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Kim McKayed

CEO & Founder, Protostars AI Software Ltd.

As cybersecurity regulations tighten, businesses face the challenge of maintaining continuous compliance.

The software industry is at a pivotal juncture, marked by the convergence of AI and stringent regulatory frameworks to combat the staggering cybercrime costs, estimated to reach €15 trillion annually by 2028.

Board members and C-level executives in professional services, financial sectors and security industries must adjust to evolving regulations, notably the software supply chain under the NIS2 (Network and Information Security) directive or DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) and the EU CRA (Cyber Resilience Act), which mandates a CE mark for software products trading in the EU.

Security LLM solution for compliance

Generative AI can be pivotal in facilitating compliance efforts in this landscape. Protostars, an innovative AI for cybersecurity startup in this space, utilises sophisticated security-focused large language models (security LLMs) to streamline people and processes. It’s a nuanced approach to secure code analysis to bridge the gap between code testing and compliance controls.

Security LLMs map code requirements to relevant standards, simplifying the compliance process.

Enhanced secure code analysis

Protostars’ security LLMs contextualise secure code analysis, addressing the limitations of traditional manual methods for evidence-based compliance. These models identify code vulnerabilities by continuously scanning codebases and enhancing audit reporting from key stakeholder perspectives. This proactive, inclusive approach enables organisations to mitigate risks effectively and support financial decision-making for remediation and planning.

Bridging code testing with regulatory controls

A significant challenge in compliance lies in aligning code testing with regulatory controls. Security LLMs map code requirements to relevant standards, simplifying the compliance process. This alignment is crucial for obtaining the CE mark under the EU Cyber Resilience Act, reducing complexity and streamlining compliance efforts for development teams.

Simplified path to software CE mark

Navigating the EU Cyber Resilience Act also requires organisations to undergo stringent conformity assessments. Protostars-AI simplifies this process by offering automated compliance checks and comprehensive reports. This ensures a clear understanding of compliance status and areas for improvement, facilitating the journey towards obtaining the CE mark.

Board-level understanding and accountability

Understanding cybersecurity compliance can be challenging for board members and senior executives. AI addresses this by translating technical security audit reports into actionable insights. This fosters better decision-making and ensures accountability at the highest levels.

As organisations adapt to NIS2, DORA and EU Cyber Resilience Act, AI offers invaluable support in navigating compliance changes. By leveraging security LLMs, businesses in various sectors can enhance their cybersecurity posture, streamline compliance processes and mitigate risks effectively. Partnering with AI-driven solutions not only represents a strategic approach to compliance but also ensures organisations remain resilient amid evolving regulatory landscapes.

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