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Large Language Models in Cybersecurity: Threats, Exposure and Mitigation

Andrei Kucharavy

This open access book provides cybersecurity practitioners with the knowledge needed to understand the risks of the increased availability of powerful large language models (LLMs) and how they can be mitigated. It attempts to outrun the malicious attackers by anticipating what they could do. It also alerts LLM developers to understand their work's risks for cybersecurity and provides them with tools to mitigate those risks.

The book starts in Part I with a general introduction to LLMs and their main application areas. Part II collects a description of the most salient threats LLMs represent in cybersecurity, be they as tools for cybercriminals or as novel attack surfaces if integrated into existing software. Part III focuses on attempting to forecast the exposure and the development of technologies and science underpinning LLMs, as well as macro levers available to regulators to further cybersecurity in the age of LLMs. Eventually, in Part IV, mitigation techniques that should allow safe and secure development and deployment of LLMs are presented. The book concludes with two final chapters in Part V, one speculating what a secure design and integration of LLMs from first principles would look like and the other presenting a summary of the duality of LLMs in cyber-security.

This book represents the second in a series published by the Technology Monitoring (TM) team of the Cyber-Defence Campus. The first book entitled "Trends in Data Protection and Encryption Technologies" appeared in 2023. This book series provides technology and trend anticipation for government, industry, and academic decision-makers as well as technical experts.


Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Aug 26th, 2024
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2024 -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783031548260
  • Categories: Artificial Intelligence - GeneralSecurity - General

About the Author

Andrei Kucharavy is the co-director of the Generative Learning Center at HES-SO Valais-Wallis. He holds a PhD from University of Paris-Sorbonne (2017), and is an engineer of Ecole Polytechnique (2013) and EPFL. Prior to this position he worked on counter-measures to the use of generative machine learning in offensive cyber-operations as a Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cyber-Defence Campus of armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T).

Octave Plancherel is a study coordinator at the Cyber-Defence Campus of armasuisse S+T. He holds a Bachelor (2022) degree in Business Informatics from the University of Fribourg.

Valentin Mulder is a Scientific Project Manager at the Cyber-Defence Campus of armasuisse S+T. He holds a Master (2022) degree in Legal Issues, Crime, and Security of Information Technologies from the University of Lausanne. Before his current position, he worked in the banking industry, particularly in the area of online fraud. In 2023, he co-edited the book "Trends in Data Protection and Encryption Technologies" published by Springer.

Alain Mermoud is the Head of the Technology Monitoring team at the Cyber-Defence Campus of armasuisse S+T. He obtained his PhD (2019) in Information Systems from HEC Lausanne. His research interests lie at the intersection of information science, foresight, emerging technologies, and (cyber) threat intelligence. He co-edited and published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles in prestigious journals, such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Computers in Human Behavior, Knowledge-Based Systems, or Journal of Cybersecurity. In 2023, he co-edited the book "Trends in Data Protection and Encryption Technologies" published by Springer.

Vincent Lenders is the founding Director of the Cyber-Defence Campus from armasuisse S+T. He holds a Master (2001) and PhD (2006) degree in electrical engineering and information technologies from ETH Zurich. He has contributed to developing and implementing various national cyber strategies at the Swiss Government and has published more than 150 technical papers on cyber security, data science and networking. In 2023, he co-edited the book "Trends in Data Protection and Encryption Technologies" published by Springer.


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