Top 5 Steps For Securing LLMs and Critical Data

Thursday, June 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

60 minutes, including Q&A

In today's generative AI landscape, traditional security techniques fall short in protecting modern AI applications. Cybersecurity teams are tasked with the challenge of enabling business innovation while mitigating threats to LLM applications and safeguarding sensitive company data. The rapid adoption of generative AI, coupled with the rise of shadow AI, unknown vulnerabilities, and emerging threats, presents significant security, privacy, and compliance risks.

Join our in-depth webinar to explore top 5 AI Security steps recommended to bolster your GenAI defenses. We will cover:

  • Understanding AI Security Challenges: Discuss shadow AI, OWASP Top 10 Threats for LLMs, data mapping, and sensitive data exposure risks.
  • Implementing LLM Firewalls: Protect your prompts, data retrieval, and responses from attacks.
  • Enforcing Data Entitlements: Prevent unauthorized data access by users of GenAI applications.
  • Enforcing Inline Enterprise Controls: Safeguard sensitive data from misuse in model training, tuning, and RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation).
  • Automating Compliance: Streamline adherence to emerging data and AI regulations.

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Michael Rinehart

VP, Artificial Intelligence


Michael Rinehart is VP of Artificial Intelligence at Securiti, where he leads the design and development of the artificial intelligence technologies powering several of its key features. Prior to joining Securiti, he was the Chief Scientist for Cloud Security at Symantec, where he led the development of the machine-learning technologies for Symantec CloudSOC.

Michael has researched and led the development of advanced machine-learning techniques in several domains, including cybersecurity, wireless communications, medical devices, and automotive powertrains, and has worked with companies such as Elastica (acquired by Bluecoat Systems), BAE Systems, Verizon, and Ford Motor Company. He also consulted in the applications of data science for risk assessment in banking and insurance. Prior to his work in artificial intelligence, Michael was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the areas of stochastic mathematical programs, hybrid electric vehicle control, and real-time pricing for smart electric grids.

Michael earned his PhD and SM from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BS from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Nikhil Girdhar

Sr. Director Product, Data+AI Security


Nikhil Girdhar is a Senior Director for Data Security products at Securiti. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Nikhil is an expert in helping customers tackle their most pressing multi-cloud security and management challenges. In the past, he has held product and technical leadership roles at companies such as VMware, CloudHealth, and Samsung, where he has transformed innovative ideas into profitable, high-growth business ventures.

Shamoun Siddiqui

VP, Global CISO

Upbound Group

Shamoun Siddiqui is the Vice President and Global Chief Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Officer at The Upbound Group is located in Dallas, Texas. He has been a leader in the information technology and information security space for the past 20 years. He recently served as the Vice President and CISO at Neiman Marcus Group. Prior to that, he served in cybersecurity leadership roles at Nationstar/Mr Cooper, Sabre, CVS Caremark, and Hitachi/Ricoh. He has several engineering and information security publications to his name. Dr. Siddiqui holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Terry Sweeney


Contributing Editor, Black Hat

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who's covered business technology for three decades. He's written about cyber security for more than 15 years and was one of the founding editors of Dark Reading. Sweeney has covered enterprise networking extensively, as well as its supporting technologies like storage, wireless, cloud-based apps and the emerging Internet of Things. He's been a contributing editor to The Washington Post, Crain’s New York Business, Red Herring, Information Week, Network World, SearchAWS.com, and Stadium Tech Report.

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