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Securing AI's Role in Modern Business

John Scimone of Dell Technologies on AI Governance and Ethical Use
John Scimone, president and chief security officer, Dell Technologies

Artificial intelligence technology has become a major player in modern business security. John Scimone, president and chief security officer, Dell Technologies, emphasized AI's disruptive yet beneficial nature, highlighting three imperatives for security practitioners: managing new risks associated with AI adoption, preparing for criminal exploitation of AI and using AI to enhance security outcomes.

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Scimone advised involving diverse expertise to ensure responsible AI. "You want to make sure that you're creating more good with the technology than potential harm. Both of those things need to be weighed - the potential business value and the organizational outcomes that you're going to achieve. But sometimes, you will want to make sure that the data you're collecting is appropriate, not excessive," Scimone said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Scimone also discussed:

  • Upskilling the security workforce to adapt to the AI-driven landscape;
  • The significance of understanding basic security principles before integrating AI into business operations;
  • Dell's initiatives in promoting AI safety and security.

At Dell Technologies, Scimone leads the company’s global corporate security and resiliency programs. Prior to Dell, he served as the global CISO for the Sony Group family of companies, where he was responsible for building Sony’s first global information security and privacy organization and leading strategy, policy and operations. Prior to that, he held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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