Cranium expands leadership team with appointment of 1st-ever AI security chief

Cranium appoints 1st-ever AI security chief

Cranium, a Short Hills-based artificial intelligence security and trust software firm, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Josh Harguess to the newly created role of AI security chief. A recognized research scientist and engineer, Harguess will foster innovation to enhance the Cranium platform and empower partners and customers to achieve visibility, security and compliance as they implement AI strategies.

“My colleagues and I are thrilled to welcome Josh to Cranium, where he will undoubtedly accelerate our mission of helping cybersecurity and data science teams understand where and how AI is impacting their systems, data and services,” Jonathan Dambrot, co-founder and CEO of Cranium, said. “The emergence of GenAI capabilities has resulted in new challenges for cybersecurity teams, including those related to compliance, trustworthiness and security of artificial intelligence and machine learning environments. Josh brings a wealth of experience and deep knowledge that will support our customers with the right level of security and safety so that they can have confidence in the AI-enabled products they are creating and using.”

A prominent thought leader in the AI space, Harguess most recently held senior leadership roles at MITRE Labs AI & Autonomy Innovation Center, where he was the technical leader for its AI Red Team and helped to lead the organization’s role as a strategic convener to enable the practical, assured and responsible application of AI in critical government missions. Before that, Harguess was an engineer and research scientist at prominent organizations, including Shield AI, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, SSC Pacific and National Instruments.

“AI is not just some passing trend, and, unlike many other new technologies, it has quickly made a significant impact on how we live, work and play, ” Harguess said. “This is an exciting time to join Cranium. They have been at the forefront of AI security and trust software, and I look forward to working with the leadership team as we make AI security attainable across industries.”