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Cybersecurity in the Age of AI

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Delves into the unique cybersecurity risks posed by AI systems and strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities and protect sensitive data.

Hands-on Activities

  • Conduct a security risk assessment for an agency’s proposed AI project.
  • Simulate a cybersecurity incident response scenario involving AI.

Course Duration

1-2 days

Who Should Take This Course


This course is intended for junior malware analysts and reverse engineers who want to increase their skills to better understand more complex malicious code.


Students should have significant training or experience in a high level language such as C / C++, x86 architecture and x86 Assembly language, as well as operating system principles.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Windows API
  • Handles & file system functions
  • Common registry functions & autoruns
  • Networking APIs
  • Processes, threads & mutexes

Day 2

  • Kernel vs. User-mode debugging
  • Software & hardware breakpoints
  • Modifying program execution & patching
  • OllyDbg overview
  • Memory maps
  • Executing code, breakpoints & tracing
  • OllyDbg plugins

Day 3

  • Kernel debugging with WinDbg
  • Configuring kernel debugging environment
  • Analyzing functions, structures and driver objects
  • Rootkit analysis
  • Downloaders, launchers & backdoors
  • Analyzing various persistence mechanisms & user-mode rootkits

Day 4

  • Covert malware
  • Abusing resource section of PE file
  • Process injection & process replacement
  • Windows hooks & detours
  • APC injection from kernel space

Day 5

  • Analyzing encoding algorithms
  • XOR, BASE64 & custom encoding
  • Common crypto algorithms
  • Custom decoding scripts in Python
  • Instrumentation for generic decryption
  • Is there a discount available for current students?UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Asynchronous courses are excluded from this offer.
  • What is the cancellation and refund policy?Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.
  • What is Live Online training?Classes marked Live Online have the same content and expert instructors as our classroom training, but are delivered entirely online through our virtual classroom environment. Each class session is live, and led by an Instructor.

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