The volume of cyber attacks has been steadily growing in recent years driven by the expanding skillset of bad actors and the evolution of cyber threats. And now, those bad actors are turning to the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help with their attacks. With the ever increasing reliance on technology, it is more important than ever to stay vigilant against emerging risks.  

At Agio, we take this threat seriously and are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting our clients. Here’s what we’ve found when it comes to bad actors utilizing AI for malicious purposes — and how we’re responding. 

The Rise of ChatGPT 

ChatGPT is now being utilized by cybercriminals to build more sophisticated attacks. This language model, developed by OpenAI, generates human-like responses to text prompts and can carry on a conversation that sounds like it’s coming from a real person. 

This is particularly concerning when it comes to phishing attacks. Malicious actors can use ChatGPT to generate convincing emails that appear to come from a trusted source, such as a colleague or a vendor. They can then use social engineering tactics to trick users into revealing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links that can lead to disastrous consequences. 

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How Agio Protects Clients 

At Agio, we’re committed to protecting our clients from the latest threats. Here are just a few of the ways we keep our clients: 

Education: We believe that education is key to staying secure. That’s why we offer regular training and awareness sessions for our clients, helping them understand the latest threats and how to avoid them. We help clients to establish policies and procedures around email security, including best practices for identifying and reporting phishing emails.  

Social engineering campaigns: We create innovative phishing content and deliver regular simulations to prepare clients for phishing and other types of social engineering attacks. Any users who are identified as having clicked on simulated malicious links are enrolled for security awareness training. This helps to build resilience against actual phishing attacks. 

Proactive Threat Hunting and Pen Testing: We don’t wait for threats to come to us — we actively seek them out. Our team of cyber experts use machine learning to analyze large volumes of data from many different sources to identify patterns, anomalies, and potential indicators of compromise before they can cause damage. Our team of pen testers use advanced tools and techniques to identify potential weaknesses across our client networks and the steps to remediate them. 

Cutting-Edge technology: We utilize the latest in cybersecurity technology, including extended detection and response (XDR), AI-powered threat intelligence, vulnerability scanning, zero trust infrastructure, cloud security platforms, and advanced pen testing to provide the highest level of protection.  

24/7 Monitoring and Incident Response: Our Security Operations Center (SOC) is staffed 7 days a week, around the clock, ensuring that we’re always on the lookout for suspicious activity. We use advanced tools to monitor network traffic, log activity, and detect anomalies that may indicate a potential threat. And when a threat is detected, we take immediate action to contain and remediate it. 

Conclusion 

As bad actors continue to join the AI revolution, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant. At Agio, we are committed to protecting our clients from the latest cybersecurity threats. Contact us today to learn more about our IT and cyber services, and how we can help keep your organization protected in an increasingly connected world

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