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Python for Cybersecurity: Using Python for Cyber Offense and Defense 1st Edition

AuthorHoward E. Poston III

Published date: March 2022

March 26, 2024
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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (March 22, 2022)

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1119850649

  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1119850649

  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.31 pounds

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches

Book Description

"Python for Cybersecurity: Using Python for Cyber Offense and Defense" is an authoritative guide that explores the application of Python programming in the realm of cybersecurity. The book leverages the MITRE ATT&CK framework to structure its discussion of various cyberattack techniques, defensive strategies, and key challenges faced by network administrators and cybersecurity professionals. With downloadable sample code provided, the book aims to equip readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize Python in a wide range of cybersecurity scenarios.

The book delves into the different stages of a cyberattack, including reconnaissance, resource development, initial access, execution, persistence, privilege escalation, defense evasion, credential access, discovery, lateral movement, collection, command and control, exfiltration, and impact. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions of multiple techniques and sub-techniques that attackers may employ to achieve their objectives in these various use cases.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of Python's application in cybersecurity, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework

  • Detailed explanations of cyberattack techniques, defensive strategies, and key challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals

  • Downloadable sample code to facilitate hands-on learning and practical implementation

  • Real-world use cases and fully functional code examples demonstrating Python's capabilities in various cybersecurity domains

What You Will Learn?

By reading "Python for Cybersecurity," you will gain:

  • An understanding of how Python can be leveraged for both offensive and defensive cybersecurity purposes

  • Insights into the different stages of a cyberattack and the techniques employed by attackers

  • Knowledge of effective Python-based defenses against various cyberattack techniques

  • Practical skills in utilizing Python for tasks such as reconnaissance, vulnerability exploitation, lateral movement, command and control, data exfiltration, and more

  • Familiarity with real-world use cases and the application of Python in addressing specific cybersecurity challenges

Who this Book is for?

"Python for Cybersecurity" is an ideal resource for:

  • Cybersecurity professionals, including SOC analysts, penetration testers, and Chief Information Security Officers

  • Python programmers interested in exploring the cybersecurity applications of the language

  • Cybersecurity enthusiasts seeking a practical and in-depth understanding of Python's role in cybersecurity

  • Individuals with a professional or personal interest in the field of cybersecurity

About the Author

Howard E. Poston III is a freelance consultant and content creator specializing in blockchain and cybersecurity. With over a decade of experience in Python programming, he has developed and taught numerous courses on cybersecurity. Poston is a respected speaker on blockchain and cybersecurity topics at international security conferences, sharing his expertise with audiences worldwide.

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