General Motors Chief Cybersecurity Officer Appointed to CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Writer

General Motors Co.’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Kevin Tierney, is now a member of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency’s (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC). Tierney is one of the 13 new appointees to the committee and is the only representative from the automotive industry on the 34-member committee. Other members include experts from tech, energy, education, banking, government, and other sectors.

Tierney’s appointment comes as General Motors is transitioning towards building electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure at scale. In a statement, GM said Tierney’s appointment will allow the company to “play a key role in shaping strategy for national EV and energy security infrastructure.”

Tierney has been with GM since 2013, working on cybersecurity and ensuring the company’s security and protecting GM’s customer data.

One topic that the CSAC expects to discuss is the implications of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI. GM is considering using ChatGPT in its vehicles, but it is not yet clear how or whether it would be implemented. Tierney emphasized that all aspects of the AI tool, including concerns, benefits, and potential use cases, are being evaluated by various companies in an “expedited way” due to the rapid advancement of such technologies.

CISA Director Jen Easterly expressed her excitement about the new members joining the CSAC, stating that the insight and counsel from existing members have been contributory to the growth of the agency.

“I am thrilled to welcome our newest members, who bring a wealth of experience from across government and industry,” Easterly said. “Chosen for their deep expertise in critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, and governance, these members will add important new perspectives to the CSAC’s work.”

CSAC was established in 2021 to advise CISA on programs, policies, training, and planning that can strengthen the nation’s cyber defense.

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Kamso Oguejiofor is a former Content Writer at SafetyDetectives. He has over 2 years of experience writing and editing topics about cybersecurity, network security, fintech, and information security. He has also worked as a freelance writer for tech, health, beauty, fitness, and gaming publications, and he has experience in SEO writing, product descriptions/reviews, and news stories. When he’s not studying or writing, he likes to play basketball, work out, and binge watch anime and drama series.

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