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Is Generative AI a CISO’s Worst Nightmare?

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Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) often have mixed feelings about generative AI, resulting in a profound silence on how to approach it. Most CISOs recognize the potential for innovation and efficiency, but nearly all of them are holding their collective breath on how to keep their sensitive data safe as teams dive headfirst into using generative AI to meet their business objectives.

Especially since “86 percent of IT leaders expect generative AI to soon play a prominent role in their organizations”, according to Salesforce.

The result: CISOs’ lives aren’t getting any simpler.

GenAI is shaking things up as outdated security best-practices go out the window.

Throw in complex third-party collaboration and humanity’s data reaching potentially 175 zettabytes by 2025, the old way of securing data simply won’t cut it.

So, what’s the game plan?

First, we at Seclore realized it was time for a heart-to-heart, so we organized a 45-minute webinar for CISOs looking for more information on secure AI strategies. And they really showed up — with hundreds of attendees and dozens of questions.

Missed it? Don’t worry, you can watch the full on-demand webinar here.

Second, here’s a summary of the webinar with five easy-to-implement strategies:

  1. Take a balanced approach: Strive for balance between robust data security measures and the novel application of artificial intelligence. This allows for the protection of sensitive information while fostering an environment that encourages creative problem-solving and innovation. It’s also essential to weigh the benefits of new technologies against potential security risks to ensure that your security posture evolves alongside these technological advancements.
  2. Regularly audit security protocols: Review your data security protocols, which may or may not address emerging use-cases and threat vectors. A comprehensive audit includes an evaluation of all ingress/egress points, access policies, encryption standards, and compliance with applicable regulations. This audit can help identify potential vulnerabilities and ensure your data protection strategies are up to date.
  3. Understand business and data dynamics: The fast-paced movement of data across platforms and between people may be a strategic business advantage, but understanding this flurry is also the key to effective data management and security. In an era where artificial intelligence plays a significant role in processing and analyzing data, it’s vital to implement strategies that account for the dynamic nature of that data flow. Understanding these dynamics supports the development of adaptive and resilient data protection mechanisms.
  4. Leverage the hive: The power of collective intelligence cannot be overstated in the realm of cybersecurity. Engaging with industry forums, LinkedIn groups, and webinars not only provides access to a wealth of diverse knowledge and experiences, but also fosters a sense of community between cybersecurity professionals. This collaborative approach to security challenges promotes the sharing of best practices and innovative solutions, enhancing the overall security posture of all organizations.
  5. Implement strong protections: Utilizing advanced data protection solutions like Seclore provides a robust defense against emerging cyber threats. For example, Seclore is designed to provide dynamic and adaptive security controls, ensuring that sensitive data is protected in real-time. Deploying Seclore’s cutting-edge security technology means you can safeguard your organization’s most sensitive information against unforeseen threats and maintain compliance.

Conclusion

The advent of generative AI has reshaped our professional landscapes and technological interactions. Yet, this evolution brings its own set of hurdles, especially in safeguarding data. To navigate the security complexities introduced by generative AI, companies need to implement a holistic strategy. This strategy should encompass stringent data governance, heightened security consciousness, and focused data protection tactics. By integrating these practices, organizations can harness the power of generative AI while safeguarding their critical information. Proactive and mindful engagement with generative AI paves the way for businesses to fully exploit the capabilities of this revolutionary technology without compromising data security.

Access extended insights and in-depth discussions of our recent Chat GPT vs. Data Security Webinar now available on-demand here.

Justin Endres serves as the Chief Revenue Officer and brings two decades’ experience as a channel and sales leader for enterprise and cybersecurity software companies. Prior to joining Seclore, Justin held various executive roles at prominent cybersecurity companies, including SolarWinds, AlienVault (acquired by AT&T), and Webroot (acquired by Carbonite). He's responsible for driving revenue growth, expanding the company’s global market presence, and deepening relationships with the channel.

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