Mastering Python for Networking and Security, Second Edition, published by Packt

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Mastering Python for Networking and Security – Second Edition

Mastering Python for Networking and Security – Second Edition

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Leverage the scripts and libraries of Python version 3.7 and beyond to overcome networking and security issues

What is this book about?

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 covers the following exciting features:

  • Create scripts in Python to automate security and pentesting tasks
  • Explore Python programming tools that are used in network security processes
  • Automate tasks such as analyzing and extracting information from servers
  • Understand how to detect server vulnerabilities and analyze security modules
  • Discover ways to connect to and get information from the Tor network

If you feel this book is for you, get your copy today!

Instructions and Navigations

All of the code is organized into folders. For example, Chapter02.

The code will look like the following:

if (test expression)
  Statement upon condition is true

Following is what you need for this book: This Python network security book is for network engineers, system administrators, or any security professional looking to overcome networking and security challenges. You will also find this book useful if you’re a programmer with prior experience in Python. A basic understanding of general programming structures and the Python programming language is required before getting started.

With the following software and hardware list you can run all code files present in the book (Chapter 1-14).

Software and Hardware List

Chapter Software required OS required
1-14 Python 3.7+ Windows, macOS, and Linux (Any)

We also provide a PDF file that has color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. Click here to download it.

Code in Action

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Get to Know the Author

José Manuel Ortega has been working as a Software Engineer and Security Researcher with focus on new technologies, open source, security and testing. His career target has been to specialize in Python and DevOps security projects with Docker. Currently he is working as a security tester engineer and his functions in the project are analysis and testing the security of applications both web and mobile environments. He has collaborated with universities and with the official college of computer engineers presenting articles and holding some conferences. He has also been a speaker at various conferences both national and international and is very enthusiastic to learn about new technologies and loves to share his knowledge with the developers community.

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