SANS Institute to host webcast on OpenAI & ChatGPT on 21/12

Discussing Security Vulnerabilities of Advanced AI and the Potential Impact on Society

SANS Institute is hosting a live webcast event, tomorrow December 21, 2022 at 11 am CET, to discuss the implications of advanced AI and the new OpenAI ChatGPT bot and how it affects security. OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot is a powerful artificial intelligence system that has been trained on a vast amount of data to generate written text with remarkable accuracy and context, but even the most advanced AI remains vulnerable to cybersecurity risk.

A possible AI-generated quote about an event on ChatGPT and OpenAI
A possible AI-generated quote about an event on ChatGPT and OpenAI
"AI tools like the new GPT ChatBot look like they have the potential to revolutionize cybersecurity, but the truth is that these advances also come with risks in the form of bias, misinformation, privacy concerns, automated attacks, and even malicious use,” said David Hoelzer, a SANS fellow at the SANS Technical Institute. “This webcast event will help you separate hype from reality and discover the real impact of advanced AI solutions."

The virtual webcast will feature Lightning Talks from experts in the field and a Panel Discussion among industry leaders. It will focus on the potential security risks of using the ChatGPT bot for tasks such as customer service, chatbots, process automation, and also the steps that should be taken to address potential issues.

“It is vital to understand how this technology affects our security and privacy,” said Rob Lee, Chief Curriculum Director and Faculty Lead at SANS Institute. “Join us for a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into the OpenAI ChatGPT bot and its potential implications for security.”

The ChatGPT bot was asked to weigh in on the event and responded: "Join us for a fascinating discussion on the latest developments in natural language processing and conversational AI, featuring ChatGPT and OpenAI. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experts and explore the potential of these cutting-edge technologies."

The event is free and open to the public and will be broadcast live on SANS’ website. 

Register now for the live webcast event.


About SANS Institute 

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Today, SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals in government and commercial institutions worldwide. Renowned SANS instructors teach more than 60 courses at in-person and virtual cybersecurity events and on demand. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on technical certifications in cybersecurity. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's and bachelor's degrees, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity. SANS Security Awareness, a division of SANS, provides organizations with a complete and comprehensive security awareness solution, enabling them to manage their "human" cybersecurity risk easily and effectively. SANS also delivers a wide variety of free resources to the InfoSec community, including consensus projects, research reports, webcasts, podcasts, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system–the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners representing varied global organizations, from corporations to universities, working together to support and educate the global information security community. 

Jenn Elston

Global Director of Strategic Communications, SANS Institute
Paul Geens

Paul Geens

PR consultant, Evoke


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