Workshop Title:

Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Advance Cybersecurity


January 25th, 2024 (UTC-5)


CS department, College of Computing, Saint Leo University, USA


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Workshop
  • Threat Detection
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Incident Response
  • AI Algorithms
  • Networking

Workshop Chair:

Prof. Derek Mohammed
Professor in Saint Leo University

Personal Bio:

Derek Mohammed holds the academic rank of full Professor in Cybersecurity, in the College of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Data Science at Saint Leo University. Dr. Mohammed is the founding Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Education at Saint Leo University. Dr. Mohammed has over twenty-five years of professional and academic experience in the information systems field. Dr. Mohammed holds several industry certifications, which include CISSP, CISA, CISM, and PMP. Dr. Mohammed is a reviewer for the Journal of Information Security: A Global Perspective. His research interest includes Cybersecurity, Network Security, and Cyber Risk and Compliance.

Workshop Description:


The background of the workshop titled "Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Advance Cybersecurity" stems from the growing need for innovative solutions to combat the escalating challenges posed by cyber threats. In recent years, cyber attacks have become more sophisticated, targeting organizations of all sizes and sectors, leading to significant financial losses and reputational damage.

Recognizing the urgency to strengthen cybersecurity measures, experts from both the AI and cybersecurity domains have come together to explore the potential of AI in addressing these threats. AI, with its ability to analyze massive amounts of data, identify patterns, and learn from experience, holds tremendous promise in enhancing threat detection and response capabilities. The workshop aims to bridge the gap between AI and cybersecurity by providing a platform for experts, researchers, and industry professionals to share insights, knowledge, and experiences. It brings together a diverse range of participants, including cybersecurity professionals, data scientists, AI researchers, and policymakers, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.

The workshop builds upon the advancements made in AI algorithms, machine learning techniques, and data analytics, and explores their application specifically in the cybersecurity domain. It seeks to educate attendees on the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities related to AI-driven cybersecurity, enabling them to make informed decisions and implement effective strategies in their respective organizations.

By creating an environment conducive to knowledge exchange, the workshop aims to accelerate the adoption of AI in cybersecurity, driving innovation, and enabling proactive defense mechanisms to stay ahead of emerging threats. Ultimately, it strives to empower organizations with the necessary tools and insights to safeguard their digital assets in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.


The workshop "Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Advance Cybersecurity" has several key goals. Firstly, it aims to raise awareness among participants about the potential of AI in bolstering cybersecurity measures. By showcasing real-world examples and case studies, the workshop seeks to highlight the benefits of integrating AI techniques, such as machine learning and anomaly detection, into existing cybersecurity frameworks.

Secondly, the workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of AI algorithms and methodologies that can be applied to enhance threat detection, incident response, and overall cybersecurity posture. It seeks to equip attendees with practical knowledge and insights into the implementation of AI-driven solutions in their respective organizations. Another important goal of the workshop is to address the ethical considerations associated with AI in cybersecurity. It encourages discussions around issues like privacy, bias, and accountability, emphasizing the importance of responsible AI practices and human oversight.

Lastly, the workshop fosters collaboration and networking among cybersecurity professionals, AI researchers, and industry experts. By facilitating knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas, it aims to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and drive innovation in the field of AI-enabled cybersecurity.

In summary, the workshop's goals revolve around raising awareness, providing practical knowledge, addressing ethical concerns, and fostering collaboration, all with the aim of harnessing the power of AI to advance cybersecurity practices and effectively combat evolving cyber threats.

Scope and Information for Participants:

The scope of the workshop "Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Advance Cybersecurity" encompasses a wide range of topics. Participants can expect to gain insights into the latest advancements in AI algorithms, machine learning techniques, and data analytics specifically tailored for cybersecurity applications. The workshop will explore real-world case studies, practical examples, and best practices for integrating AI into existing cybersecurity frameworks. Additionally, participants will delve into the ethical considerations surrounding AI in cybersecurity, including privacy, bias, and accountability. The workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the potential of AI in enhancing threat detection, incident response, and overall cybersecurity posture. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, network with industry experts, and acquire actionable knowledge to implement AI-driven solutions in their organizations.


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