Python and Security Links 4/16/18

Here are the latest Python and security links that I have been reading / following:

Cleaning Dirty Data with Python and Pandas
Turns out that when you get data out in the wild it can be messy. Even dirty. It seems to me that allot of ones time in Pandas is spent cleaning up data… [Read More…]

Array Programming With NumPy
In this tutorial, you’ll see step by step how to take advantage of vectorization and broadcasting, so that you can use NumPy to its full capacity.
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Scraping Russian Twitter Trolls With Python
Last week as a result of the House Intelligence Select Committee investigation, Twitter released the screen names of 2752 Twitter accounts tied to Russia’s Internet Research Agency that were involved in spreading fake news, presumably with the goal of influencing the 2016 election. In this post we explore how to scrape tweets from the user pages of cached versions of these pages.

Windows Azure vs. Amazon Web Services for Small Businesses
This link is not Python specific, but is a good read. This brief overview of Windows Azure and Amazon Web gives some insights that are important for small businesses to understand when making that decision.

Identifying political bot/troll social media activity using machine learning
Working with machine learning techniques to identify several varieties of “troll” Twitter accounts that spread propaganda and false information. This material is largely of Russian origin and targeted at right-wing American voters.

OWASP Python Security Project
Python Security is a free, open source, OWASP project that aims at creating a hardened version of python that makes it easier for security professionals and developers to write applications more resilient to attacks and manipulations.