AI has unlocked a world of new innovations and unexplored opportunities for businesses. But balancing the potential of AI and all of its innovations with the need for security can often feel daunting.
The challenge is compounded because companies often lack strong internal protections (1) and many have failed to make cybersecurity training and education a cultural priority in the workplace. A recent Bitwarden survey of more than 600 IT developers found that 68% of respondents rate continuous security training as “extremely important,” yet close to half (43%) undergo security training only once a year or less.
A recent Bitwarden survey of 710 data security professionals in over 30 industries in North America, along with prior Bitwarden research (such as the 2023 password decisions survey), and eye-opening business press reports, reveal how the use of AI has exposed companies to potential threat vectors and opportunities for bad actors to access sensitive information. (2) Security professionals need to stay ahead of this complex but important concern. To ensure data security while leveraging the potential of AI, companies can benefit from:
Evaluating how their data will be used before investing in AI software and data-security solutions
Regularly inspecting the nuts and bolts of their new and existing AI software for any vulnerabilities
Leveraging trusted cybersecurity solutions to safeguard business accounts and securely store sensitive information
This eBook reveals the recent survey findings to help security professionals ensure their organizations remain innovative while keeping their data safe. The results of this research shed meaningful light on:
The cybersecurity overconfidence gap
The evolving role of AI in cybersecurity
What organizations can do to safeguard sensitive data
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Case in point: a marketing agency support firm with over 3,000 associated credentials
Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., Golden Communications supports marketing agencies with services including website design, managed web, and digital marketing. With four locations on three continents, the growing agency serves diverse customers, from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, and is responsible for managing and securely storing over 3,000 credentials associated with website and cloud hosting ecosystems.
To address this challenge, the company initially used LastPass for password management. The solution solved some of the company’s initial challenges but also introduced new problems:
Frustratingly long load times
Overly complex administrative and end-user functionality
Loss of valuable company troubleshooting problems using the solution across multiple devices
A pricing model that didn’t fit the needs of a growing business
Employees who had used Bitwarden for their personal accounts recommended it to the company. The migration to Bitwarden went smoothly, thanks in large part to a seamless import of records. With intuitive case management, flexible password management, and flexible administrative and organizational setup, Bitwarden has helped Golden Communications achieve greater productivity with faster load times, enabling employees to focus on what matters most — their clients.
Case in point: an Oracle Retail implementation & support partner
OLR Retails has been an Oracle business partner for over 20 years. “The fact Bitwarden is open source and publishes the results of its third-party security audits gives me confidence I can trust them with my secrets," says CTO Darren Beck.
Case in point: a growing provider of outsourced IT
Operating in three Eastern U.S. cities, Complete Network is a recognized leader for outsourced IT services to small and midsize businesses. "I adopted Bitwarden Secrets Manager because I like the idea of having secrets in a secure place where I can retrieve them later," says Senior Systems Engineer John Duprey.
Case in point: a Belgium medical imaging company
Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, XEOS is focused on improving outcomes in surgical oncology through innovations in the performance of specimen imaging.
"Secrets Manager is an easy way to transfer secrets and provide access control around those secrets," says Software Engineer Jonathan Vervaeke.
Case in point: an integration platform
Lundatech AB is an integration platform based on state-of-the-art security and availability technologies for collecting, structuring, and integrating data for real-time analysis and system interoperability. It implemented Bitwarden Passwordless.dev to improve sign-up and login experiences for customers and employees and to deploy passkey logins across internal applications for a seamless authentication flow, easy onboarding, and efficient logging into internal applications.
“Bitwarden Passwordless.dev trimmed down our development process; within an hour, we had passwordless authentication up and running,” said CTO and founder Hernrik Doverhill. “We’ve eliminated tedious password resets and complicated multifactor flows with OTP codes. Our employees save time by being able to access the internal applications they need much more quickly.”
(1) Chui, M., Roberts, R., Rodchenko, T., Singla, A., Sukharevsky, A., Yee, L., & Zurkiya, D. (2023, May 12). What every CEO should know about generative AI. McKinsey & Company. Source.
(2) Lin, B. (2023b, August 10). AI is generating security risks faster than companies can keep up. WSJ. Source.
(3) Bousquette, I. (2023, July 7). Companies are drowning in too much AI. WSJ. Source.
(4) Schneier, B. (2023, February 18). The age of AI hacking is closer than you think. WIRED. Source.
(5) Generative AI enables bad actors to create more sophisticated attacks. (2023, October 3). Abnormal. Source.
(6) Satter, R. (2023, July 20). Exclusive: AI being used for hacking and misinformation, top Canadian cyber official says. Reuters. Source.
(7) Mascellino, A. (2023b, August 23). Artificial intelligence and USBs drive 8% rise in Cyber-Attacks. Infosecurity Magazine. Source.