As a group, all of these things sound like the beginnings of a best-selling book. But the cyber security industry, as well as all of the threats and dangers it faces, is very real. There are a lot of cybersecurity books out there, and they can be both interesting to read for school and fun. That’s because the best cyber security books are those that are written both to teach and to be fun to read. It’s like a cyberattack. They take your attention right away and don’t let you go until you reach the back.
It’s important to read good cyber security books because they give us ideas and examples that we can use to improve as professionals. It’s the great ones who teach us what to look for so that we can keep ourselves safe from cybercriminals.
But what are the “best cyber security books” and why are they so good, and how? People in the IT and cyber security field told me that this two-part question made them want to ask about their favorite books on cyber security and come up with a list of the “best cyber security books.” Wondering which books they put on their lists?
Let’s talk about it.
Must-Reads: The 10 Best Cybersecurity Books You Need to Read
The best cybersecurity books will be broken down by the IT or cyber security expert who thinks they’re good. To be fair, we’re not giving anyone extra attention in the sense of who is listed first. List of responses: We’re just putting them in order as they come in. There are no chocolates or whiskey bribes for this woman, so I’m sorry. So, basically, we’ve added the new recommendations to the list we made before.
Here are the best cyber security books, but there aren’t any self-promotions in this list, so don’t worry about that.
Gabe Turner, the director of content at Security Baron, has given us a list of five books that he thinks everyone should read. It’s said that Turner is an attorney and journalist who has a lot of love for home technology and how to live more safely and efficiently. It was his belief that stable and safe communities are important for a healthy and thriving society to have. Because of this, he joined Security Baron because he thought that they were a good company to work for.
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation (2nd Ed.)
Author: Jon Erickson
When you read Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, you will learn about creative problem solving and how to get what you want from things. As a whole, this book looks at how programming, network communication, and the most recent hacking techniques all work together. This book is different from most because it comes with a “LiveCD.” The disc comes with a complete Linux environment that lets you get your hands dirty with programming and debugging code without putting your computer at risk (OS).
If you work in IT, this book will show you how hacking works on a technical level, but it also tells you how it works from the point of view of a hacker. I love how easy the writing is to read. You don’t need to have a computer science degree to get something out of it!
The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
Author: Kevin Mitnick
When it comes to cyber security books, The Art of Invisibility, written by the world’s best hacker, Kevin Mitnick, is one of them. It tells readers what they can do to keep themselves and their information safe in the digital age when people talk about “Big Brother” and “Big Data.”
Turner says this:
With so many security breaches and invasions of privacy from big tech companies, this book is a good way to learn how to stay safe online and why it’s important to do that. If you want to learn more about cybersecurity, Mitnick gives you examples of how our country and businesses have violated your privacy. He also gives simple, step-by-step instructions on how to keep your passwords and WiFi safe.
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Author(s): Kevin Mitnick, William L. Simon
It’s Mitnick’s second book on the list. Ghost in the Wires is an amazing first-hand account of how he got into networks and computers at some of the world’s biggest companies. These companies include Motorola, Pacific Bell, and Sun Microsystems.
One more book written by Kevin Mitnick. This one is a memoir from his time as an IT worker at big companies and dealing with the FBI. At the end of the day, Mitnick’s beautiful writing makes it as exciting as a thriller. As for me, I couldn’t put it down until I was done!”
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Author(s): Simon Singh
Taking a look at the Code Book will show you how encryption has evolved over time. When Hitler was defeated, encryption helped shape the world’s history. It also made ecommerce possible, which would have been impossible without either of these events. Everything in between
This book is a history of encryption that goes back as far as Ancient Egypt. It also talks about Mary, Queen of Scots and the Navajo Code Talkers, as well as other historical examples of how encryption works. So not only does the book go over technical things like how to do things, but it also puts encryption in a historical context, which isn’t very common in cybersecurity books. You can read this book if you’re interested in technology, history, or both. It gives a unique look at encryption through a historical lens.
Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World
Author(s): Joseph Menn
You might not have known, but Cult of the Dead Cow is a group that has been hacking for a long time and is one of the most well-known in the U.S. Because of their hacking, many U.S. businesses had to take their security to the next level. They helped to make TOR better. History and how they changed the world are in this book.
As a teenager, [Beto] O’Rourke was in a hacking group called the Cult of the Dead Cow, which recently got a lot of attention because he was one of its members. The Cult of the Dead Cow was a mostly anonymous group that almost invented hacktivism and had a big impact on big companies and their IT. The book talks about the group’s history as well as its current efforts to fight fake news and spy on people.
Then, let’s look at some suggestions for cyber security books from other IT and cybersecurity experts from all over the world.
Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking
Author(s): Christopher Hadnagy
Social Engineering is a way for hackers to show off both their creativity and their laziness. It doesn’t make sense to break and climb through a virtual window when you can just walk through an open door. You can learn how to recognize, anticipate, and stop social engineering attacks in this book. It looks at the flaws in the human parts of a business and explains how you can do this.
Any cybersecurity expert can tell you that even the most secure and robust networks have been hacked and had their data stolen because people made mistakes. How someone can get into your entire database through social engineering is what I like about this book. A good book even if you don’t understand how hacking and cybersecurity work is because it shows you how to defend against cyberattacks that aren’t made by people who know how to hack. This book, or parts of it, should be part of any company’s employee training. In social engineering attacks, there are many different ways to fool people, from email spoofing to letting people into the company servers even though they said they were there to install a new socket on the wall.”
Practical Malware Analysis
Author(s): Michael Sikorski
If you’re a professional analyst, this book is for you. It talks about how to deal with malware threats in a very detailed way. When you learn how to use a hands-on method for malware analysis, you’ll learn everything from how to make safe virtual environments to how to unpack malware and look at specific cases.
If malware gets into your computer systems, it can cost a lot of money for your company to get rid of it. Companies need to be able to fight back against the malware and keep their business safe. There is a book called Practical Malware Analysis that talks about the best ways to look for and remove malware and other dangerous software. It recommends not only best practices and approaches, but also tools that businesses can use to get actionable advice on how to keep malware at bay.
The CERT Guide to Insider Threats
Author(s): Dawn M. Cappelli, Andrew P. Moore, Randall F. Trzeciak
Cybersecurity books like this one break down the findings of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. The CERT Guide to Insider Threats breaks down the findings of this group (SEI). The authors give real-world advice and methods that managers, IT security, and other employees in any company can use to fight cybercrimes and cybersecurity threats.
The CERT Guide to Insider Threats is a great book for people who work in cybersecurity. It talks about something that many people don’t think about, but it’s one of the biggest threats an organization can face: an insider threat. External security is something that we all have to think about, but this book focuses on things that could happen inside your computer. It talks about a lot of different insider attacks and gives advice on how to set up effective protection and, most importantly, how to find and find threats. I wouldn’t recommend this book to someone who’s just starting out in cybersecurity because it’s hard to read and very technical. But for cybersecurity experts, this book is a great way to protect your system from the inside out.
The Cyber Effect
Author(s): Mary Aiken
The Cyber Effect is “a ground-breaking study of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and act,” says the author. The information comes from Aiken’s work as a forensic cyber-psychologist who has worked with law enforcement agencies all over the world. Another fun fact? Her work was the source for the popular TV show SCI: Cyber!
There is a book called The Cyber Effect by Mary Aiken that is the best to read if you want to learn more about the psychology behind technology. Our lives have been changed by what cyber has done to us. In what way does disinhibition work? We live in a world where technology has taken over every part of our lives. It is changing our social and private behavior, having a big impact on our kids, and encouraging types of criminal and antisocial behavior that are repulsive and sometimes terrifying. A lot of technology is good and bad, but digital technology isn’t any different. So the only rational thing to do is figure out how to live with it in a smart way. Then, we must first understand it. We don’t know enough about the problems, dangers, and pathologies caused by it to be fully aware of them. This is what Dr. Aiken wants to do. As a psychologist, her main focus is on the scientific study of how people act online. This book is very well-written. It’s been a great job by Mary Aiken to make difficult ideas easy to understand in a simple way. It is very interesting and changes a lot how you think about how you act in front of the screen. Definitely worth it.
Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions
Author(s): Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz
Hacking Exposed 7 is an in-depth look at hacking from a scientific point of view. It talks about everything from the basics of footprinting to the “countermeasures cookbook.” They teach you what you don’t know so that you can make smart decisions and take action that works.
Cyber security is a field that changes all the time, which makes it hard for some books to stay relevant for long. But the right books give people a good start when they learn about cyber security. When it comes to cyber security books, I like Hacking Exposed the best because it does this and also keeps its readers up to date by releasing new editions. All three of the authors of Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions are top security experts. The book series is a best-seller all over the world. Each edition reveals the most recent hacking techniques and shows how field-tested solutions have worked in real-world situations. People learn more about things when there are new editions of the book. Cyber security books can sound like they’re the same all the time, but the Hacking Exposed series is carefully written to keep readers interested and teach experts how to think like a hacker in order to avoid security breaches.