Prompt Engineering: GenAI's Impact on Network & Perimeter Ethical Hacking

Understand network and perimeter hacking, AI’s impact on security, and AI-driven defenses. Explore real-world examples and fortify network defenses.

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About this course

In the digital era, boundaries are constantly being redefined. Our networks, once clear and tangible, have been blurred by the advent of cloud technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and a myriad of interconnected systems. As these boundaries shift, the methods employed to breach them also evolve. To fortify our defenses and safeguard ever-expanding perimeters, it becomes critical for organizations to harness cutting-edge advancements, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), to envision, predict, and counteract these emerging threats. Begin by exploring the fundamentals of network and perimeter hacking, typical network attack techniques, and how these attacks can be enhanced using generative AI. You will investigate AI-assisted countermeasures, examine how AI impacts both attack and defensive posture, and assess the effectiveness of network security hardware and software. You will use generative AI for enhanced network vulnerability discovery of wired and wireless networks and conduct a simulated AI-driven attack on a wired network. Finally, you will discover why network and perimeter security is so important and assess real-world case studies involving network and perimeter hacking.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Describe the fundamentals of network and perimeter hacking
  • Identify various attacks on wired and wireless networks

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Expert-led videos

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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