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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)

What I hope you take away from the book

After reading this book, you should have a good idea of what packages are available in the standard library and how versatile Go can be out of the box. You should feel comfortable using Go for a variety of tasks, from simple tasks, such as working with files and making a network connection, to more advanced tasks, such as scraping websites and capturing packets. I also hope you gleaned some tips for writing idiomatic Go code.

The example programs provided should serve as references for building your own tools. Many of the programs are useful as-is and can be incorporated into your toolkit immediately, while a few are meant only to serve as a reference to help you perform common tasks.