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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)


To emphasize how simple Go is, here is a breakdown of all its 25 keywords. You probably already know most of them if you are familiar with other programming languages. The keywords are grouped together to examine them according to their use.

Data types:


This defines a new variable


This defines a constant value that does not change


This defines a new data type


This defines a new structured data type that contains multiple variables


This defines a new map or hash variable


This defines a new interface



This defines a new function


This exits a function, optionally returning values



This imports an external package in the current package


This specifies what package a file belongs to

Program flow:


This is used...