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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)

Web server vulnerability scanner using machine learning (GyoiThon)

GyoiThon is an intelligence-gathering tool for web servers. It executes remote access to a target web server and identifies products operated on the server, such as the Content Management System (CMS), web server software, framework, and programming language. In addition, it can execute exploit modules for the identified products using Metasploit.          

Some of the main features of GyoiThon are as follows:

  • Remote access/Fully automatic: GyoiThon can automatically gather information on a target web server using only remote access. You only execute GyoiThon once for your operation.
  • Non-destructive test: GyoiThon can gather information on the target web server using only normal access. A feature permits GyoiThon to access abnormally, such as by sending exploit modules.
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