Mastering Python for Networking and Security : Leverage Python Scripts and Libraries to Overcome Networking and Security Issues
José Manuel Ortega

Master Python scripting to build a network and perform security operationsKey FeaturesLearn to handle cyber attacks with modern Python scriptingDiscover various Python libraries for building and securing your networkUnderstand Python packages and libraries to secure your network infrastructureBook DescriptionIt'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.What you will learnDevelop Python scripts for automating security and pentesting tasksDiscover the Python standard library's main modules used for performing security-related tasksAutomate analytical tasks and the extraction of information from serversExplore processes for detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities in serversUse network software for Python programmingPerform server scripting and port scanning with PythonIdentify vulnerabilities in web applications with PythonUse Python to extract metadata and forensicsWho this book is forThis book is ideal for network engineers, system administrators, or any security professional looking at tackling networking and security challenges. Programmers with some prior experience in Python will get the most out of this book. Some basic understanding of general programming structures and Python is required.

Packt Publishing
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