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A CISOs Guide: Generative AI and ChatGPT Enterprise Risks

Gadi Evron April 18, 2023
Blog Post Generative AI and ChatGPT

Be it ChatGPT, Midjourney, Copilot, or others, Generative AI has and is about to have a profound effect across all industries and enterprises.

With this context, Team8, in partnership with our CISO Village community has prepared a guide for CISOs on evaluating the enterprise risks and opportunities of Generative AI and ChatGPT, now available for download here.

With all its benefits, concerns are rising among security executives. While many CISOs feel pressure to broadly enable GenAI, they understand that doing so indiscriminately could create wide-ranging risks.

Like with the Internet, the cloud, smart phones, and social media as they were first introduced, we find ourselves behind the technology adoption curve and face an opportunity to become business enablers.

Indeed, the conclusion that this report comes to is that the risks associated with GenAI can be managed.

Key questions CISOs are asking: Who is using the technology in my organization, and for what purpose? How can I protect enterprise information (data) when employees are interacting with GenAI? How can I manage the security risks of the underlying technology? How do I balance security tradeoffs with the value the technology offers?

While many of the risks inherent to GenAI exist in any cloud or AI/ML-based technologies, and should be covered by existing policies, new policies that assume wide adoption of GenAI, including by non-technical personnel, are required.

In the paper we discuss the various enterprise risks, threats, and impacts stemming from this new technology, we explore threat modeling, considerations in developing policies, engagement with internal stakeholders such as engineering and legal teams, and other related aspects.

We face a historic opportunity as the CISO community to also affect regulation, as well as the security, privacy, and safety of individuals around the world, including that of our organizations.

Lastly, it’s important to note that the security community continues to research this key topic. Our themes, findings, and recommendations will be updated and expanded by Team8 and the CISO Village as additional collaborative projects are formed, and industry best practices are documented. We will, of course, keep you updated.

Download our full CISO guide on Generative AI here.

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