Mastering Python for Networking and Security

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Learn
  • Develop Python scripts for automating security and pentesting tasks
  • Discover the Python standard library's main modules used for performing security-related tasks
  • Automate analytical tasks and the extraction of information from servers
  • Explore processes for detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities in servers
  • Use network software for Python programming
  • Perform server scripting and port scanning with Python
  • Identify vulnerabilities in web applications with Python
  • Use Python to extract metadata and forensics
About

It’s becoming more and more apparent that security is a critical aspect of IT infrastructure. A data breach is a major security incident, usually carried out by just hacking a simple network line. Increasing your network’s security helps step up your defenses against cyber attacks. Meanwhile, Python is being used for increasingly advanced tasks, with the latest update introducing many new packages. This book focuses on leveraging these updated packages to build a secure network with the help of Python scripting.

This book covers topics from building a network to the different procedures you need to follow to secure it. You’ll first be introduced to different packages and libraries, before moving on to different ways to build a network with the help of Python scripting. Later, you will learn how to check a network’s vulnerability using Python security scripting, and understand how to check vulnerabilities in your network. As you progress through the chapters, you will also learn how to achieve endpoint protection by leveraging Python packages along with writing forensic scripts. By the end of this book, you will be able to get the most out of the Python language to build secure and robust networks that are resilient to attacks.

Features
  • Learn to handle cyber attacks with modern Python scripting
  • Discover various Python libraries for building and securing your network
  • Understand Python packages and libraries to secure your network infrastructure
Page Count 426
Course Length 12 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781788992510
Date Of Publication 27 Sep 2018

Authors

José Manuel Ortega

José Manuel Ortega is a software engineer, focusing on new technologies, open source, security, and testing. His career goal has been to specialize in Python and security testing projects. In recent years, he has developed an interest in security development, especially in pentesting with Python. Currently, he is working as a security tester engineer and his functions in the role involves the analysis and testing of the security of applications in both web and mobile environments. He has taught at university level and collaborated with the official school of computer engineers. He has also been a speaker at various conferences. He is eager to learn about new technologies and loves to share his knowledge with the community.