Why Your Clients’ Security Teams Are Losing Sleep Over Generative AI

Generative AI is transforming the way your clients run their businesses. It’s time for you to transform their security postures as well.

  • November 21, 2023 | Author: Allison Bergamo
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Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT are causing headaches for your clients’ security teams. According to a recent IBM report, generative AI is expected to create a broad array of new cyberattacks over the next six to 12 months. As cybercriminals continue to hone their AI skills, they will use this technology to improve the speed, scale and precision of their attacks. Security experts predict that the two biggest threats from AI will be:

  1. Autonomously generated attacks on a large scale
  2. AI-powered impersonations of trusted advisors and malware creation

The rapid and widespread adoption of generative AI solutions is like a double-edged sword. On one hand, the IBM report found that 47 percent of CISOs worry that their companies’ own adoption of generative AI will lead to new security gaps. Virtually all the executives interviewed said that AI makes a security breach more likely. 

On the other side, these concerns can provide more opportunities for you. According to the report, executives say that their AI cybersecurity budgets are 51% greater than they were in 2021. They expect those budgets to increase an additional 43% by 2025.

As your clients’ trusted advisor, it is imperative that you address any security concerns about generative AI prior to them adopting these solutions. This also includes a frank discussion about the risks of shadow IT. Here are three key things your clients need to know before implementing generative AI within their organizations.

  1. Generative AI brings in a wave of new security risks and threats.
  2. There is no such thing as “trustworthy generative AI” without strong data security.
  3. Using generative AI for cybersecurity is a force multiplier.

Generative AI is transforming the way your clients run their businesses. It’s time for you to transform their security postures as well. FortiGuard Labs can help. Fortinet’s elite cybersecurity threat intelligence and research organization is comprised of experienced threat hunters, researchers, analysts, engineers and data scientists. They develop and leverage AI and ML technologies to provide cutting-edge protection and actionable threat intelligence to combat today’s AI-powered cyber threats. 

Explore how Fortinet’s AI-Powered Security gives you the upper hand against generative AI cyberattacks. 

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