Mastering Python for Networking and Security - Second Edition

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By José Manuel Ortega
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    Section 1: The Python Environment and System Programming Tools
About this book

It’s now more apparent than ever that security is a critical aspect of IT infrastructure, and that devastating data breaches can occur from simple network line hacks. As shown in this book, combining the latest version of Python with an increased focus on network security can help you to level up your defenses against cyber attacks and cyber threats.

Python is being used for increasingly advanced tasks, with the latest update introducing new libraries and packages featured in the Python 3.7.4 recommended version. Moreover, most scripts are compatible with the latest versions of Python and can also be executed in a virtual environment.

This book will guide you through using these updated packages to build a secure network with the help of Python scripting. You’ll cover a range of topics, from building a network to the procedures you need to follow to secure it. Starting by exploring different packages and libraries, you’ll learn about various ways to build a network and connect with the Tor network through Python scripting. You will also learn how to assess a network's vulnerabilities using Python security scripting. Later, you’ll learn how to achieve endpoint protection by leveraging Python packages, along with writing forensic scripts.

By the end of this Python book, you’ll be able to use Python to build secure apps using cryptography and steganography techniques.

Publication date:
January 2021


Section 1: The Python Environment and System Programming Tools

In this section, the reader will learn the basics of Python programming, including the development environment and the methodology we can follow to write our scripts. Also, it is important to know the main modules and packages for security and system programming tasks such as reading and writing files, and using threads, sockets, multithreading, and concurrency.

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

About the Author
  • 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.

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Latest Reviews (5 reviews total)
I like the new format (2021) for the cover page designs. For the snaphots of the command line outputs, I would prefer that they all have a standard background color (not too dark), which is comfortable to look at (avoid black backgrounds); the programming codes should also have their same own color (different from that of the command output). In summary, standardize the background color for snapshots and another color for codes.
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