Metomic Monitors ChatGPT, Protects Sensitive Information

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  February 22, 2024

Following OpenAI's launch of ChatGPT, it rapidly attained a milestone by amassing 100 million monthly active users in just two months. As subsequent iterations of ChatGPT have been introduced, its momentum has only intensified.

With that said, multiple industry studies revealed employees are inadvertently putting vulnerable company information at risk by uploading sensitive data to OpenAI’s ChatGPT platform. In 2023, a Statista report showed that the amount of sensitive data being uploaded to ChatGPT by employees increased 60% between March and April, with 319 cases identified among 100,000 employees between April 9 and April 15, 2023.

To give IT and security teams greater visibility into what sensitive data is being uploaded to OpenAI’s ChatGPT platform, Metomic, a next-generation data security solution for protecting sensitive data in the new era of collaborative SaaS (News - Alert), GenAI and cloud applications, launched Metomic for ChatGPT. The easy-to-use browser plugin enables businesses to take full advantage of the generative AI solution without jeopardizing their company’s most sensitive data.

Embedded within the browser, the extension identifies employee logins to the web-based ChatGPT platform and scans uploaded data for potential security breaches. Alerts are triggered when sensitive information, such as customer personally identifiable information, security credentials or intellectual property, is detected.

The browser extension comes equipped with 150 pre-built data classifiers to recognize common risks, while businesses can also create custom classifiers for their specific needs. This allows for comprehensive monitoring and identification of critical vulnerabilities.

“We built Metomic on the promise of giving businesses the power of collaborative SaaS and GenAI tools without the data security risks that come with implementing cloud applications,” said Rich Vibert, CEO, Metomic. “Our ChatGPT integration expands on our foundational value as a data security platform. Businesses gain all the advantages that come with ChatGPT while avoiding serious data vulnerabilities. It’s a major win for everyone.”

Metomic for ChatGPT is available to any Metomic customer that has implemented the data security platform. This integration is a step in the right direction to address the growing concerns surrounding data security in generative AI tools like ChatGPT.

Edited by Alex Passett
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