The Impact of ChatGPT on Cybersecurity - New Opportunities for Cybersecurity Defense

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The Impact of ChatGPT on Cybersecurity - New Threats to Cybersecurity

ChatGPT brings us new risks in cyber security while also bringing new weather to cyber security defense, it can also be a powerful cyber security tool, as reflected by:

1. Improving the automation of defense and reducing human errors

ChatGPT, as a typical representative of artificial intelligence, provides strong support for the realization of automated defense measures. Currently, Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) tools are becoming increasingly popular in cybersecurity strategies. Because SOAR has the ability to reduce the human intervention required to respond to security threats, leveraging AI like ChatGPT to assist in the deployment and dynamic tuning of cybersecurity policies can significantly reduce the workload and intensity of security professionals, freeing up more time to focus on the creative work that AI cannot handle.

ChatGPT can reduce the likelihood of human error. One of the key weaknesses of any cybersecurity system is the human element. No matter how good your plan is, no matter how effective your technology is, it only takes one or two people to make a mistake for a network to fail to defend itself against ransomware and other cybersecurity threats. By leveraging ChatGPT to automate as much of the solution generation as possible, cybersecurity companies can expect to reduce the likelihood of human error leading to cyber disasters.

2. ChatGPT is a great assistant for information security personnel

ChatGPT can help chief information security officers by conducting research, writing reports, creating scripts to handle various incidents, and examining data. Security officers can use ChatGPT's comprehensive analysis results to increase their understanding of security issues, and furthermore, they can leverage ChatGPT's capabilities to find the best ways to address cyber risks. In addition, it is a great information security companion for security researchers, as it can perform many tasks well while interacting with people in a very natural way. In the future, it can work deeply with security management teams, especially those dealing with scripting, malware analysis and forensics.

3. ChatGPT can greatly improve the efficiency of security teams

ChatGPT can help IT and security teams become more efficient by enabling automated and/or semi-automated vulnerability detection and remediation, as well as priority-based risk assessment. In the past, artificial intelligence that could analyze data security was scarce for IT and security teams facing limited resources. The limitation was that it required massive amounts of data to train it to understand what was "normal" and what was "abnormal" in a given environment, making it extremely complex to implement. But ChatGPT was created to greatly simplify such a process, and its superior "understanding" brings great convenience to security teams, making automated or semi-automated vulnerability detection and remediation not only feasible but also efficient.

4. Write transactional processing code

ChatGPT can be used to write code, especially transactional handler code. A common task for security operations analysts is to process specific log files, grep against certain patterns, and export them to gain meaningful insight into events or issues. Often analysts need to know and be familiar with a scripting language (e.g. Python), ChatGPT can write these scripts for them in multiple languages, can manage a variety of formats (LEAF, CEF, Syslog, JSON, XML, etc.), and can do even better.