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AI and cybersecurity: What are the main issues of building your own virtual AI CISO?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity. Artem Mykhailov, ISSP Enterprise Solutions Director, explores the potential for AI to revolutionize cybersecurity in 2023, as well as analyzes the challenges and potential pitfalls to watch out for.

Last December, AI made a great breakthrough due to the chatGPT phenomena, demonstrating its potential to revolutionize cybersecurity. As technology advances, malicious actors become increasingly sophisticated, so organizations must stay ahead of the curve to protect themselves from cyberattacks. AI tools and technologies can significantly improve the detection and response to cyber threats, as well as the decision-making process among senior management. Is there a chance to create a real virtual CISO? In this blog post, we explore the potential for AI to revolutionize cybersecurity in 2023, as well as the challenges and potential pitfalls to watch out for.


Where AI could be applied in cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is a rapidly evolving field, and organizations must remain vigilant in order to protect against the latest threats. AI can be used to improve the detection of malicious actors, and can also be used to automate security processes such as patching and updating, making them more efficient and cost-effective. AI tools can give organizations the edge needed to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.


Vendors have been integrating AI and ML into incident detection processes for the last 7 years, so reviewing this part is boring. Instead, let’s focus on the amazing ChatGPT feature — the ability to sound like a human when generating text. How complicated is it, and is there enough data to create a human-like cybersecurity AI advisor, which can give tailored recommendations based on a security report?


What is the key issue with virtual CISOs?

Cybersecurity can be complicated, so it’s not easy to create a guide that covers it all. Even the experts have only managed to create a cybersecurity framework. This framework offers flexibility, but if you’re not an expert in cybersecurity, it can be difficult to make improvements to your security. Despite there are so many cybersecurity information and cybersecurity questionnaires embedded in apps, which could help you to narrow down your focus, they are still could barely be named a Virtual CISO.

The key issue with vCISOs is that they are not really able to offer tailored advice and recommendations to organizations based on their specific security needs. This is where AI-powered chatGPT technology can help.

By leveraging the latest AI tools and technologies, organizations can create an AI-powered virtual CISO that can analyze the security needs of an organization and generate tailored recommendations and advice on how to improve their security posture. This type of AI-driven decision making can be invaluable for organizations, helping them stay one step ahead of malicious actors and ensuring their data remains secure and resilient.


What are the challenges of building your own AI CISO?

Creating an AI-powered CISO requires significant resources and expertise. The AI must be trained on large datasets to enable it to accurately detect patterns and generate tailored advice. Additionally, the AI must be constantly monitored and updated to ensure it is not manipulated or exploited by malicious actors. Finally, the AI must be implemented in a secure manner to ensure it does not enable cyber criminals to gain access to sensitive data or systems. Organizations must also ensure that AI-driven decision making does not lead to bias or unfair outcomes.

What AI platform you should choose to build my virtual CISO?

The choice of AI platform depends on the specific needs of the organization. Some popular platforms include Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Watson. Each of these platforms offer different levels of customization and scalability, as well as different pricing models. But now we have OpenAI offering, with its ChatGPT driving crazy 100 mln people at least so far. So what is OpenAI API?


OpenAI API is a platform for building AI-powered applications and services. It provides a range of tools and services for developing AI solutions, including pre-trained models for natural language processing, computer vision, and other tasks. OpenAI also offers a suite of ChatGPT models, which can generate human-like text responses based on input from the user. OpenAI API is ideal for organizations looking to create their own AI-powered virtual CISO, as it allows for customization and scalability, and its ChatGPT models can generate tailored advice and recommendations for organizations.


It’s not clear how good advise we would hear from virtual CISO, but I’m quite sure that the physical CISOs would still have jobs for sometime. I personally think that the AI would become another instrument in CISO’s toolset. It might become a go-to tool or occasional advise making robot. The time would show.


The Outlook for AI in Cybersecurity

AI is quickly becoming a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity, and organizations must stay ahead of malicious actors to protect themselves. AI tools and technologies can improve the detection and response to cyber threats, as well as the decision-making process among senior management. OpenAI API is an ideal platform for creating an AI-powered virtual CISO, which can generate tailored advice and recommendations based on an organization’s specific security needs.

This virtual CISO would be able to analyze the current security landscape and detect potential threats before they become a problem. It could also provide insights into how to address existing issues, as well as provide proactive solutions to prevent future attacks.

Furthermore, the AI-powered system could keep an organization up to date with the latest security trends, so that they can adjust their security protocols accordingly.


Until we have a fully AI-powered CISO and if you still trying to find the right path for you on your cybersecurity journey, check out how we provide CISO-as-a-Service.


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