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Prompt Engineering: Generative AI for Reconnaissance

Leverage generative AI and reconnaissance for advanced cybersecurity defense. Learn how ethical hackers utilize these techniques.

  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 1 hour
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes

About this course

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the convergence of ethical hacking and generative AI has emerged as a powerful force in countering cybersecurity threats. As malicious hackers adapt and exploit advanced technologies, the need for innovative defenses becomes paramount. This course explores the cutting-edge domain of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and reconnaissance techniques. In this course, you will explore reconnaissance techniques leveraging AI's potential and apply passive and active reconnaissance techniques. Next, you'll explore the challenges and solutions associated with reconnaissance and generative AI and consider the methods used to protect against it. Finally, you'll explore how ethical hackers can use the information obtained during reconnaissance.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Identify reconnaissance techniques and describe the differences between active and passive reconnaissance
  • Provide an overview of prompt engineering techniques for information gathering

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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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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