Prompt Engineering: Generative AI for System Hacking

Discover how generative AI enhances ethical hacking techniques and detects system vulnerabilities. Learn best practices for preventing system hacking and conducting AI-driven penetration tests.

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About this course

In a world increasingly reliant on interconnected systems, safeguarding them from malicious actors is critical. Ethical hackers are key to maintaining a robust cybersecurity posture, and must commit to continuous improvement to stay ahead of malicious actors. This course provides an immersive journey into the techniques and methodologies employed by ethical hackers to protect and secure systems while focusing on generative artificial intelligence (AI) as a transformative resource in the hacking toolchain. You will start by exploring the fundamental concepts and methodologies that underpin system hacking and how generative AI can enhance hacking techniques and countermeasures. With this foundation in place, you'll investigate how to enhance attacks with generative AI, protect against system hacking by detecting vulnerabilities, use AI to drive penetration tests, and recognize the impact generative AI has on system hacking. Finally, you'll explore real-world system hacking scenarios and reflect on the transformative potential of generative AI.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • Outline the principles of system hacking and how generative ai can enhance hacking techniques and countermeasures
  • Outline how generative ai can be used to enhance password cracking, privilege escalation, and application execution

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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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