How to use ChatGPT well and how to avoid the risks it poses?

AI has had a huge and profound impact on cybersecurity, and is being used both to improve and enhance cybersecurity solutions, helping human analysts classify threats and fix vulnerabilities faster, and by hackers to launch larger and more sophisticated cyber attacks. There has been a never-ending battle between cyber defenders and attackers, and as soon as security vendors develop ways to mitigate the latest threat, attackers are busy looking for a solution or a new threat to replace it.

As innovations like ChatGPT become more powerful, the cybersecurity arms race will become increasingly automated. Eventually, both sides of the offense and defense will evolve to a state where most is automated with little to no human involvement.

ChatGPT is not yet a replacement for humans in the cybersecurity environment - especially in identifying and mitigating threats - but in the right environment with the right team, it will work like a charm.

How to use ChatGPT well and how to avoid the risks it poses? Industry experts offer suggestions such as

1. Limit sensitive queries

Since the information shared with ChatGPT is available to the public, it is possible to limit queries to non-sensitive queries at the individual and organizational levels, and only share information that will not cause any damage or lead to harm to the organization.

2. Test ChatGPT-generated code

Artificial intelligence systems that learn from open source may produce code that contains inherently harmful code, as well as code that does not meet secure development standards. Therefore, any AI-generated code needs to be tested before use.

3. Check for accuracy

If you use ChatGPT for research or reports, be sure to check them for accuracy. Just like using Google for research, it is important to remember that just because the AI provides you with an answer does not mean it is correct.

4. Pay attention to the data

ChatGPT's lack of privacy means that users should be aware of the data they share. In the future, OpenAI may create a paid version that maintains privacy, which would alleviate many of ChatGPT's current problems.

5. Proper management

Regardless of all the possible problems, ChatGPT still has the potential to be a powerful cybersecurity tool if managed properly.

In short, ChatGPT brings a glimpse of the digital future to the world, opening up possibilities for unlocking productivity and efficiency. While it has made many people's jobs very easy, it has also helped attackers come up with evolutionary approaches that challenge the most complex cybersecurity.