Workers more likely to divulge company secrets to AI than friends
A new report by CybSafe reveals that workers are more likely to share company secrets with workplace AI tools than with their friends. The study found that a third of US and UK workers would continue using AI tools even if their company banned them, and 69% of all respondents believe the benefits of such tools outweigh the security risks.
A study by CybSafe has found that workers are more likely to divulge company secrets to workplace AI tools than to their friends.
The report reveals that a third of US and UK workers would continue using AI tools even if their company banned them, and 69% of all respondents believe the benefits of such tools outweigh the security risks. However, CybSafe warns that businesses are not properly alerting employees to the dangers of using AI tools, and that employees may be unknowingly sharing confidential information with AI.
The report also highlights concerns about the inability of workers to distinguish between content created by humans and AI, with 60% of respondents claiming they could do so accurately.
CybSafe argues that without immediate action, companies will face unprecedented cybersecurity risks as cybercriminals use AI to craft convincing phishing lures. The report comes as the uptake of AI at work is increasing rapidly, with nearly 80% of respondents in a McKinsey survey claiming to have had some exposure to the technology at home or at work.
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