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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)


Deep-pwning is a framework for evaluating the robustness of machine learning tools against adversarial attacks. It has become widely known in the data science community that naive machine learning models, such as deep neural networks trained with the sole aim of classifying images, are very easily fooled.

The following diagram shows Explaining and Harnessing Adversarial Examples, I. J. Goodfellow et al:

Cybersecurity being an adversarial field of battle, a machine learning model used to secure from attackers ought to be robust against adversaries. As a consequence, it is important to not only report the usual performance metrics, such as accuracy, precision, and recall, but also to have some measure of the adversarial robustness of the model. The deep-pwning framework is a simple toolkit for doing so.