems to review and apply this guidance as applicable. CISA also encourages organizations to review previously published joint guidance on securing AI systems: Guidelines for secure AI system development and Engaging with Artificial Intelligence. For more CISA information and guidance on securing AI systems, see


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