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Embracing AI: The New Frontier in Cybersecurity

Matan Derman 2 May 2024 4 min read
Apex

In today’s digital world, the rate at which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being adopted is nothing short of revolutionary, outpacing any previous digital transformations.

Source – https://johnnosta.medium.com/the-most-important-chart-in-100-years-1095915e1605

OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022 and thanks to its delightful product and underlying technology, reached the 100 million users faster than any other consumer service. Unsurprisingly, the cybersecurity risks and attacks showed up extremely fast as well, and a recent Gartner report argues that in a mere one year since AI stormed into our lives, 30% of enterprises have already experienced an AI-related breach. As we navigate through this rapid evolution, keeping up with the outstanding pace of new technologies and outpacing the adversaries who exploit this new segment of our cyber world, one thing becomes clear: AI security is a moving target, requiring constant adjustment and innovation.

While AI vendors are preoccupied polishing the latest groundbreaking AI models, testifying on ethics and responsible AI, and debating the achievability of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), they have yet to fully address the foundational aspects of AI security for enterprises , and might never do. Sadly, traditional security tools are not easing the pain either as they fail to recognize AI-specific attacks and do not provide comprehensive solutions for all aspects of AI deployment and usage, hence, security professionals cannot rely on them. Much like the cloud redefined business infrastructure, Generative AI (GenAI) and Large Language Models (LLM) are becoming the new operating systems (link) of our era, ultimately making every persona in every organization an elevated and more productive version of themselves. As we’ve seen before, such a seismic shift demands specialized, tailored security solutions that address the unique challenges and risks of AI. That is why we are launching Apex today.

Our journey is just beginning, but our mission is clear: to empower enterprises to harness the power of AI securely and successfully. This isn’t just about preventing threats; it’s about enabling growth and innovation.

Solving the problem

We’ve assembled an extraordinary team of top-tier professionals at the intersection of security and AI; we are backed by the best investors, including Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures, and industry titans like Sam Altman of OpenAI and Clem Delung of HuggingFace; together we are poised to lead the way in AI security.

We see ourselves as your AI Security companion. If you’re a security professional who wants to make sure his organization is responsibly and securely embracing AI, or you’re a CIO or an AI leader who deploys AI but has security concerns, and regulations to adhere to. Whether you are using external providers, enjoying tools that embed AI, or building with AI, we will take care of all security risks on your behalf. Our product aligns your AI and security needs, providing ease of mind while embracing this revolution.

Incepting Apex

Reflecting on my experiences, from 15 years of service with IDF’s Unit 8200 where I managed critical security operations and ran some of the deepest technologies security has to offer, to my time at Stanford GSB, and my younger days as a national swimming champion, I’ve learned the importance of adaptability, foresight, and relentless pursuit of excellence. 

Those values have guided us before: setting ambitious and visionary goals, and together with our outstanding team members and partners, conquering unimaginable cybersecurity achievements. Achievements that were ultimately acknowledged by the President who awarded us with the prestigious Israel Defense Award. These lessons and triumphs are now the bedrock upon which we build Apex.  

Less than a year since inception, we have successfully delivered  our first cutting edge innovative product, to early customers: tech-savvy companies, heavily regulated and publicly traded firms and Fortune500 companies. All of them use our product every day, making sure AI is woven securely into their business workflows and day-to-day jobs. 

Conclusion

The impetus to adopt AI is not just a trend—it is a business imperative. Organizations that delay embracing AI will soon find themselves at a competitive disadvantage. With the integration of AI, security professionals have a golden opportunity to transition from traditional gatekeepers to value creators, enhancing not only the security but also the performance of their organizations.

Our journey is just beginning, but our mission is clear: to empower enterprises to harness the power of AI securely and successfully. This isn’t just about preventing threats; it’s about enabling growth and innovation. As we launch Apex, we invite you to join us in this exciting new chapter of cybersecurity, where together, we can shape a future that is not only secure but also thriving.

Welcome to the forefront of AI security. The future is here, and with Apex it is secure.

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