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Generative AI increases vulnerability to cyberattacks

Management-level professionals in the world of security see the Generative AI as a cybersecurity threat that significantly changes the playing field in online security. According to a Deep Instinct study whose details have been collected by Betanews, 46% of those who have answered the survey used as a basis for its preparation indicate that generative AI and its adoption will increase the vulnerability of their organization to attacks.

Among the top threats posed by the use of generative AI for businesses were, according to respondents, privacy concerns (39%), phishing attacks that cannot be detected (37%), and the increase in volume and Attack speed (33%).

Furthermore, generative AI technology has already been repurposed to carry out cyber attacks. An example of this is WormGPT, a new generative AI tool advertised among cyber attackers and in the forums that they use as a system to launch phishing attacks, and to obtain access credentials to company email accounts.

Cybersecurity teams are facing an increased workload from the adoption of technologies, such as generative AI, in their companies. As a result, 55% of security professionals report that their stress levels have increased, mainly due to limited resources. This is indicated by 42% of those surveyed. In fact, 51% say that it is likely that they will leave their position in less than a year as a result of stress.

But not all is negative in the adoption of generative AI. A 69% of respondents say they have already adopted generative AI tools in your company. The sector with the highest rate of adoption of these new technologies, with 80%, is the financial sector. 70% of security professionals say, in fact, that generative AI is having a positive impact on employee productivity and collaboration. 63% also point out that technology has improved employee morale.

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