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Learning Penetration Testing with Python by Christopher Duffy

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Chapter 9. Automating Reports and Tasks with Python

We covered in previous chapters a good amount of information that highlights where Python can help optimize technical fieldwork. We even showed methods in which Python can be used to automate follow-on tasks from one process to another. Each of these will help you better spend your time on priority tasks. This is important because there are three things that potentially limit the successful completion of a penetration test: the time an assessor has to complete the assessment, the limits of the scope of the penetration test, and the skill of the assessor. In this chapter, we are going to show you how to automate tasks such as parsing eXtensible Markup Language (XML) to generate reports from tool ...

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