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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

Enter Anaconda – the data scientist's environment of choice

Given the large number of available Python libraries, their installation is often particularly tedious (if not boring), as well as difficult, especially for those who are beginning their approach to the world of data science and AI.

To facilitate the setup of an already preconfigured development environment, collections of packages and libraries, such as Anaconda ( are made available. This allows quick access to the most used tools and libraries, thus speeding up development activities, without the need to waste time solving problems with dependencies between packages, or installation issues with the various operating systems.

While I'm writing this, the latest available version of Anaconda released is 5.3.0 (available for download at