Learning Path

Advanced Python Scripting for Cybersecurity

    Syllabus

  • Establishing command-and-control (C2) Course — 01:05:40
    • This course demonstrates the use of Python to establish command-and-control channels between a target environment and the attacker’s infrastructure.

  • Performing reconnaissance Course — 01:26:58
    • The course demonstrates the use of Python to automate the process of performing reconnaissance on a target environment.

  • Finding credentials Course — 01:25:31
    • This course demonstrates the use of Python to collect information on a system, including both user credentials and other sensitive data.

  • Gaining initial access Course — 00:48:39
    • This course demonstrates how Python can be used to automate a password-guessing attack to gain initial access to a target environment.

  • Introduction to advanced Python for cybersecurity Course — 00:18:35
    • An introduction to advanced Python for cybersecurity.

  • Defensive Python Course — 01:48:09
    • This course demonstrates the use of Python for network analytics to detect and hijack suspicious connections.

  • Advanced Python Scripting for Cybersecurity Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:18:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

Python is one of the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the world, due to its high usability and large collection of libraries. This learning path provides an application-driven introduction to using advanced Python features for offensive and defense cybersecurity. This path demonstrates how some of the advanced functionality in Python packages can be applied to cybersecurity and how to automate multi-stage attack chains and defensive operations using Python.

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Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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