OWASP has recently released its top 10 list for large language model (LLM) applications [1] [2], focusing on potential security threats when deploying and managing LLMs [2].


The list emphasizes the importance of authenticating identities in models to prevent compromise and highlights risks such as data poisoning and supply chain vulnerabilities [1]. Adversaries are exploiting gaps in organizations [2], with most of the top 10 LLM threats centering around compromising authentication for model identities [2]. Authenticating training and models is crucial to prevent issues like ATT’s breakdown and Google’s image generator bug [1]. Security leaders are advised to follow OWASP’s guidance and assess vulnerabilities within their organizations [2]. Implementing a system where models work with other models can strengthen security and prevent further damages [2]. Companies deploying LLMs need to ensure proper authentication of inputs [2], models [1] [2], and actions to leverage the AI kill-switch idea and protect their organization [2].


It is essential for organizations to take OWASP’s guidance seriously and assess vulnerabilities within their systems. By implementing proper authentication measures and ensuring models work together securely, companies can mitigate risks and protect their organization from potential security threats.


[1] https://webappia.com/top-10-lessons-for-cisos-from-owasps-llm-cybersecurity/
[2] https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities-threats/top-lessons-cisos-owasp-llm-top-10