ChatGPT now has about 800 million users a month. According to a study by Layer X Security (reported by Cyber Security Intelligence - https://www.cybersecurityintelligence.com/blog/dont-use-chatgpt-at-work-7034.html), at least 15% of workers use ChatGPT or other generative AI. This creates risks for employers and employees.
The study found almost 25% of workers using ChatGPT posted data into the application, and as much as 11% of this data is sensitive. The highest categories of this information are internal business information and source code.
By posting this data, employees are risking sharing it with competitors and attackers.
Since the technology is here ro stay, employers must consider the risks and legal implications of using it at work. It may be necessary to bar its use. Another possibility is to restrict its use to creating generic material and requiring employees to only insert sensitive data in a secure format.