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Protect AI Unveils a New Online Community to Advance MLSecOps

New MLSecOps community provides a collaborative space for experts and industry leaders to connect and shape the future of security in AI applications and ML systems.

SEATTLE, March 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Protect AI is proud to announce the launch of its MLSecOps community, an online gathering place dedicated to advancing the field of Machine Learning Security Operations (MLSecOps), and is unveiling; a new digital collective featuring original weekly podcasts, learning resources, hybrid events, and a Slack community. By engaging visionary thought leaders and subject matter experts in categories such as ML Supply Chain Vulnerability, Model Provenance, GRC, Trusted AI (Bias, Fairness, and Explainability), and Adversarial ML, members and visitors will find a range of interesting and engaging topics to improve their awareness of MLSecOps.

"Protect AI is dedicated to building a safer AI-powered world. This will take a broad community effort, and we see a need for a gathering place where ML engineers, data scientists, and security experts can connect to collaborate and develop new ways that advance security of AI applications and ML systems," said Daryan "D" Dehghanpisheh, Co-Founder and President of Protect AI. " is an exciting milestone that advances the emerging field of MLSecOps, which is more critical by the day with the rapid implementation of large language models (LLM) like GPT, other foundational models, and the stunning popularity of Generative AI applications. We are excited to be leading this movement to MLSecOps."

The MLSecOps community facilitates discussions on the challenges and opportunities that arise when integrating security into machine learning processes. The community helps to serve as the broadest platform for sharing best practices, identifying emerging threats, and discussing innovative solutions to unique MLSecOps challenges.

"Machine learning is a new technology domain, and it has unique threats. Adversarial Machine Learning is a rapidly advancing set of attack methods that calls for a new approach to defenses.  A community where people can gather to easily discuss and understand the practical implications and applications of this is needed. offers a new way for researchers and security professionals to collaborate," says Florian Tramèr, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zürich.

"Beyond unique challenges, modifying existing security practices and procedures are needed to better secure ML systems," says former Vice President of AWS Security Services and advisor to Protect AI, Dan Plastina. "ML systems are a new technology domain, and new threats will arise. Understanding how to detect, remediate, and further prevent these breaches is now critical. will help customers better plan and adapt their current practices and technologies to the rapidly growing mix of AI applications."

As AI cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, it's clear that traditional approaches to security are no longer sufficient. To keep pace with this rapidly changing landscape, organizations need to adopt a more collaborative approach to security, one that brings together the best and brightest minds in the field. That's why the creation of an MLSecOps community is so important. By working together and sharing knowledge, system builders and managers can stay ahead of attacks, bad actors, and better protect everyone from new forms of digital-harm. A leader in working to advance security of ML systems and practices in MLSecOps is MITRE, a non-profit organization supporting US government cybersecurity.

"MITRE is leading several efforts in the U.S. and internationally to reinforce the importance of AI Security and Assurance and provide tools like MITRE ATLAS to help organizations combat adversarial threats to their machine learning enabled platforms," said Dr. Christina Liaghati, AI Strategy Execution & Operations Manager at MITRE. "We look forward to discussing opportunities for collaborative action, developing tools and capabilities, with others in industry through the new MLSecOps community as the threat and vulnerability landscape continues to evolve."

Protect AI's new online community is open to everyone interested in MLSecOps practices, including (but not limited to) data scientists, security professionals, engineers, and researchers. To learn more about the community and how to easily get involved, visit

About Protect AI

Founded by experienced leaders and visionaries in artificial intelligence and enterprise software development, Protect AI is ready to define and lead a new market segment within security called MLSecOps. The company is based in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Dallas and Raleigh. Protect AI is privately-held with funding from Acrew Capital, Avisio Ventures, boldstart ventures, Knollwood Capital, Pelion Ventures, and experienced cybersecurity leaders Shlomo Kramer, Nir Polak, and Dimitri Sirota.

Supporting resources:

MLSecOps Slack Community
What is MLSecOps?
Protect AI Blog. AI Zero Days: Why we need MLSecOps, now.

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