John Bansemer is the Director of the CyberAI Project and Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). In addition to his work at CSET, he is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining CSET, John served in a variety of cyber, space and intelligence positions within the U.S. Air Force before retiring as a Lieutenant General. His last role was serving as the Assistant Director for National Intelligence, Partner Engagement, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, at the National Security Agency. He also held a variety of staff positions including on the Air Staff and the National Security Council staff. His joint experience includes serving as the director of intelligence at European Command. John holds a master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University and was a national defense fellow at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics from Roanoke College.
Securing AI Makes for Safer AIJuly 2023
Recent discussions of AI have focused on safety, reliability, and other risks. Lost in this debate is the real need to secure AI against malicious actors. This blog post applies lessons from traditional cybersecurity to emerging AI-model risks.
Adversarial Machine Learning and CybersecurityApril 2023
Artificial intelligence systems are rapidly being deployed in all sectors of the economy, yet significant research has demonstrated that these systems can be vulnerable to a wide array of attacks. How different are these problems from more common cybersecurity vulnerabilities? What legal ambiguities do they create, and how can organizations ameliorate them? This report, produced in collaboration with the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center, presents the recommendations of a July 2022 workshop of experts to help answer these questions.
Soon, the Hackers Won’t Be HumanDecember 2021
In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, CyberAI Director John Bansemer unpacks how AI can be leveraged for cyberattacks, while also bolstering cyber defense.
Automating Cyber AttacksNovember 2020
Based on an in-depth analysis of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems, the authors consider the future of applying such systems to cyber attacks, and what strategies attackers are likely or less likely to use. As nuanced, complex, and overhyped as machine learning is, they argue, it remains too important to ignore.