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Prompt Engineering: Ethical Hacking & Generative AI Fusion

Dive into ethical hacking and generative AI. Learn to leverage AI for cybersecurity and understand the dynamics of security and innovation.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

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About this course

In our increasingly digital world, the convergence of ethical hacking and generative AI technologies has become a crucial frontier in cybersecurity. As technology advances, so do the methods employed by hackers, making it essential for ethical hackers, or white hat hackers, to stay one step ahead. This course introduces you to the exciting world of ethical hacking and generative AI technologies. You will gain insights into the evolving cybersecurity landscape, learn about the techniques used by both malicious and ethical hackers, and explore how generative AI can be leveraged for both offensive and defensive purposes. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with a solid foundation in ethical hacking and generative AI, enabling you to understand the complex dynamics between security and innovation in the digital age.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Outline the concept of generative ai and prompt engineering and its application in ethical hacking scenarios
  • Outline ethical hacking and highlight its growing importance in the context of advancements in generative ai technologies

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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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How To Get Hands-on Hacking Practice (Without Breaking The Law)

Cory Stieg
Oct 4, 2022

Much like learning how to do a backflip or training to become a firefighter, you can’t just practice hacking anywhere — you need a safe and controlled setting, otherwise you could cause harm to yourself and others.

Ethical hacking is when a programmer has permission to use their technical skills to intentionally break into computer systems and access sensitive data to find common vulnerabilities within code that other people have written. The difference between ethical and unethical hacking usually comes down to consent and intent; a malicious hacker would use these same skills (without permission) to steal information or assets for financial gain or cause other harm.

To be clear, accessing data in a system without authorization is illegal, and one of the key principles of ethical hacking is to obey the law. So if you’re interested in having a career that involves hacking, like a Penetration Tester or Security Analyst, you might be wondering how you can get hands-on practice without, you know, breaking the law.

Here are some (definitely legal) resources that you can use to gain hands-on ethical hacking experience without putting yourself or others in danger.

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