Podcast Episode 10: New AI Safety Standards, Cyber Skills Gap, Experience VS. Certification

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Join us for another riveting episode of Unmasked to close out November. Get ready to dive into recent cybersecurity events and hot topics. We dissect AI’s use across multiple industries, examining how it’s trained for specific tasks and discussing its limitations. And for those of you who are looking to break into or progress in the cybersecurity job market, we share insights on the critical role of certifications. But remember, it’s not just about having a certification, it’s about gaining practical skills and hands-on experience. So listen in, sit back and let’s navigate the complex world of cybersecurity together. You won’t want to miss this!


Whitehouse AI :President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

  • The Executive Order establishes new standards for AI safety and security, protects Americans’ privacy, advances equity and civil rights, stands up for consumers and workers, promotes innovation and competition, advances American leadership around the world, and more.
  • It builds on previous actions the President has taken, including work that led to voluntary commitments from 15 leading companies to drive safe, secure, and trustworthy development of AI.
  • New Standards for AI Safety and Security
    • Require that developers of the most powerful AI systems share their safety test results and other critical information with the U.S. government.
    • Develop standards, tools, and tests to help ensure that AI systems are safe, secure, and trustworthy
    • Protect against the risks of using AI to engineer dangerous biological materials
    • Protect Americans from AI-enabled fraud and deception by establishing standards and best practices for detecting AI-generated content and authenticating official content
    • Establish an advanced cybersecurity program to develop AI tools to find and fix vulnerabilities in critical software
    • Order the development of a National Security Memorandum that directs further actions on AI and security
  • Protecting Americans’ Privacy
  • Advancing Equity and Civil Rights
  • Standing Up for Consumers, Patients, and Students
  • Supporting Workers
  • Advancing American Leadership Abroad
  • Ensuring Responsible and Effective Government Use of AI

Cybersecurity Education

A Workforce development Organization

Funding from CISA

(Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Director Jen Easterly

  • US Army Intel

With Partnership with National Cyber Scholarship Foundation.

Has a cyber range for K-12 students to learn and practice safely

Path way to the basic certs: A+, Net+ Sec+, etc


(International Information System Security Certification Consortium)

Offering the CC free for a limited time.

(Certified in Cyber)

A entry level certification, perfect start for a lot of people high-school and above.

Options for hands on learning

  • SANS holiday hack
  • Try hack me- holiday hack