Security with Go

Security with Go

by John Daniel Leon


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The first stop for your security needs when using Go, covering host, network, and cloud security for ethical hackers and defense against intrusion

Key Features

  • First introduction to Security with Golang
  • Adopting a Blue Team/Red Team approach
  • Take advantage of speed and inherent safety of Golang
  • Works as an introduction to security for Golang developers
  • Works as a guide to Golang security packages for recent Golang beginners

Book Description

Go is becoming more and more popular as a language for security experts. Its wide use in server and cloud environments, its speed and ease of use, and its evident capabilities for data analysis, have made it a prime choice for developers who need to think about security.

Security with Go is the first Golang security book, and it is useful for both blue team and red team applications. With this book, you will learn how to write secure software, monitor your systems, secure your data, attack systems, and extract information.

Defensive topics include cryptography, forensics, packet capturing, and building secure web applications.

Offensive topics include brute force, port scanning, packet injection, web scraping, social engineering, and post exploitation techniques.

What you will learn

  • Learn the basic concepts and principles of secure programming
  • Write secure Golang programs and applications
  • Understand classic patterns of attack
  • Write Golang scripts to defend against network-level attacks
  • Learn how to use Golang security packages
  • Apply and explore cryptographic methods and packages
  • Learn the art of defending against brute force attacks
  • Secure web and cloud applications

Who this book is for

Security with Go is aimed at developers with basics in Go to the level that they can write their own scripts and small programs without difficulty. Readers should be familiar with security concepts, and familiarity with Python security applications and libraries is an advantage, but not a necessity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788627917
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 864,642
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

John Daniel Leon is a security expert and developer residing in Houston, TX who currently works at IBM Cloud as the Application Security Architect. John maintains DevDungeon, a virtual hackerspace for developers and security experts. He has been programming from a young age and has a B.S. in Computer Science from University of North Texas. He spoke at GopherCon 2016 about packet capturing. John is a polyglot programmer with a strong interest in Python, Go, and Java. Outside of programming and security, he has a background in music theory, performance, and plays violin and guitar.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Security with Go
  2. The Go Programming Language
  3. Working with Files
  4. Forensics
  5. Packet Capturing and Injection
  6. Cryptography
  7. Secure Shell (SSH)
  8. Brute Force
  9. Web Applications
  10. Web Scrapping
  11. Host Discovery and Enumeration
  12. Social Engineering
  13. Post Exploitation
  14. Conclusions

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