Preparation for Cybersecurity Data Science Course

Set up your cybersecurity lab and acquire the background knowledge essential to success in Cybersecurity Data Science.

45 minutes

Course description

This course is all about preparing you for fluent and safe handling of malware and employment of Machine Learning to analyze it. You will set up a lab environment for handling and analyzing malware and acquire a basic toolkit of Machine Learning techniques to enable you to tackle the vast majority of Cybersecurity Data Science problems.


Welcome to Cybersecurity Data Science!

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Generating Text Using Machine Learning

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Hyperparameter Tuning

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Anomaly Detection with Isolation Forest

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Natural Language Processing

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Structured Learning with XGBoost

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Basic Model Assessment

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Working with Virtual Python Environments

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Setting Up a Virtual Lab

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Meet the author

Emmanuel Tsukerman

Dr. Tsukerman graduated from Stanford University and UC Berkeley. In 2017, his machine-learning-based anti-ransomware product won Top 10 Ransomware Products by PC Magazine. In 2018, he designed a machine-learning-based malware detection system for Palo Alto Network's WildFire service (over 30,000 customers).

In 2019, Dr. Tsukerman authored the Machine Learning for Cybersecurity Cookbook and launched the Infosec Skills Cybersecurity Data Science Learning Path.

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  • 1,400+ hands-on courses and labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • Skill assessments

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Multi-Disciplined Language Analyst

Plans & pricing

Infosec Skills Personal

$299 / year

  • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
  • Skill assessments
  • Infosec peer community support

Infosec Skills Teams

$799 per license / year

  • Team administration and reporting
  • Dedicated client success manager
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
    Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
  • Integrations via API
    Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
  • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Create and assign custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
  • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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