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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

Biometric authentication with facial recognition

In addition to authentication procedures using keyboard dynamics, authentication methods that use facial recognition are increasingly common.

These procedures benefit from the growing diffusion of neural networks, as well as the availability of hardware peripherals (such as embedded cameras), which come pre-installed on smartphones and tablets, PCs, and other devices.

Strange as it may seem, the idea of ​​using biometric evidence is not new and can be traced back to less recent times. While the use of fingerprints entered the field of police operations at the beginning of the last century, some basic forms of facial recognition date back to posters depicting wanted outlaws, which was very common in the Wild West, to the most recent identikits that are used by investigators.

There is no doubt, however, that in recent...