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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

Python libraries for cybersecurity

Python is not only one of the best languages for data science and AI, but also the language preferred by penetration testers and malware analysts (along with low-level languages, such as C and Assembly).

In Python, there are an infinite number of libraries ready for use, which simplify the daily activities of researchers.

Next, we will analyze some of the most common and the most used of them.


The Pefile library is very useful for analyzing Windows executable files, especially during the phases of static malware analysis, looking for possible indications of compromise or the presence of malicious code in executables. In fact, Pefile makes it very easy to analyze the Portable Executable...