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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)

Summary

After reading this chapter, you should be now familiar with some of the different ways to interact with files and feel comfortable performing basic operations. The goal is not to memorize all of these function names, but to be aware of what tools are available. This chapter can be used as a reference if you need sample code, but I encourage you to create a cookbook repository with snippets like these.

The useful file functions are spread across multiple packages. The os package contains only the basic operations for working with files such as opening, closing, and simple reads. The io package provides functions that can be used on reader and writer interfaces at a higher level than the os package. The ioutil package provides even higher-level convenience functions for working with files.

In the next chapter, we will cover the topic of forensics. It will cover things such...