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Secure Software

Develop a companion resource to Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) (EO Sec. 4.1(a)(i)(B))

NIST held a virtual workshop on Secure Development Practices for AI Models on January 17, 2024. This workshop supported the EO 14110 task for NIST to develop a companion resource to the NIST Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF). A livestream of the workshop can be viewed on NIST's website.

At a foundational level, AI systems are built and operate on software. It is critical that the software being developed is well-secured to:

  • Reduce the number of vulnerabilities in released software;
  • Mitigate the potential impact of the exploitation of undetected or unaddressed vulnerabilities; and 
  • Address root causes of vulnerabilities to prevent future recurrences. 

NIST will work with interagency collaborators – and seek feedback from the broader community through open and transparent processes – to develop a companion to NIST’s SSDF. That resource will incorporate secure development practices for generative AI and dual-use foundation models.

 

Created December 21, 2023, Updated February 5, 2024