[Coursera] Python For Cybersecurity Specialization (Infosec)


Specialization – 5-course series

Master Python for a variety of cybersecurity tasks. This Specialization provides an application-driven introduction to using Python for cybersecurity.

What you’ll learn

– Develop custom Python scripts to automate cybersecurity tasks.

– Apply Python to meet objectives through the cybersecurity attack lifecycle.

– Automate common cyberattack and defense activities with Python.

Specialization – 5 course series

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 Specialization demonstrates some of these applications and how Python can be used to make cybersecurity professionals more efficient and effective.

Applied Learning Project

Learners will acquire the technical skills needs to develop custom Python scripts to automate cybersecurity tasks. The challenges in this project involve developing or modifying Python code to address cybersecurity use cases drawn from MITRE ATT&CK and Shield.

1. Introduction to Python for Cybersecurity
2. Execution, persistence, privilege escalation and evasion
3. Credential Access, discovery, lateral movement & collection
4. Python for Command-and-control, Exfiltration and Impact
5. Python for Active Defense

Skills you will gain

– Pre-att&ck
– Python Programming
– Cybersecurity
– Attack and defend
– Computer Programming


Howard Poston is a freelance cyber and blockchain researcher, trainer, consultant and software developer. Howard has experience developing quality educational content, providing security assessments, research and code development for academic and industry projects. He specializes in cryptography, blockchain, malware analysis, and cybersecurity. Howard holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer and electrical engineering from the University of Dayton.

Offered by Infosec

General Info:

Author(s): Howard Poston
Language: English
Updated: 9/2023
Videos Duration: 18h

Size: 1.05 GB

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