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Defending Against NefariousGPT

I started working in IT back in the days of Windows XP. Back then most of my job was helping people connect to their email or adding printers. IT has changed a lot over the last 20 years. The majority of my job now is in cybersecurity. Many people believe that you have to make a choice between being effective and secure.

And since you can’t stay in business if you aren’t effective, security goes by the wayside. Every business is unique and you need to find the right solution that is tailored to your needs. But when it comes to “effective” vs “secure”, it can’t be one or the other. It has to be both.

Right now all of the publicly facing AI chatbots (like ChatGPT and Bard) have some sort of ethics built into them. In the near future, some form of NefariousGPT will be available without the same ethical restraints. When NefariousGPT is released elaborate targeted hacks will go from taking months or weeks to taking minutes. Cyber Security must climb to always meet the rising threats.

Cyber Threats Advance, So Should Cyber Security

If cyber security and cyber threats are riding on escalators side by side, the threats will surpass the security as soon as you stop increasing your security.

And when NefariousGPT is deployed, the threats are going to ramp up much faster. So you always have to stay ahead of the threats as much as possible.

There was recently an employee at one of our client sites who sent out a poll to the company about undoing some recent changes in favor of personal preference over increased security. However, with the sophisticated methods of cyber attacks these days, cybersecurity is more important than ever for small and medium-sized businesses. With more and more businesses relying on technology to operate, they are becoming increasingly attractive targets for cybercriminals.

Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the resources or expertise to implement and maintain effective cybersecurity measures on their own.

An MSP can provide businesses with a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that includes everything from vulnerability assessment and remediation to incident response. This can help businesses protect their data, their reputation, and their finances from cyber attacks.

Overcoming Employee Resistance

However, there is one challenge that many businesses face when it comes to cybersecurity: employee resistance. Some employees may see cybersecurity as a hassle or an inconvenience. They may not understand the importance of cybersecurity, or they may not be willing to change their habits.

This is where it’s important for businesses to remember that cybersecurity is not a democracy. It’s not something that can be voted on or decided by a majority vote. It’s a matter of security and safety, and it’s something that needs to be taken seriously.

Breaking Down Barriers: Convincing Employees to Prioritize Cybersecurity

If you’re a business that is struggling with employee resistance to cybersecurity, there are a few things you can do:

  • Educate your employees about the risks. Show them the latest statistics on cyber-attacks and data breaches. Explain to them how a cyberattack could impact your business.
  • Show them the benefits. Explain how cybersecurity can help them protect their data, their reputation, and their finances.
  • Make it easy for them to say yes. Offer them a variety of security solutions to choose from. And make sure that the solutions are easy to implement and manage.
  • Get their buy-in. Explain to your employees why cybersecurity is important, and why they need to be on board. Make sure that they understand the consequences of not following security procedures.

Cybersecurity is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. And it’s something that all businesses need to take seriously. By working with an MSP and educating your employees, you can help protect your business from cyber-attacks.

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips for convincing your employees to embrace cybersecurity:

  • Make it personal. Explain to your employees how a cyberattack could impact them personally. For example, if their personal data is stolen, they could be the victim of identity theft.
  • Make it fun. Gamify cybersecurity training. This can help to make it more engaging and memorable for your employees.
    • Our company provides an hour-long security training for our clients. It has been described as an escape room because it is fun but kind of scary.
  • Build it into what you do. Make it the bedrock of your technology and a part of everything you do.

By following these tips, you can help create a culture of cybersecurity in your business. This will help to protect your business from cyber-attacks and keep your data safe.


  1. Embrace the evolution: IT has changed drastically over the years, with cybersecurity becoming a critical component. The notion of choosing between effectiveness and security is outdated – both are essential for modern businesses.
  2. Anticipate emerging threats: The rise of AI-driven cyber threats, like NefariousGPT, demands constant advancement in cybersecurity. Stay ahead of the curve to protect your business effectively.
  3. MSPs for comprehensive solutions: Small and medium-sized businesses often lack the resources and expertise to handle cybersecurity on their own. Partnering with an MSP can provide a complete cybersecurity solution, safeguarding data, reputation, and finances.
  4. Educate and overcome resistance: Employee resistance to cybersecurity is a common challenge. Educate your staff about the risks, benefits, and personal impact of cyberattacks. Make cybersecurity training engaging and integrated into your business processes.
  5. Prioritize cybersecurity: Cybersecurity is not a luxury but a necessity for all businesses. By fostering a culture of cybersecurity and taking it seriously, you can protect your business from cyber threats and ensure data safety.

Contact Solzorro today for tailored cybersecurity services and solutions to safeguard your business from evolving cyber threats. Let’s work together to build a strong and secure digital future for your organization.

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