Prompt Engineering: Covering Tracks with GenAI

Explore the fusion of traditional stealth hacking techniques with generative AI. Learn how AI detects and mitigates track-covering activities through real-world case studies.

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About this course

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, the art of evading detection, covering one's tracks, and maintaining access becomes an essential craft for every ethical hacker. The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize clandestine operations in cybersecurity cannot be overlooked. This course examines the fusion of traditional stealth techniques in hacking with the cutting-edge capabilities of generative AI, looking at how generative AI can be harnessed to leave no digital footprint, ensuring prolonged access to compromised systems. You'll begin by exploring the techniques used by hackers to maintain access and the role of generative AI in detecting and mitigating attempts to cover tracks. You'll orchestrate a generative AI-assisted operation to cover tracks in a simulated environment and use generative AI to identify signs of advanced track-covering activities. Next, you'll identify the implications of failing to cover tracks, and of maintaining prolonged access to compromised systems. Lastly, you'll analyze and evaluate real-world case studies focusing on the potential impact of generative AI.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Outline the importance of covering tracks and maintaining access in ethical hacking, focusing on generative ai's potential impact
  • Identify techniques used by hackers to maintain access and how these techniques can be detected or enhanced with ai

How it works

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In this course, you'll watch videos created by industry-leading experts for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. They'll cover key concepts, go through sample applications, prepare you for industry certifications, and more. Watch on any device — whenever and wherever you want — to learn at your own pace.

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What Is Hacking?

Codecademy Team
Sep 20, 2021

Hacking involves using technical skills to break into computer systems and access sensitive data. Even though hackers have been around for decades, with our increasing reliance on data and technology, they’ve been playing a far more significant role in recent years.

Still, hacking isn’t always a bad thing. There are good hackers, too, and you could become one. In our free Introduction to Ethical Hacking course, you’ll learn about how hackers can use their skills to help companies improve their cybersecurity measures by identifying vulnerabilities.

Ahead, we’ll explore the different kinds of hacking, how to protect yourself against malicious hacking, and how you can hack to help companies improve their systems.

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