Chatbot – Boost for Cybersecurity protection demand

Chatbot is a computer program that simulates human conversation to aid in customer communication and services through artificial intelligence tools. The software imitates this human-like response through voice commands or text box services and augments or replaces the need for human agents.

With over one million users already, ChatGPT has amassed quite a fanbase for its uncanny ability to mimic human conversation and provide numerous services across different fields – from essay writing and composing music to answering test questions and writing computer code.

the most crucial aspect to consider is the threat to cybersecurity that the advanced Chatbot has suddenly created. The creator of ChatGPT himself agreed in a tweet that we are close to dangerously strong AI that can pose a huge cybersecurity risk and that approaching a real AGI reality within the next decade means taking that risk seriously. the main risks are:

  1. Phishing emails: A phishing email is a type of malware wherein the attacker crafts a fraudulent, yet believable email to deceive recipients into carrying out harmful instructions.
  2. Data theft: Data theft is any unauthorized exfiltration and access to confidential data on a network. This includes personal details, passwords, or even software codes.
  3. Malicious software: is a broad term referring to any kind of software that intends to harm the user in some form. It can be used to infiltrate private servers, steal information, or simply destroy data.
  4. Botnets: A botnet attack is a targeted cyber-attack during which a collection of devices that are all connected to the internet are infiltrated and hijacked by a hacker. Referring to a robot network, a botnet attack is carried out by a nefarious actor that aims to seize control of a collection of computers, servers, and other types of networks for a series of potential malicious purposes.

In the past, cyber criminals had to have a high code writing knowledge, today with the chatbot, those skills are no longer needed. This fact will probably boost the cyber-attacks volume and the demand for cyber protection services – therefore, cybersecurity business will probably boost in the next years.

Dvir Uliel – IE-Club Israel Chapter

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