Python for Cybersecurity
What you'll learn
- Introduction to Python
- Introduction to scripting related tools
- Performing network scans using Python
- Introduction to using APIs
- Using Cybersecurity related APIs
- Encryption basics
- No scripting experience needed. You will learn everything you need to know
Python for Cybersecurity is an introductory Python scripting course, designed for individuals who have no prior scripting experience. With a specific focus on cybersecurity topics, several Python scripts are created and reviewed to showcase the power, flexibility, and ease of use for using Python.
This course is designed with a learn by doing approach that focuses on creation of fully functional scripts. Instead of being stuck learning the details of the programming or scripting language to create the "optimal" solution, we focus on "what works" instead. Once complete, we can then extend what we have to build bigger and better solutions
We will introduce the basic concepts of Python and how it can be used to facilitate cybersecurity initiatives. Additionally, we will introduce other tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Git and GitHub, various Linux commands, and Postman.
Included in this course:
Introduction to Python
Introduction to scripting related tools
Using Python to perform network scans
Using Python for cryptography and encryption
Understanding how passwords are stored and how insecure passwords can be guessed
Introduction to web-based APIs and RESTful transactions
Using APIs with a cybersecurity focus
This course is specifically designed to be completed on the Raspberry PI 4 single board computer. However, it can also be completed on a Windows, Linux, or Apple computer.
Who this course is for:
- Beginning Python scripters who wish to use APIs
- Individuals interested in Cybersecurity
I am a Cybersecurity and Networking engineer, having worked in IT since 1997. I have worked in many small and large organizations on a variety of technologies including desktops, servers, Windows, Linux, networking, storage, virtualization, and cybersecurity.
I currently an instructor teaching Networking, Windows, Linux, Virtualization, Cloud, Cybersecurity at a community college in Washington State.