Python3 Course For InfoSec Pros
Written by Nikos Vaggalis   
Tuesday, 20 July 2021

A free course by InfoSecAddicts, to teach Python from an Infosec Pro's perspective. It aims to cover the minimum Python that you can apply in the field to accomplish day-to-day Infosec tasks.

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Over the past weeks and month we've looked at Python for data science, Python for text manipulation ... Python this, Python that, Python everywhere. Now we reach Python for Cybersecurity, which is what this course is about. Given its focus, you won't find long, in-depth, videos on every Python language feature, but just the ones useful in Infosec.

For instance these are the topics about the language per se, presented in short Vimeo videos as well as instructions and code on Pastebin: 

  • Python Fundamentals
  • Installing Python
  • Simple Printing
  • Simple Numbers and Math
  • Variables
  • Modules and Function
  • Strings
  • More Strings
  • Sequences and Lists
  • Parsing files with Python3
  • Intro to Log Analysis
  • Use Python to read a file line by line
  • Parsing CSV Files & Formatting output
  • Regular Expressions
  • re.match() method
  • re.search() method
  • re.findall() method
  • re.split() method
  • re.sub() method
  • re.compile() method
  • Functions & Classes
  • Functions
  • Python Lambda Functions
  • Python Classes 

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After going through those Python fundamentals, we can focus on the Infosec side of the course:  

  • Digital Forensics with Python3
  • Parsing PCAP files with Python3
  • Malware Analysis
  • Network Testing with Python3
  • Password Cracking
  • Web App Testing with Python3
  • Writing Burp Suite extensions
  • Python Cryptography & Security
  • Python: Building Your Security Tools 

You take care of all that by applying your by newly acquired knowledge of Python. The author of the course gives access to his own private server in order to try everything out, which is why it requires installing Putty and connect to a specific IP address through SSH.

At the end of each lesson there's a quiz that you have to take in order to proceed to the next one, something that means that you can't skip lessons if experienced enough, and that you have to take it step by step.

Overall, the characteristic of the course is its pace and straightforward language. Quick and no fussing around. You won't learn in depth, but you'll get a quick and foremostly hands-on overview of both Python and Infosec at work. Check it out. 

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