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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)

Spam filtering using machine learning

Spam mails (unwanted mails) constitute around 60% of global email traffic. Aside from the fact that spam detection software has progressed since the first spam message in 1978, anyone with an email account knows that spam continues to be a time-consuming and expensive problem. Here, we provide a recipe for spam-ham (non-spam) classification using machine learning.

Getting ready

Preparation for this recipe involves installing the scikit-learn package in pip. The command is as follows:

pip install sklearn

In addition, extract spamassassin-public-corpus.7z into a folder named spamassassin-public-corpus.