There’s no denying the benefits of Generative AI. It aids businesses productivity and making it simple enough to come up with presentations and agendas quickly. In 2023 we seen it becoming increasingly more popular with more businesses using it from time to time.
Although it’s a wonderful tool to have, it must be used with some caution. As with everything technology related, cyber threats are a real risk. But the risk can be reduced if your business has vigilant employees, top notch cyber security practices and AI being used responsibly.
Businesses are not the only ones keeping up with technology trends. Cybercriminals are now very sophisticated and are no longer in a room just chancing their luck. Cybercriminal organisations will be keeping up with AI trends too. They’ll have seen how popular it is and how they can take advantage of it.
Cyber attacks have devastating consequences for businesses of all sizes. Knowing what your business can do to minimize the risk of cyber attack whilst still using AI safely is important.
How Cyber Criminals Take Advantage Of AI
Your business can use AI for a lot of positive, helpful things. Such as; research, content ideas, job descriptions for recruitment, agendas, presentations, analysing data quickly, and numerous other things.
Sadly, highly skilled hackers can use AI for sinister activities.
Cybercriminals are using Artificial Intelligence to create improved, difficult to detect, realistic phishing attacks.
AI Video and AI Audio for phone calls are continuously improving. This makes it possible for the cybercriminal to impersonate a business owner. The aim is to trick people into an action that puts the business in jeopardy.
Cybercriminals use Generative AI to create new malware that can bypass AI Detection. They can also analyse and collect data in less time to identify other avenues of attack.
How Businesses Can Use Generative AI Responsibly, minimizing the risk
Don’t worry, your business can safely use AI, check out the tips below.
Have backups and anti-virus in place
Staff awareness: If employees are using AI for content purposes, always fact check first. Your business should have a policy in place for if your employees receive a suspicious email.
Keep all devices and your anti-virus up to date
Strong unique passwords for all accounts and multi-factor Authentication in place
Don’t give sensitive information as an input
Have a trustworthy IT support company in place
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