Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , RSA Conference

It's OpenAI Season for Bug Hunting

Bugcrowd CEO Discusses Journey So Far With ChatGPT's Parent Firm
Dave Gerry, CEO, Bugcrowd

OpenAI's chatbot ChatGPT had 100 million monthly active users within two months of its launch in January, and its popularity is only increasing with time. To address the inevitable cybersecurity risks that accompany an application as fast-growing as OpenAI's, the Microsoft-backed firm partnered with crowd-sourced bug bounty platform Bugcrowd.

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The partnership seeks to help OpenAI identify vulnerabilities that could exist within the environments it runs, given all of the excitement around OpenAI, said Dave Gerry, CEO of Bugcrowd.

"A lot of organizations were leveraging AI at some point - what ChatGPT did was it had everyone talking about it," he said. "This is a great example of you and I potentially being impacted by a vulnerability that could exist because everybody is using GPT - we're seeing it integrated into more and more platforms and solution sets. And this is an opportunity for us to help play a very small role in securing the future of AI."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Gerry also discusses:

  • How high the stakes are to find vulnerabilities before the adversary does;
  • What draws researchers to OpenAI;
  • The difference between finding bugs in AI models versus a conventional setting.

Gerry previously worked as chief revenue officer and COO at WhiteHat Security, where he oversaw global revenue growth, service delivery and customer-facing operations. He has been in the application security industry for nearly a decade and has held key leadership positions at Veracode, Sumo Logic and Herjavec Group.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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