BYOAI (Bring Your Own AI): Embracing and Securing Shadow AI in the Workplace

Learn about BYOAI (Bring Your Own AI) in the workplace, its benefits, risks, and how Tibo offers AI security solutions to embrace AI securely.

As AI tools become more accessible and user-friendly, employees are increasingly adopting them independently to enhance their productivity. This phenomenon, known as Bring Your Own AI (BYOAI) or Shadow AI, offers significant benefits but also introduces substantial risks.

The Rise of BYOAI

BYOAI refers to the practice of employees using AI tools not officially sanctioned by their organizations. This trend is driven by the desire for increased efficiency and the rapid pace of AI advancements. According to recent studies, a significant percentage of knowledge workers are already using AI tools independently at work.

Benefits of BYOAI

  • Increased Productivity: Employees can automate repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on more strategic work.
  • Innovation: Access to the latest AI tools fosters creativity and problem-solving.

Risks of BYOAI

  • Data Leaks: Unsanctioned AI tools may not adhere to company security protocols, risking sensitive information.
  • Non-Compliance: Using AI tools without oversight can lead to violations of data protection regulations.
  • Security Vulnerabilities: Lack of monitoring and control over AI tools increases the risk of cyber threats.

How Tibo Secures BYOAI

Tibo offers robust AI security solutions that allow organizations to embrace BYOAI safely. By monitoring AI interactions and providing real-time redaction of sensitive data, Tibo ensures compliance and security without hindering productivity.


BYOAI presents both opportunities and challenges for modern workplaces. With Tibo, organizations can harness the benefits of AI while mitigating the associated risks. Discover how Tibo can help your organization secure AI adoption and schedule a demo today.

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