The Gately Report: Onapsis Says More Emphasis on Cybersecurity Needed in AI, Generative AI

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Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

October 16, 2023

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So much emphasis has been placed on the innovation fostered by artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI that cybersecurity has often taken a back seat, and that needs to change.

That’s according to JP Perez-Etchegoyen, CTO at Onapsis. The Onapsis platform delivers vulnerability management, change assurance and continuous compliance for business applications from leading vendors such as SAP, Oracle and others. The platform is powered by the Onapsis Research Labs, the team responsible for the discovery and mitigation of more than 1,000 zero-day vulnerabilities in business applications.


Onapsis’ JP Perez-Etchegoyen

“We are at that point where AI is such a big innovation that has been disrupting so many places that the focus hasn’t been placed on cybersecurity from the get-go,” he said. “It has been placed on, how can we use it? Is it real? Is it going to scale? But what about the data? Are we infringing any copyright? There have been a lot of that biases and ethical considerations. Cybersecurity hasn’t really been a priority for this, but it’s going to be as this matures. And this is more on the front lines of any organization implementing any type of process.”

Innovation Moving Fast with Generative AI

The level of disruption is so big that most of the processes that organizations and individuals are running today are going to be in some way, shape or form crossed by AI, either predictive or generative AI, Perez-Etchegoyen said.

“There are many different use cases, but there’s going to be a level of AI and machine learning (ML) in every scenario, so definitely security,” he said. “And I think next year we’re going to see a lot of presentations in conferences by security researchers. ChatGPT was released at the end of 2022, and this year there was a lot of research on innovation and development, and researchers are starting to look at [cybersecurity]. So next year we’ll see a lot of a conference presentations and headlines around how hackers can compromise these models as this gets more mature and adopted.”

See our slideshow above for more from Onapsis and more cybersecurity news.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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