Learning Path

Python for Cybersecurity

    Syllabus

  • Python for privilege escalation Course — 00:36:49
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Exploring privilege escalation with Python.

  • Python for Cybersecurity Cyber Range Cyber Range — 02:30:00
  • Python for active defense: Monitoring Course — 00:57:56
    • K0004, K0139, K0140, K0180, K0236, S0060, S0130, S0136, S0266

      Explore the uses of Python for monitoring.

  • Python for active defense: Network Course — 00:58:07
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0116, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0179, K0236, K0255, K0487, K0561, K0565, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Python has uses for defense as well as attack. Explore it with this course.

  • Python for active defense: Decoys Course — 00:48:25
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0487, K0561, S0060, S0130, S0266

      In this course, you’ll dive into the details of Python and decoy development.

  • Python for impact Course — 00:31:08
    • K0004, K0018, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0190, K0236, K0342, K0427, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Take a look at using Python for attack and exfiltration.

  • Python for exfiltration Course — 00:42:36
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, K0536, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Explore the uses of Python for data exfiltration.

  • Python for command-and-control Course — 00:37:31
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0266

      In this course, you’ll look at the use of Python for command-and-control.

  • Python for collection Course — 00:25:43
    • K0040, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Exploring Python and data collection.

  • Python for lateral movement Course — 00:27:11
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      In this course, take a look at the use of Python for lateral movement in a target network.

  • Python for discovery Course — 00:35:51
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      Exploring Python and MITRE’s Discovery Technique.

  • Python for credential access Course — 00:44:25
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, K0536, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      A look at user credentials and Python.

  • Python for defense evasion Course — 00:30:24
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, K0430, K0493, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      In this course, you’ll explore the details of using Python for defense evasion.

  • Python for persistence Course — 00:41:17
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266, S0293

      In this course, you’ll explore the details of using Python for persistence.

  • Python for execution Course — 00:23:18
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      A look at Python and code execution.

  • Python for initial access Course — 00:38:37
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0342, S0051, S0060, S0130, S0266

      In this course, you’ll learn about using Python for initial access.

  • Python for PRE-ATT&CK Course — 00:59:11
    • K0004, K0068, K0070, K0139, K0140, K0177, K0236, K0624, S0060, S0130, S0266

      An exploration of Python for the PRE-ATT&CK matrix.

  • Introduction to Python for cybersecurity Course — 00:16:15
    • K0004, K0039, K0068, K0070, K0079, K0080, K0082, K0139, K0140, K0236, K0559, K0624, S0060, S0130, S0172, S0266

      Introduction to Python for cybersecurity

  • Python for Cybersecurity Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:51:00
  • Secure Coding – Python Lab — 00:30:00
    • This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in Python, including deserialization and XML based attacks.

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 Python for cybersecurity. Python can help to automate tasks across the cyberattack life cycle for both cyber attackers and defenders. This learning path demonstrates some of these applications and how Python can be used to make cybersecurity professionals more efficient and effective.

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Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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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