The Promising Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

CISO Dinner

December 5, 2023 - Washington, DC


Chris Wysopal Veracode, Inc.
Chris Wysopal

Founder and CTO

Veracode, Inc.


Chris Wysopal is Chief Technology Officer at Veracode. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec. In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software. Chris received a BS in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing. Chris is often called upon to download the latest Minecraft mods for his 6-year-old son. An avid photographer and nature-lover, Chris spends his free time hiking the many conservation trails near his home outside Boston.

Dena Jones
Dena Jones

VP, Office of the CIO

Fannie Mae


Federal National Mortgage Association provides liquidity and stability support services for the mortgage market in the United States. It securitizes mortgage loans originated by lenders into Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities (Fannie Mae MBS). The company operates through two segments, Single-Family and Multifamily. The Single-Family segment securitizes and purchases single-family fixed-rate or adjustable-rate, first-lien mortgage loans, or mortgage-related securities backed by these loans; and loans that are insured by Federal Housing Administration, loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Rural Development Housing and Community Facilities Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, manufactured housing loans, and other mortgage-related securities. This segment also provides early funding, MBS trading, and single-family mortgage services. The Multifamily segment securitizes multifamily mortgage loans into Fannie Mae MBS; purchases multifamily mortgage loans; and provides credit enhancement for bonds issued by state and local housing finance authorities to finance multifamily housing. This segment also offers delegated underwriting and servicing, and multifamily mortgage servicing services. The company serves mortgage banking companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, community banks, specialty servicers, insurance companies, and state and local housing finance agencies.

Candice Frost Raytheon Technologies
Candice Frost


Raytheon Technologies


AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter has a proud heritage as the oldest AFCEA & Gov IT regional point-of-presence in the National Capital Area - the Capital of the Free World. Our members & supporters believe that the U.S. is a stronger, more successful, more secure Democracy when:1. Government, Industry, & Academia are constantly learning, communicating, & collaborating together openly, honestly, & always for the greater good;2. Military, Intel, Security & Civilians are working together as a matrixed team - sharing knowledge, capabilities & resources; and,3. Our entire community is unwavering in its commitment to ethics in our conversations, actions, & intentions - every organization, every company, every individual.AFCEA DC delivers monthly informational & networking events, annual symposia, small-group learning/training opportunities, & horizontal "Working Groups" - focused on issues that have the greatest potential for future impact to the Defense & Security community. We follow the technical, policy, program, planning & budget activities of the Gov IT marketplace, & we work to ensure that the Mil-Gov community has constant access to innovation. We are blessed with a high level of volunteerism, & an even higher level of participation from small business.Our work to provide value to Country & membership is nothing if we don't pass it along to future generations, who are prepared to accept the mantle. Thus, we are committed to leadership & professional development for our Young AFCEANS. We are witnesses for the idea that STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) is an issue of Natl Security, so we work every year to conclude our ops with a surplus, which is donated to our Foundation & one of the most robust regional scholarship & STEM Ed programs in the Nation. We are proud long-haul partners with McKinley Technology High School, a DC Public School.

December 5, 2023


All times Eastern Time

5:30 PM-9:00 PM

The Promising Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is vast, as it is now being utilized across all industries. With the combination of machine learning, AI has made significant improvements in the field of cybersecurity. GenAI is taking software development by storm. Will it make software more secure or less? This talk will discuss risks and mitigations when using GenAI to create code and how GenAI can be used for application security tools.

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