– The following article was written by the ChatGPT 3.5 Preview AI in December 2022, with our own website used as input. Our Team’s commentary is shown in Blue.
Cyber security is a hot topic in today’s world. With the increasing amount of personal and sensitive information being shared online, it’s more important than ever to ensure that our data is protected from potential breaches and cyber attacks.
One of the biggest challenges in the realm of cyber security is the ever-evolving nature of technology. As new innovations are developed and introduced, cyber criminals are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information. This means that companies and individuals alike must remain vigilant and proactive in their efforts to protect their data from cyber threats.
Jevon – Impressive how the chatbot can construct complex sentences beyond the usual ‘here is a link for X’. It struggles with brevity and is often not saying anything profound, but hey, the internet has plenty of demand for filler text and simple news articles.
One of the key ways to improve cyber security is through the use of encryption. Encrypting data ensures that even if it is accessed by an unauthorized party, it will be difficult for them to decipher and make use of the information. This is particularly important for businesses, as they often handle large amounts of sensitive customer information that could be valuable to cyber criminals.
Another important aspect of cyber security is the use of strong passwords. Many people underestimate the importance of having a strong password, but it can be the difference between a secure account and one that is easily hacked. Strong passwords should be at least 8 characters long and should contain a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters. It’s also important to avoid using the same password for multiple accounts, as this makes it easier for hackers to gain access to multiple accounts if they manage to crack one password.
Joe – The chatbot has hit the nail on the head here; the greatest improvements in security come from the simplest changes. Strong, unique passwords are critical (although we at Lineal advise passwords be 14 characters or more, and passphrases are even better still!). However, it hasn’t recommended using a password manager to help actually manage all those unique passwords, or explained why a human you would need to use multi-factor authentication (MFA).
In addition to strong passwords and encryption, there are other measures that individuals and businesses can take to improve their cyber security. These include regularly updating software and applications to ensure that they are protected against the latest threats, avoiding suspicious links and emails, and investing in reliable security software.
While no system is completely foolproof, taking these steps can greatly reduce the risk of a cyber attack and help protect sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. It’s important to stay informed and vigilant in the ever-changing world of cyber security.
Our Verdict: all of the Chatbot’s recommendations and more are contained within the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials framework which is evolving each year to provide a baseline of protective controls for cyber and data security. All in all, a good effort chatbot! B+