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Gemini: Prompt Engineering for Cyber Security

by Tom Taulli

This course covers the use of Gemini for cybersecurity tasks, how to create effective prompts for threat intelligence gathering and analysis, penetration testing, incident response, and secure software development.

What you'll learn

Learning how to craft prompts for large language models (LLMs) is essential for everyday cybersecurity tasks. Gemini is a powerful LLM that has been trained on large amounts of data about security and can engage in sophisticated reasoning.

In this course, Gemini: Prompt Engineering for Cybersecurity, you will develop the skills necessary to use Gemini to create effective prompts for cybersecurity.
First, you’ll learn about the best practices for prompts, including tips for having Gemini provide clear and actionable responses, which incorporate context and constraints.

Next, you’ll learn how to create prompts to address common cybersecurity procedures, including threat intelligence gathering and analysis, such as extracting insights from reports and feeds, and creating prompts for penetration testing and incident response.

Finally, you’ll see how to use this LLM to help with secure software development, including generating coding guidelines, identifying security vulnerabilities in code and automating tests and scenarios. Upon completing this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge necessary for creating prompts for common cybersecurity tasks.

About the author

Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is the author of AI-Assisted Programming: Better Planning, Coding, Testing, and Deployment ( He has been programming since he was in high school, when he wrote computer programs for magazines (yes, in the 1980s, there were publications that had code listings!). When he got into college, he started a company that sold Windows software for exam preparation. He then founded other companies like – which was the mid-1990s version of Shopif... more

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