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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)

A tour of Go

Another resource provided by the Go team is A Tour of Go. This website, https://tour.golang.org, is built on top of the playground mentioned in the previous section. The tour was my first introduction to the language, and when I completed it, I felt well-equipped to start tackling projects in Go. It walks you through the language step by step along with working code examples so that you can run and modify the code to get familiar with the language. It is a practical way to introduce a newcomer to Go. If you have never used Go at all, I encourage you to check it out.

The preceding screenshot shows the first page of the tour. On the right-hand side, you will have a small embedded playground with the code sample relevant to the short lesson shown on the left-hand side. Each lesson comes with a short code example that you can run and tinker with.

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