OWASP Top 10 for LLM

OWASP Top 10 for LLM

The Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP) released a white paper titled OWASP Top 10 for LLM.  The introduction states,

The frenzy of interest of Large Language Models (LLMs) following of mass-market pre- trained chatbots in late 2022 has been remarkable. Businesses, eager to harness the potential of LLMs, are rapidly integrating them into their operations and client facing offerings. Yet, the breakneck speed at which LLMs are being adopted has outpaced the establishment of comprehensive security protocols, leaving many applications vulnerable to high-risk issues.The absence of a unified resource addressing these security concerns in LLMs was evident. Developers, unfamiliar with the specific risks associated with LLMs, were left scattered resources and OWASP’s mission seemed a perfect fit to help drive safer adoption of this technology.

The creation of the OWASP Top 10 for LLMs list was a major undertaking, built on the collective expertise of an international team of nearly 500 experts, with over 125 active contributors. Our contributors come from diverse backgrounds, including AI companies, security companies, ISVs, cloud hyperscalers, hardware providers and academia.

The group of experts narrowed a larger list down to an agreed upon OWASP Top 10 for LLM vulnerabilities.  For each vulnerability, the white paper gives common examples, prevention tips, attack scenarios, and references.

DOWNLOAD the white paper.

The OWASP Foundation is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of our projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The OWASP Foundation launched on December 1st, 2001, becoming incorporated as a United States non-profit charity on April 21, 2004.

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Brian is a biomedical software engineer - whatever that is! Started writing machine code for the Intel 8080 in 1983. Still enjoys designing and developing code. But probably enjoys his garden more now and watching plants grow ... and grandkids grow!

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