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Machine Learning for Cybersecurity Cookbook

By : Emmanuel Tsukerman
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Machine Learning for Cybersecurity Cookbook

By: Emmanuel Tsukerman

Overview of this book

Organizations today face a major threat in terms of cybersecurity, from malicious URLs to credential reuse, and having robust security systems can make all the difference. With this book, you'll learn how to use Python libraries such as TensorFlow and scikit-learn to implement the latest artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and handle challenges faced by cybersecurity researchers. You'll begin by exploring various machine learning (ML) techniques and tips for setting up a secure lab environment. Next, you'll implement key ML algorithms such as clustering, gradient boosting, random forest, and XGBoost. The book will guide you through constructing classifiers and features for malware, which you'll train and test on real samples. As you progress, you'll build self-learning, reliant systems to handle cybersecurity tasks such as identifying malicious URLs, spam email detection, intrusion detection, network protection, and tracking user and process behavior. Later, you'll apply generative adversarial networks (GANs) and autoencoders to advanced security tasks. Finally, you'll delve into secure and private AI to protect the privacy rights of consumers using your ML models. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills you need to tackle real-world problems faced in the cybersecurity domain using a recipe-based approach.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)


DeepExploit is a penetration testing tool that elevates Metasploit to a whole new level by leveraging AI. Its key features are as follows: 

  • Deep penetration: If DeepExploit successfully exploits the target, it will automatically execute the exploit to other internal servers as well. 
  • Learning: DeepExploit is a reinforcement learning system, akin to AlphaGo.

Using DeepExploit to pentest your security systems will take you a long way toward keeping your systems secure. In this recipe, we will set up and run DeepExploit.

Getting ready

You will now be guided through the steps required to install DeepExploit:

  1. Download and set up Kali Linux. You can find VM images online at https://www...