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Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity

By : Alessandro Parisi
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Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity

By: Alessandro Parisi

Overview of this book

Today's organizations spend billions of dollars globally on cybersecurity. Artificial intelligence has emerged as a great solution for building smarter and safer security systems that allow you to predict and detect suspicious network activity, such as phishing or unauthorized intrusions. This cybersecurity book presents and demonstrates popular and successful AI approaches and models that you can adapt to detect potential attacks and protect your corporate systems. You'll learn about the role of machine learning and neural networks, as well as deep learning in cybersecurity, and you'll also learn how you can infuse AI capabilities into building smart defensive mechanisms. As you advance, you'll be able to apply these strategies across a variety of applications, including spam filters, network intrusion detection, botnet detection, and secure authentication. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to develop intelligent systems that can detect unusual and suspicious patterns and attacks, thereby developing strong network security defenses using AI.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: AI Core Concepts and Tools of the Trade
Section 2: Detecting Cybersecurity Threats with AI
Section 3: Protecting Sensitive Information and Assets
Section 4: Evaluating and Testing Your AI Arsenal

Applying AI in cybersecurity

The application of AI to cybersecurity is an experimental research area that's not without problems, which we will try to explain during this chapter. However, it is undeniable that the results achieved so far are promising, and that in the near future the methods of analysis will become common practice, with clear and positive consequences in the cybersecurity professional field, both in terms of new job opportunities and new challenges.

When dealing with the topic of applying AI to cybersecurity, the reactions from insiders are often ambivalent. In fact, reactions of skepticism alternate with conservative attitudes, partly caused by the fear that machines will supplant human operators, despite the high technical and professional skills of humans, acquired from years of hard work.

However, in the near future, companies and organizations will...