Learning Path

Machine Learning for Red Team Hackers

Learn the various techniques used in hacking machine learning.

What you will learn

Learn the ins and outs of hacking machine learning. The learning path covers topics such as hacking a CAPTCHA system, fuzzing a target, evading malware detection and attacking machine learning systems. You will also learn about deepfakes and how to perform backdoor attacks on machine learning.

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Introduction to Machine Learning for Red Team Hackers

Course — 00:03:32

K0004, K0119, K0238, K0342

This course provides a brief overview of the learning path structure, as well as introduction to the code base you’ll use.

Hacking CAPTCHA Systems

Course — 01:56:51

K0119, K0177, K0238, K0309, K0342, S0051

Learn how to automatically break through a CAPTCHA system in this course.

Smart Fuzzing

Course — 01:49:14

K0119, K0177, K0238, K0309, K0342, K0529, S0051, S0081, S0130

In this course, you’ll write a custom evolutionary fuzzer that employs machine learning to fuzz a target. You’ll also learn the machine learning behind, as well as how to use, AFL.

Evading Machine Learning Malware Classifiers

Course — 00:21:04

K0119, K0238, K0309, K0342, K0430, K0480, S0051

In this course, you’ll learn how to modify malware so it is able to get past neural network and gradient boosting machine learning malware classifiers.

Adversarial Machine Learning

Course — 01:33:02

K0119, K0238, K0309, K0342

Learn how to perform white-box and black-box attacks on machine learning classifiers in this course.


Course — 00:26:05

K0119, K0238, K0309, K0342, S0051

This course helps you understand the implications of the deepfake technology, setup an environment for performing deepfakes and then create a deepfake video.

Hacking Machine Learning

Course — 01:14:25

K0119, K0238, K0309, K0342, S0051

Learn how to poison, backdoor and steal machine learning models in this course.

Machine Learning for Red Team Hackers Skill Assessment

Assessment — 35 questions — 00:17:30

Meet the author

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.

The details

Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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