Latest in Cybersecurity: Using Generative AI Securely

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Generative AI has rapidly become a game-changer in the workplace, offering remarkable improvements in productivity and efficiency. However, the adoption of this technology is not without its risks. As cybersecurity professionals, it is imperative to ensure that users are well-informed about these risks and adhere to organizational policies when using generative AI.

Using AI Responsibly Requires Some Know-how

In the current digital era, the misuse of generative AI can result in severe security breaches, unauthorized data disclosures, and significant compliance violations. Proper training equips your team with the knowledge to use AI tools safely, protecting your organization from potential threats and ensuring that AI is leveraged effectively to enhance productivity without compromising security.

Understanding Generative AI

Generative AI refers to a class of artificial intelligence systems capable of generating new content, such as text, images, or code, based on the data they have been trained on. These systems can automate repetitive tasks, assist in content creation, and provide valuable insights, making them incredibly useful tools in various industries.

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The Importance of Organizational Approval

Before diving into the use of generative AI, it’s essential to determine whether your organization permits its use. Not all organizations approve of this technology due to potential risks and compliance concerns. Ensuring alignment with your company’s policies is the first step towards secure usage.

Identifying the Risks

While generative AI offers numerous benefits, it also poses significant risks:

  1. Unauthorized Disclosure: Sensitive information can inadvertently be exposed through AI-generated content.
  2. Hallucination (False Data): AI systems may produce inaccurate or misleading information, leading to potential misinformation or errors.

Best Practices for Using Generative AI Securely

To mitigate these risks, follow these best practices:

  • Policy Adherence: Always ensure that the use of generative AI complies with your organization’s policies.
  • Regular Audits: Conduct periodic reviews of AI-generated content to identify and address any security issues.
  • User Training: Educate users on the potential risks and safe practices for using generative AI.

Customizable Training for Your Organization

At GLS, we understand that each organization has unique needs and challenges. Our new module on Using Generative AI Securely can be tailored to your specific requirements. We can incorporate your company’s policies and real-world scenarios to make the training relevant and relatable for your users.

Try our Free Generative AI Training Module!

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