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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 playground

The Go playground is a website where you can write and execute Go code without having to install anything. In the playground, https://play.golang.org, you can test pieces of code to explore the language and fiddle with things to understand how the language works. It also allows you to share your snippet by creating a unique URL that stores your snippet. Sharing code through the playground can be much more helpful than a plaintext snippet, since it allows the reader to actually execute the code and tinker with the source if they have any questions about how it works:

The preceding screenshot shows a simple program being run in the playground. There are buttons at the top to run, format, add import statements, and share the code with others.