2024 Session
10:15 am - 11 am, Monday, September 23
GenAI - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When it comes to the ‘Usage’ of GenAI by employees to help with tasks and workflows, there are several associated risks. Some are:
Shadow AI: Adoption, usage, and integration of various GenAI tools without any visibility to security teams, opening the door for data exfiltration and exposing critical company assets and IP.
Sensitive data disclosure or leakage through user prompts: Once sensitive data from the organization is being streamed to these GenAI tools, there's a significant probability that this data will be used for future training of the LLMs and potentially be generated by these tools on external endpoints.
Additional Information: GenAI Security encompasses everything you need to implement to ensure that your organization is not harmed by GenAI, in simple terms.

GenAI Security risks can be mainly divided into two areas:

1. ‘Usage ‘ - Protecting your company from employees and applications using third-party GenAI apps such as ChatGPT or Jasper.
2. ‘Integration’ - Protecting your company from your own first-party GenAI apps (which could be either using 1st or 3rd party LLMs.)

Drilling down on the GenAI Risks probability
So we can all agree that the risk is high, but how probable is it?

Internal usage is already widespread in almost any organization. From what we’ve seen in companies that have deployed Prompt, there are at least 50 different GenAI apps being used every week in the average organization.

In the case of the ‘Integration’ of GPT capabilities for customer-facing apps, this is accelerating as the race to leverage Generative AI to foster innovation is key to remaining competitive in any market today.

Bottomline: this new attack surface is significant, highly probable, and ever-growing.

What should I do to protect my organization from GenAI Risks?
Well, first and foremost, get familiar with this new attack vector. GenAI unlocks almost endless possibilities to innovate in any organization and make employee’s lives better, but it’s important to stay on top of the ever-growing number of risks and be informed and prepared accordingly.

Learning Objectives:

  • First, we'll get familiar with this new attack vector and how it's introduced to an organization.
  • Learn what the risks and impacts of GenAI are to your organization.
  • Discover some of the processes and controls that can used to manage the risks from GenAI.
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