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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 now have a basic understanding of the goal of digital forensic investigations. Much more could be said on each of these topics, and forensics is a specialty field that warrants its own book, much less a chapter.

Use the examples you have read as a starting place to think about what kind of information you would look for if you were presented a machine that had been compromised, and your goal was to figure out how the attacker got in, what time it happened, what they accessed, what they modified, what their motive was, how much data was exfiltrated, and anything else you can find to identify who the actor was or what actions were taken on the system.

A skilled adversary will make every attempt to cover their tracks and avoid forensic detection. For this reason, it is important to stay up to date on the latest tools and trends being...