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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)

Be aware of legal, ethical, and technical boundaries

It is critical to be aware of the possible repercussions for any action you take against a machine or network. There are legal boundaries that can result in a fine or imprisonment, depending on the laws and jurisdiction. For example, in the United States, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) makes it illegal to access a computer without authorization. Don't always assume that the client authorizing the scope of your penetration test has the right to authorize you on every device. Companies can lease physical servers or rent virtual or physical space in a data center that they do not own, requiring you to get authorization from other sources as well.

There are also ethical boundaries to be aware of, which are different from the legal boundaries. Ethical boundaries can be a gray area for some people. For example, with...