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Introduction to Python for Security Professionals

Upcoming 19 June 2019 Austin ISSA Chapter Meeting

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Python is a popular scripting language with a wide range of useful features for many tasks. Notably, there are several security-focused Python modules with no equivalent in other languages. This presentation will provide an introduction to Python and its idioms, with mention of some “gotchas” that may surprise even people already familiar with one or more programming languages. Following that, we will discuss several useful security-related Python modules and how to use them.

About Speaker

Daniel Crowley is the head of research and a penetration tester for X-Force Red. Daniel denies all allegations regarding unicorn smuggling and questions your character for even suggesting it. Daniel is the primary author of both the Magical Code Injection Rainbow, a configurable vulnerability testbed, and FeatherDuster, an automated cryptanalysis tool.

Daniel enjoys climbing large rocks and is TIME magazine’s 2006 person of the year. Daniel has been working in the information security industry since 2004 and is a frequent speaker at conferences including Black Hat, DEF CON, Shmoocon, and SOURCE. Daniel does his own charcuterie and brews his own beer. Daniel’s work has been included in books and college courses. Daniel also holds the noble title of Baron in the micro nation of Sealand.

CHAPTER MEETING LOCATION: Norris Conference Center, 2525 W Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757

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