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Quick Heal Technologies Limited Listed as a Consortium Member of the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium, Pioneering AI Safety

Mumbai, 17th April 2024:  Quick Heal Technologies Ltd., a global provider of cybersecurity solutions, proudly announces its membership in the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC). The US AISIC is a pivotal initiative dedicated to advancing AI safety and trustworthiness. Quick Heal is the only cybersecurity-focused firm from India to achieve this milestone, marking a significant moment in the country’s cybersecurity ecosystem’s maturity.  Following its recent collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) for Data Classification, Quick Heal’s prestigious inclusion in the U.S. AISIC underscores the company’s commitment to fostering responsible AI adoption. The company is known for providing cutting-edge enterprise cybersecurity solutions through its brand Seqrite and its three-decades-long expertise in the domain.

The U.S. AISIC is a key player in developing innovative methods for evaluating AI systems, aiming to enhance the safety and trustworthiness of this rapidly evolving technology. With Seqrite Labs, India’s largest malware analysis facility, and its heavy focus on R&D, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. is set to make substantial contributions to five working groups within AISIC – Risk Management for Generative AI, Synthetic Content, AI Capability Evaluations, AI Red-Teaming, and Safety & Security.

Dr. Kailash Katkar, MD of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd., said, “The collaboration with the U.S. AISIC is a strategic milestone demonstrating India’s cybersecurity ecosystem’s maturity and readiness to take on the global stage. AI is a double-edged sword, presenting both immense opportunities and significant challenges. It is both an honor and a responsibility to lead in the cybersecurity domain, Quick Heal and Seqrite, supported by Seqrite Labs, are uniquely positioned to contribute to the consortium’s agenda. Thanks to the relentless efforts of our team, we stand poised to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of AI safety and security on a global scale.”

Commenting on the development, Vishal Salvi, CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd., said, “We are honored to collaborate with the U.S. AISIC in advancing the frontier of responsible AI. Quick Heal and our enterprise cybersecurity brand, Seqrite are dedicated to fostering a future where emerging technologies thrive with security and accountability. Leveraging our proprietary GoDeep.AI technology, we, at Quick Heal, have already been at the forefront of integrating AI with digital safety. Our experience with GoDeep.AI underscores our deep expertise within the AI domain and reinforces our role as a vital contributor to the consortium. By actively contributing to critical working groups, we aim to shape global standards and frameworks, forging a path towards an AI landscape that is not only powerful but also secure for the evolving global digital landscape.”

A U.S. Department of Commerce initiative, the consortium includes more than 200 member companies and organizations that are on the frontlines of developing and using AI systems. The consortium also includes the civil society and academic teams that are building the foundational understanding of how AI can and will transform our society. Representatives of professions with deep engagement in AI’s use today, along with state and local governments, as well as non-profits, are also a part of the consortium. The AISIC will also work with organizations from like-minded nations that have a key role to play in setting interoperable and effective safety around the world.

Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. is proud to engage with global cybersecurity and AI industry stakeholders, contributing to the creation of guidance and benchmarks for evaluating and auditing AI capabilities. The company is already leveraging AI to enhance cybersecurity posture through its self-aware malware hunting technology, GoDeep.AI, which identifies, analyzes, and blocks cyber threats in real time through a combination of deep learning, behavioral analysis, and predictive analytics. As a natural progression, the involvement of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. in the AISIC underscores its commitment to shaping the future of AI securely and responsibly.

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