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Legal Tech News and Events: August 29, 2022

NIST seeks comments on AI Risk Management Framework's second draft, and Fremont County recovers from a cyberattack.

August 29, 2022

AI: Second Draft of Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework Released

Expanding the Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework (AI RMF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its second draft with the goal of asking the public for some comments.

The changes in the AI RMF include the characteristics of a trustworthy AI providing the seven elements: Valid and Reliable, Safe, Fair, Secure and Resilient, Transparent and Accountable, Explainable and Interpretable, and Privacy-Enhanced. The second draft also has a more concise risk management section which explains who the AI RMF is for, their individual roles and responsibilities, and how they can affect differently in the risk management process

Contained in the release, NIST published a playbook to guide users on how to safeguard the integrity of their AI systems’ design, development, deployment, and use. Comments from the public can be sent to which will be open until Sept. 29, 2022.

Security: Fremont County Disrupted by a Cyberattack

On August 17, 2022, government offices in Fremont, Colorado were shut down after having been subjected to a cyberattack. Services are now limited, and some divisions are open by making an appointment but emergency 911 calls and COVID-19 testing are still fully operational.

The latest update from their official statement says that they are “seeing progress in restoring county systems after the cybersecurity event". There was no confirmation as to the origin of the attack but an investigation from the incident response team confirmed that the attack is contained to their servers and other counties were not affected.

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