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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)

More thoughts on the usage of Go

Go is a great language, and it is a reliable choice for many use cases, but, like any other language, it is not the be-all-and-end-all language. As the old saying goes, "Always choose the best tool for the job." Throughout this book, we looked at the versatility of Go and the standard library. Go is also great for performance, reliability in production, concurrency, and memory usage, but the strong static type system may slow development, making Python a better choice for a simple proof of concept. Interestingly, you can extend Python using Go by writing Python modules in Go.

The C programming language may be a better choice in some situations when you don't want a garbage collector but need to compile the smallest binary possible. Go does provide an unsafe package, which allows you to bypass the type safety, but it does not give...