ChatGPT has revolutionized text content generation for businesses, with the potential to lead to a significant increase in productivity. However, when staff members unintentionally type or paste private company information into ChatGPT or similar apps, generative AI innovation also adds a new level of data exposure risk. Since DLP solutions concentrate on file-based data protection, they are not well-suited to handle these challenges. DLP solutions are the standard solution for similar challenges.
The report “Browser Security Platform: Protect your Data from Exposure in ChatGPT” was recently released by LayerX. (Download here)
clarifies the difficulties and dangers associated with uncontrolled ChatGPT use. It presents a thorough analysis of the risks that businesses may face and suggests browser security platforms as one possible remedy. These platforms effectively protect sensitive data by offering real-time monitoring and governance over web sessions.
ChatGPT Data Exposure: A Look at the Stats
The last three months have seen a 44% increase in the use of GenAI apps by employees.
There are 131 daily accesses to GenAI apps, such as ChatGPT, for every 1,000 employees.
Sensitive information has been pasted into GenAI apps by 6% of employees.
Types of Data at Risk
- Sensitive/Internal Information
- Source Code
- Client Data
- Regulated PII
- Project Planning Files
Situations of Data Exposure
Unintentional Exposure: Workers might unintentionally copy and paste private information into ChatGPT.
Malicious Insider: ChatGPT could be used by a rogue employee to steal information.
Targeted Attacks: Outside enemies may breach endpoints and carry out reconnaissance specifically targeted at ChatGPT.
The Reasons File-Based DLP Solutions Don’t Work#
Conventional DLP solutions don’t protect data inserted into web sessions; instead, they are made to protect data stored in files. They don’t work well against the dangers that ChatGPT poses.
Typical Methods for Reducing the Risk of Data Exposure
Access blocking: productive but not long-term due to lost output.
Employee education aims to prevent inadvertent exposure, but it is devoid of any means of enforcement.
The Browser Security Platform efficiently reduces risks without sacrificing efficiency by keeping an eye on and controlling user behavior within ChatGPT.
What Distinguishes Browser Security Platforms?*
Real-time visibility and enforcement capabilities are provided by browser security platforms on active web sessions. They can oversee and manage every method through which users contribute to ChatGPT, providing a degree of security that is unmatched by conventional DLP solutions.
A Tripartite Framework for Security
Three layers of security are provided by browser security platforms:
ChatGPT Access Control: This level limits access to ChatGPT and is designed for users who work with extremely sensitive data.
In ChatGPT, action governance reduces the possibility of directly exposing sensitive data by tracking and managing data insertion operations like paste and fill.
At the most detailed level, data input monitoring enables businesses to specify which particular data shouldn’t be entered into ChatGPT.
By combining blocking, alerting, and permitting actions at each of these three levels, a browser security platform lets businesses tailor their data protection plans.
Protecting and Activating ChatGPT
The browser security platform is currently the only product that can protect ChatGPT users from data exposure risks in an effective manner, allowing businesses to fully utilize AI-driven text generators without sacrificing data security.