AI Security Foundation (S-AISF)

AI Security Unleashed: Empowering Protection, Enhancing IT-Security
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What will you learn?

  • 9Gain a deep understanding of AI security fundamentals, including the core principles of AI and its significance in modern organizations.
  • 9Identify and address pressing AI security challenges, such as data poisoning, adversarial attacks, and privacy concerns, to safeguard your organization's AI systems.
  • 9Explore how AI can be a game-changer for IT-Security, learning how to leverage AI for threat detection, user behavior analytics, and endpoint and network security.
  • 9Differentiate between traditional security approaches and AI-powered solutions, equipping you to proactively respond to unusual activity patterns and mitigate threats effectively.
  • 9Develop the knowledge and skills to ensure the safe and responsible operation of AI within your organization, preparing you to navigate the dynamic landscape of AI security with confidence.


  • 3 course days, 1pm – 5.30pm CEST
  • 8 hours of self-study
  • R1 CPE credit per study hour

AI Security Foundation

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, understanding AI security is paramount. This course provides a comprehensive overview of AI security fundamentals, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to protect systems from potential threats. We’ll explore the core principles of AI, delve into security risks, and examine mitigation strategies.

In part 1: Risks and Opportunities AI for security, we’ll explore the diverse facets of AI, from Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing to Generative ML. We’ll also address the pressing issues of AI security, including data poisoning, adversarial attacks, and privacy concerns.
Part 2: Technical measures, focus on how AI can be a game-changer for IT security, offering innovative solutions for detecting, preventing, and responding to security incidents.

By the end of this course, you’ll be well-prepared to ensure the safe and responsible operation of AI within your organization.

Prerequisites to joining this AI Security Foundation course

This is entry-level security training, but knowledge of information security and IT security is required. Familiarity with the most commonly used IT terms is recommended.

Is this AI Security Foundation course for you?

This course is designed for a diverse range of professionals and organizations that interact with or deploy AI systems. It’s particularly beneficial for:

  • IT and Security Professionals: IT administrators, cybersecurity experts, and security analysts seeking to enhance their knowledge of AI security.
  • Managers and Executives: Decision-makers and organizational leaders responsible for overseeing AI initiatives and ensuring security.
  • Anyone Interested in AI Security: Individuals interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of AI security principles and best practices.

This course caters to a broad audience, offering valuable insights into AI security to help various roles within an organization navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by AI technology.

What is included in this AI Security Foundation course?

  • Official SECO-Institute course materials developed by practicing AI security specialists;
  • Practice exam and exam syllabus so you can fully prepare for your certification exam;
  • Certification exam voucher;
  • Access to the (S)ECO-system, the SECO-Institute’s professional community website where you will find additional resources and exclusive knowledge events.

AI Security Foundation Course Modules

Module 1: AI Fundamentals

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • Types of AI: Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Generative ML
  • Real-world AI Applications

Module 2: AI Security Fundamentals

  • Traditional Cybersecurity Vs AI Security
  • Introduction to AI Security
  • Risks and Threats Posed by AI
  • Importance of AI Security in Modern Organizations

Module 3: Offensive AI

3.1. AI Threat Vectors and Exploitation

  • Recognizing the potential impact of AI threats on your organization.
  • Identifying the attack surface of AI systems within your organization.
  • Pentesting AI.
  • Exploiting AI assistants.

3.2. AI-Powered Intrusions

  • Traditional intrusions Vs AI-backed intrusions.
  • Performing reconnaissance usingAI.
  • Weaponizing usingAI.
  • Delivering usingAI.
  • Exploiting usingAI.

Module 4: Defensive AI

4.1. AI-Powered Threat Detection 

  • Differentiating between traditional security approaches and AI-powered solutions.
  • AI for User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
    • Using AI algorithms to create baseline behavior profiles for users and entities.
    • Detecting abnormal behavior and potential insider threats.
    • Responding proactively to unusual activity patterns.
  • AI-Driven Network Forensics and Security
    • Applying AI to network monitoring and intrusion detection.
    • Rapid threat identification and containment through AI analytics.
    • Utilizing AI for adaptive access control and network segmentation.
  • AI for Phishing Detection and Email Security
    • Using AI to detect and block phishing attacks in emails.
    • Real-time analysis of email attachments and links for security threats.
    • Reducing the risk of email-based security breaches.
  • AI for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Data Lake
    • Integrating AI into SIEM platforms for improved log analysis and correlation.
    • AI for Cloud-based Security Data Lake.
    • Automating threat detection and alert prioritization.
    • Leveraging AI for historical threat analysis and forensics.
    • Reducing false positives through AI-driven analysis.
  • AI-Enhanced Endpoint Security
    • Harnessing AI to identify and respond to endpoint threats.
    • Reducing Endpoint false positives through AI-driven analysis.
    • Enhancing endpoint protection against malware, ransomware, and zero-day attacks.

4.2. AI-Powered Response 

  • Differentiating between traditional security approaches and AI-powered solutions.
  • Streamlining response process using AI.
  • AI-powered SOAR.
  • Identifying attackers’ tools, techniques, tactics and strategies.
  • Containing incidents at scale using AI.
  • Eradicating threats using AI.
  • Quick AI-based recovery.
  • Providing operative feedback using AI.
  • Improving human and Artificial Intelligence processes.



    AI Security Foundation Certification Exam


    The certification exam is conducted by the SECO-Institute, Europe’s leading security and continuity certification body. The exam voucher is included in the course fee, but you need to schedule your exam with the SECO-Institute. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive an exam certificate and an invitation to register your official SECO-AI-Security Foundation (S-AISF) certification title free of charge. By activating your certification title, you will become a certified professional in your field and you will receive a shareable digital badge to verify your competence to clients, employers and fellow professionals.

    Exam information

    • Exam language: English
    • Exam delivery: Online exam with remote proctoring
    • Exam format: 40 multiple-choice questions
    • Duration: 60 minutes


    Authors & Lead Trainers

    Arjen Verhiel

    Network & Infrastructure consultant

    Jochen den Ouden

    Ethical Hacker
    Cyber Security specialist

    Bas van den Berg: Ethical Hacker, CTO

    Bas van den Berg

    Ethical Hacker

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