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Network Activity and Packet Analysis with Python

by Sean Wilkins

This course will prepare you to design and deploy Python solutions using Scapy and its modules as part of a network security toolkit. This includes a review of how to use the Scapy both interactively and programmatically.

What you'll learn

Would you like to focus on Python's use in a network security environment? In this course, Network Activity and Packet Analysis with Python, you’ll learn about several concepts that enable a network security engineer/consultant to design and deploy solutions that aid in their day-to-day activities and help expand on their potential abilities. First, you’ll learn how Scapy’s packet engine is designed and implemented to perform actions on individual packets. Next, you’ll learn how to use Scapy to sniff network traffic, monitor for brute force attacks and perform port scanning and traceroute functions. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform connection hijacking and perform traffic replay. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge required to utilize Python and Scapy for some of the most common network security tasks that can then be used to extend your security toolkit.

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About the author

Sean Wilkins is an accomplished networking consultant and writer for Tech Building Blocks ( who has been in the IT field for over 20 years working with several large enterprises. Sean holds certifications with Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE) and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). His educational accomplishments include: a Master’s of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Network Architecture and Design, and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management.

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