UK launches AI cyber security & software development codes of practice

16/05/2024 | UK Government

On Wednesday, 15 May 2024, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) introduced two new codes of practice to bolster cyber security in AI models and software, which the government claims will set a new global standard. Technology Minister Saqib Bhatti announced the codes at the government’s flagship cyber security conference, CYBERUK.

The codes outline requirements for developers to ensure their products are resistant to tampering, hacking, and sabotage, which will ultimately increase confidence in the use of AI models. With cyberattacks on the rise, the codes aim to guide developers in building secure software and preventing large-scale attacks.

Consultations on the voluntary Code of Practice on AI cyber security and the draft code of practice for software vendors close on 10 July 2024. 

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