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Security with Go

By : John Daniel Leon
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Security with Go

By: John Daniel Leon

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Introduction to Security with Go

Security and privacy, as practical matters, have continued to gain interest, especially in the technology industry. The cybersecurity market is booming and continuing to grow. The industry moves fast with innovations and research coming out constantly. Not only has the interest and speed of security picked up, but the scale of applications along with the risk have also grown by orders of magnitude. The industry needs a programming language that is simple to learn, cross-platform, and efficient on a large scale. Go is the perfect fit, having an extremely powerful standard library, short learning curve, and blazing speed.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Go's history, language design, criticisms, community, and learning tips
  • Why use Go for security
  • Setting up a development environment and writing your first program
  • Running the example programs