Tuesday, April 2, 2024

AI Portends New Cybersecurity Risks, Opportunities for Higher Ed - Brandon Paykamain, GovTech

According to Amanda Stent, director of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby College in Maine, the growing popularity of generative AI tools, particularly in the education and business sectors, may lead to more headaches for IT personnel already battling an onslaught of cyber attacks like ransomware and phishing attacks that have been on the rise since COVID-19. “Employees in higher education, like employees in any business, need to understand what kinds of data is appropriate to put into external vendor systems, including these [GenAI] models, and what kinds of data is not appropriate. And in higher education, we are subject to additional regulation, including FERPA.”