Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Analytics

8/23/2019
09:00 AM
100%
0%

10 Low-Cost (or Free!) Ways to Boost Your Security AI Skills

The following hardware and software options will amplify your know-how about artificial intelligence and how to apply it to security - without busting any budgets.
Previous
1 of 11
Next

From IT to marketing to HR, artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way throughout the enterprise. For security professionals, learning about the technology and how to apply it can be critical for keeping up with malicious actors and turning security into an asset. The question is how to do so without creating a new section on the "expense" side of the ledger.

The good news: Tools are available that allow virtually anyone with basic software development skills to begin honing their AI chops for a price that ranges from free to a few hundred dollars.

AI security involves many areas of research, says Jason Mancuso, a research scientist at Dropout Labs who spoke at the AI Village at DEF CON. "There is applying AI to security problems," he explains. "There's using AI to enhance red teaming or blue teaming in traditional cybersecurity. Then there's the security of AI itself, which is a totally separate field, and it's concerned with different problems."

While AI research can be conducted on a standard laptop computer, AI research can benefit from a bit of a hardware boost. For this list, we've assembled both hardware aimed at an AI mission as well as software that will help those who are first getting started.

Bear in mind: Just because these options are inexpensive doesn't mean AI is easy to master. That's where online communities, education resources, and local Meetups dedicated to AI can help.  

Have you begun the process of adding AI to your security repertoire? Which tools are you using? Let us know in the Comments.

(Image Source: Worawut via Adobe Stock)

 

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Editor at Dark Reading. In this role he focuses on product and technology coverage for the publication. In addition he works on audio and video programming for Dark Reading and contributes to activities at Interop ITX, Black Hat, INsecurity, and ... View Full Bio

Previous
1 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 8/10/2020
Pen Testers Who Got Arrested Doing Their Jobs Tell All
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/5/2020
Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  8/7/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
The Changing Face of Threat Intelligence
This special report takes a look at how enterprises are using threat intelligence, as well as emerging best practices for integrating threat intel into security operations and incident response. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-17478
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
ECDSA/EC/Point.pm in Crypt::Perl before 0.33 does not properly consider timing attacks against the EC point multiplication algorithm.
CVE-2020-15648
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
Using object or embed tags, it was possible to frame other websites, even if they disallowed framing using the X-Frame-Options header. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 78 and Firefox < 78.0.2.
CVE-2020-15649
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
Given an installed malicious file picker application, an attacker was able to steal and upload local files of their choosing, regardless of the actually files picked. *Note: This issue only affected Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR...
CVE-2020-15650
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
Given an installed malicious file picker application, an attacker was able to overwrite local files and thus overwrite Firefox settings (but not access the previous profile). *Note: This issue only affected Firefox for Android. Other operating systems are unaffected.*. This vulnerability affects Fir...
CVE-2020-15651
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-10
A unicode RTL order character in the downloaded file name can be used to change the file's name during the download UI flow to change the file extension. This vulnerability affects Firefox for iOS < 28.