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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)

Where to go from here

Start building your toolbox and cookbook. Use the examples that are useful to you and customize them to suit your needs. Take some of the existing examples and expand upon them. Can you think of other ideas? How can you modify some of the programs to be more useful? Are any of the examples useful as-is in your own toolbox? Do they give you any ideas for other custom tools? Explore more of the Go standard library and write applications to fill your toolbox.

Start practicing and using some of the tools provided. You may need to find or build your own test network, or just a simple VM, or find a bug bounty program. If you decide to try out bug bounties, be sure to read the scope and rules with a microscope. To put your new tools and skills in to action, research application testing and network penetration methodologies. If you want to become a penetration tester...