4 Essential books for Python Cyber Security

Are you a Python programmer or have you just started your career path of becoming a Cybersecurity expert? Then this article covers 4 essential books for Python Cybersecurity.

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1 - Violent Python

Amazon book link: https://amzn.to/3eZqEJV

Violent Python shows you how to move from a theoretical understanding of offensive computing concepts to a practical implementation. This book teaches you how to develop your own cybersecurity tools e.g. PortScanner, Visual Network Tracker and Anonymous FTP Scanner. By developing your own scripts you get a deeper understanding of how the tools work and how they can be tweaked to certain situations. To get the most out of this book it’s recommended that you have general understanding of Python the programming language.

2 - Black Hat Python

Amazon book link: https://amzn.to/3sjTesm

Black Hat Python is another great book which teaches you how to develop your own Python security scripts. It includes a wide range of pentesting tutorials which can be used for offense and defense. e.g. network sniffers, how to steal email credentials, and brute-forcing directories and creating stealthy trojans. As this book and Violent Python covers different scripts you can choose either book as the starter and then extend your scripting skills with the other afterwards.

The current edition of the book is updated for Python 3.x and to get the most out of this book it’s recommended that you have general understanding of Python the programming language.

3 - Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity

Amazon book link: https://amzn.to/3z6r8oh

Compared to the two previous books which focus on developing Python pentesting tools that could be used for both offense and defense, the Hands-On Artifical Intelligence for Cybersecurity book sets it focus on defense alone. The book includes popular and successful AI approaches and models that can be adapted to detect potential attacks and protect private and corporate systems. To get the most out of this book it’s recommended that you have a solid understanding of Python Programming and Cybersecurity concepts.

4 - Mastering Python for Networking and Security

Amazon book link: https://amzn.to/3D1FCa7

With todays interconnected world it’s essential to understand and know how to work with networking when entering the area of cybersecurity. This book will guide you through the steps of building secure networks with the help of Python scripting. e.g. you will learn about various ways to build a network and connect with the Tor network through Python scripting. To get the most out of this book a basic understanding of general programming structures and the Python programming language is recommended.

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