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Applied Data Science for Cyber Security

This interactive course will teach security professionals how to use data science techniques to quickly manipulate and analyze network and security data and ultimately, uncover valuable insights. You will learn how to read data in common formats and write scripts to analyze and visualize that data. Topics range from data preparation and machine learning to model evaluation, optimization and implementation—at scale.

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Learn the following key skills:

  • Write scripts to efficiently read and manipulate CSV, XML, and JSON files
  • Quickly and efficiently parse executables, log files, pcap and extract artifacts from them
  • Make API calls to merge datasets
  • Use the Pandas library to quickly manipulate tabular data
  • Effectively visualize data using Python
  • Pre-process raw security data for machine learning and feature engineering
  • Build, apply and evaluate machine learning algorithms to identify potential threats
  • Automate the process of tuning and optimizing machine learning models
  • Hunt anomalous indicators of compromise and reducing false positives
  • Use supervised learning algorithms such as Random Forests, Naive Bayes, K-Nearest Neighbors (K-NN) and Support Vector Machines (SVM) to classify malicious URLs and identify SQL Injection
  • Apply unsupervised learning algorithms such as K-Means Clustering to detect anomalous behavior

Finally, you will be introduced to cutting edge Big Data tools including Apache Spark (PySpark), Apache Drill, and GPU accelerated parallel computing frameworks and learn how to apply these techniques to extremely large datasets.

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  • LEVEL

All skill levels

  • FORMAT

In person & Live Online

  • LOCATION

Columbia, MD (East Coast) San Francisco, CA (West Coast)

  • DURATION

4 days, 32 hours

  • TARGET AUDIENCE

If you're in network security and have been thinking of getting into data science... this course is for you. However, this course is also designed for data scientist who have wanted to get into Cybersecurity. We teach fundamental to advanced Data Science and how to apply it to Cybersecurity.

Requirements

Students should bring a laptop with either: Virtualbox (or VMWare) installed, 6GB of RAM and 10GB of storage. Anaconda and IPython installed.

Prerequisites

  • Fundamentals Object-Oriented Programming
  • All Skill-Levels (Challenges for Beginner to Pro Programmers)
  • All Backgrounds (From IT, Cyber SME to Manager)

Why choose the Center for Cyber Security Training

Interactive, classroom-based learning

Subject matter experts

Trusted by US government agencies

The knowledge I gained through this course was substantial. From learning new script writing techniques to understanding big data tools, the instructor covered everything I was hoping for and more!

- Sarah H., Washington, DC

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Download the Applied Data Science for Cyber Security course outline now.

Upcoming Training Sessions

March 16-20, 2020
June 8-12, 2020
September 7-11, 2020

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