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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)

The Go Programming Language

Before diving into the more complex examples of using Go for security, it is important to have a solid foundation. This chapter provides an overview of the Go programming language so that you have the knowledge necessary to follow the subsequent examples.

This chapter is not an exhaustive treatise of the Go programming language, but will give you a solid overview of the major features. The goal of this chapter is to provide you with the information you need to understand and follow the source code if you have never used Go before. If you are already familiar with Go, this chapter should be a quick and easy review of things you already know, but perhaps you will learn a new piece of information.

This chapter specifically covers the following topics:

  • The Go language specification
  • The Go playground
  • A tour of Go
  • Keywords
  • Notes about source code
  • Comments...