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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)

Summary

After reading this chapter, you should have a general understanding of the Go programming language and some of its key features. You should also have a version of Go installed on your machine with your environment variables set up. If you need more instructions on installing and testing your environment, refer to the Go documentation at https://golang.org/doc/install.

In the next chapter, we will look closer at the Go programming language, learning about the design, data types, keywords, features, control structures, and where to get help and find documentation. If you are already familiar with Go, it should be a good review to reinforce your foundational knowledge. If you are new to Go, it will serve as a primer to prepare you for the rest of the book.