Practical Python Security
Dennis Byrne
  • MEAP began October 2020
  • Publication in Spring 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617298820
  • 300 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

An excellent reference for how to secure your Python systems.

Richard Vaughan
No-nonsense techniques, libraries, and best practices you can use to keep your Python applications safe and secure.

Practical Python Security teaches you everything you’ll need to build secure Python web applications. As you work through the insightful code snippets and engaging examples, you’ll put concepts like cryptography, authentication, content security policies, and more into action. Along the way, you’ll get exposure to important libraries and tools in the Python ecosystem.

In Practical Python Security, you’ll learn how to:
  • Use algorithms to encrypt, hash, and digitally sign data
  • Create and install TLS certificates
  • Implement authentication, authorization, OAuth 2.0, and form validation in Django
  • Protect a web application with a Content Security Policy
  • Implement Cross Origin Resource Sharing
  • Protect against common attacks including clickjacking, denial of service attacks, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and more

About the Technology

Successful developers put security at the core of their applications. As a python developer, you need to understand the wide range of security risks you may face and get experience with the libraries, frameworks, and tools you’ll need to protect your systems..

About the book

Practical Python Security is a hands-on, example-driven guide to securing production Python applications. It’s filled with techniques and best practices that author Dennis Byrne has refined through a career protecting the data of millions from theft and attack.

This jargon-busting guide unravels common security acronyms, simplifies encryption and hashing, and unlocks other key security concepts. You’ll use Python and Django to build secure features including user registration, user authentication, and third party access to protected resources with OAuth 2. As you work through each project, you’ll master Python tools for implementing layers of defense for your applications.

About the reader

For intermediate Python programmers.

About the author

Dennis Byrne is a tech lead for 23andMe, protecting the genetic data and privacy of more than 10 million customers.

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