Google has announced its entry into the generative AI for cybersecurity space with the launch of Cloud Security AI Workbench. This suite of AI-powered tools is backed by a specialized security AI language model called Sec-PaLM. The effectiveness of this new approach to cybersecurity remains to be seen, as studies supporting its efficacy are limited.
- Google's Cloud Security AI Workbench: A cybersecurity suite powered by the specialized security AI language model, Sec-PaLM, which is fine-tuned for security use cases.
- Sec-PaLM Applications: The model will be used in tools like Mandiant's Threat Intelligence AI, VirusTotal, Chronicle, and Google's Security Command Center AI to analyze and respond to security threats.
- Limited Preview: VirusTotal Code Insight, the first tool in the Cloud Security AI Workbench, is currently available in a limited preview, with other tools rolling out to trusted testers in the coming months.
- Microsoft's Security Copilot: Microsoft launched a similar tool in March, using generative AI models from OpenAI, including GPT-4, to summarize and make sense of threat intelligence.
- Effectiveness Uncertain: There is a lack of studies supporting the effectiveness of generative AI for cybersecurity, so claims made by Google and Microsoft should be taken with a grain of salt.
Business professionals should be aware of the growing trend of generative AI for cybersecurity and stay informed about the effectiveness and potential limitations of such tools to make informed decisions about implementing them in their organizations.