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100 Best Cyber Security Books of All Time

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc. Magazine – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts


Sausalito, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2021

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1. 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. – Kevin Mitnick

2. Blue Team Field Manual: Cyber Security Incident Response Guide. – Alan J White, Ben Clark

3. Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World. – Bruce Schneier 

4. Blue Team Handbook: SOC, SIEM, and Threat Hunting: A Condensed Guide for the Security Operations Team and Threat Hunter. – Murdoch Don

5. Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News. – Clint Watts

6. Computer Networking Hacking: Ultimate Guide To Ethical Hacking, Wireless Network, Cybersecurity With Practical Penetration Test On Kali Linux And System Security Practices. – Ramon Base

7. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. – Glenn Greenwald

8. Learning Malware Analysis: Explore the Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Analyze and Investigate Windows Malware. – Monnappa K A

9. Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies: Counter Modern Threats and Employ State-of-the-Art Tools and Techniques to Protect Your Organization Against Cybercriminals. – Yuri Diogenes, Erdal Ozkaya

10. Cybersecurity: An Essential Guide to Computer and Cyber Security for Beginners, Including Ethical Hacking, Risk Assessment, Social Engineering, Attack and Defense Strategies, and Cyberwarfare. – Lester Evans

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11. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk: A ground shaking exposé on the failure of popular cyber risk management methods. – Douglas W. Hubbard, Richard Seiersen, Daniel E. Geer Jr., Stuart McClure

12. Hacking with KaliLinux: Become a professional hacker with this step-by-step guide where you will learn to break a wireless network to overcome basic security and take penetration testing. – Conley Walsh

13. Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization. – Mansur Hasib

14. Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. – Steve Morgan, Di Freeze

15. Magnetic Hiring: Your Company’s Secret Weapon to Attracting Top Cyber Security Talent. – Renee Brown Small

16. Online Danger: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From the Evil Side of the Internet. – Dr. Eric Cole

17. Cyber Security in Organizations: A Comparison of Cyber Security Solutions and Capabilities. – E Fritzvold, OmegaTech Series

18. The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. – Cliff Stoll

19. Introduction to Cyber Security Fundamentals: The Essentials Regarding What Cyber Security is Really About. – Ugo Ekpo

20. How Hackers Can Crush Your Law Firm: Why Law Firms are at High Risk for a Cybersecurity Breach and What to do About it. – Craig A Petronella

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21. The 2020 Cyber Security & Cyber Law Guide: The Threats Facing Your Organization and the Laws that Govern Them. – Hazim Gaber

22. Cyber Wars: Hacks that Shocked the Business World. – Charles Arthur

23. 100+ Interview Q & A in Cyber Security: 90 Percent Frequently asked Q & A. – Bandana Ojha

24. Linux: This Book Includes 4 Manuscripts: The Underground Bible to the UNIX Operating System with Tools On Security and Kali Hacking to Understand … a Hacker with Networking for Beginners. – Darwin Growth

25. The Decision to Attack: Military and Intelligence Cyber Decision-Making. – Aaron Franklin Brantly

26. Cybersecurity for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: A Guide to Detection and Prevention. – Luis Ayala

27. Security, Privacy and Reliability in Computer Communications and Networks: Recent Advances Reflecting State-of-the-Art Research Achievements in Novel Cryptographic Algorithm Design, Intrusion Detection, Privacy Preserving Techniques and Reliable Routing Protocols. – Kewei Sha, Aaron Striegel, Min Song

28. Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows: A Practical Guide. – Nihad Hassan, Rami Hijazi

29. Foundations Of Cyber Security: CSIA 301 Textbook & Lab Workbook. – David Kim, Michael G. Solomon

30. Cyber Security: A Starter Guide to Cyber Security for Beginners, Discover the Best Strategies for Defense Your Devices, Including Risk Management … and Information Security. – Kevin Kali

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31. Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer’s Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security. – John Bandler

32. Cybersense: The Leader’s Guide to Protecting Critical Information. – Derek A Smith CISSP

33. Handbook of Research on Modern Cryptographic Solutions for Computer and Cyber Security: Emergent Research and Techniques Being Utilized in the Field of Cryptology and Cyber Threat Prevention. – Brij Gupta

34. Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare. – George Lucas

35. The Magic Zablet: A Story About Cyber Security for the Next Generation. – James Gosnold

36. 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security Awareness: Cyber Security Explained in Non-Cyber Language. – Joshi D Chirag

37. Certified Cyber Incident Response Manager: Course Workbook and Lab Exercises. – Michael I. Kaplan, Robert M. Peterson

38. Executing Windows Command Line Investigations: While Ensuring Evidentiary Integrity. – Chet Hosmer, Joshua Bartolomie, Rosanne Pelli

39. Cyber Security & Accounting Information Systems: Stay Ahead of the Technology Curve. – Y.K. Wong

40. Human-Computer Interaction and Cybersecurity Handbook: Recipient of the SJSU San Jose State University Annual Author & Artist Awards 2019. – Abbas Moallem

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41. Software-Defined Networking and Security: From Theory to Practice. – Dijiang Huang, Ankur Chowdhary, Sandeep Pisharody

42. Cyber in the Age of Trump: The Unraveling of America’s National Security Policy. – Charlie Mitchell

43. Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain: Protecting USA’s Advanced Air Assets. – Prof Randall K. Nichols DTM, Julie J.C.H. Ryan DSc, Dr Hans C. Mumm, Wayne D. Lonstein Esq

44. On Cyber: Towards an Operational Art for Cyber Conflict. – Gregory Conti, David Raymond

45. The CEO’s Manual on Cyber Security: How to Educate Employees and Develop a Framework for Security Management Against Social Engineering. – James Scott

46. The Hack-Proof Password System: Protect Yourself Online With a Memory Expert’s In-Depth Guide to Remembering Passwords. – Brad Zupp

47. Hacking with Raspberry Pi for Dummies: Introduction to Ethical Hacking. – Tec Publication

48. Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems – 2008 Edition. – Ross J. Anderson

49. Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business. – Brian Minick

50. Cybersecurity Exposed: The Cyber House Rules. – Raef Meeuwisse

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51. Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat? – Ray Rothrock

52. Cyber Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Defense: Practical Resource that Explains How These activities are Being Carried Out and Shows How to Defend Against Them. – Robert Shimonski

53. Practical Internet of Things Security: Practical, Indispensable Security Guide that will Navigate You Through the Complex Realm of Securely Building and Deploying Systems in Our IoT-Connected World. – Brian Russell, Drew Van Duren

54. CCNA Cyber Ops Official Cert Guide Library: Every Objective Covered Concisely and Logically, with Extensive Teaching Features Designed to Promote Retention and Understanding. – Omar Santos, Joseph Muniz, Stefano De Crescenzo

55. Internet Security: How to Maintain Privacy on the Internet and Protect your Money in Today’s Digital World. – J.P. Cross

56. China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain. – Jon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung, Derek S. Reveron

57. Evolution of Cyber Technologies and Operations to 2035: The Future of Cyber Technologies and Operations. – Misty Blowers

58. Data Analysis For Network Cyber-Security: Monitoring and Analyzing Network Traffic Data With the Intention of Preventing or Quickly Identifying Malicious Activity. – Nicholas A Heard

59. Cyber Danger, GCC Countries & Qatar: Computing Danger GCC & Developing Countries Road Map for Cyber Security for Qatar and GCC Countries. – Dr. Mohammed Al-Dorani

60. Cyber Threats from China, Russia, and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure. – Committee on Homeland Security House of Representatives

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61. The Way of the White Hat: Cyber Security Through Penetration Testing. – Dennis Paul Nino S Sanchez

62. Hacking: Learning to Hack. Cyber Terrorism, Kali Linux, Computer Hacking, PenTesting, & Basic Security. – Seth McKinnon

63. Cybersecurity Series: Password Security. – J Turing

64. Hacking with Kali Linux: A Step by Step Guide for You to Learn the Basics of CyberSecurity and Hacking. – Ramon Nastase

65. Cyber Security: The Beginners Guide to Learning The Basics of Information Security and Modern Cyber Threats. – Noah Zhang

66. Cybersecurity: 3 Books in 1: Beginners, Intermediate and Advance Guide in Cybersecurity Measures Effectively. – Zach Webber

67. Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs: A Leader’s Guide to Information Security. – Jim Shaeffer, John Cunningham

68. Hacking: World Class Hacking, Python and Cyber Security Strategies For Up-and-Coming Hackers. – Hacking Studios

69. Cybersecurity: A Business Solution: An Executive Perspective on Managing Cyber Risk. – Rob Arnold

70. Cyber Threat!: How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks. – MacDonnell Ulsch

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71. Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals: Preparing Readers for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Certification Exam. – Mark Ciampa

72. Cybersecurity: Examing The Legal and Policy Aspects of Cybersecurity. – Amos N. Guiora

73. Hacking for Beginners: Your Guide for Learning the Basics of Hacking and Kali Linux. – Ramon Nastase

74. Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders. – Roland Cloutier

75. Solving Cyber Risk: Protecting Your Company and Society. – Andrew Coburn, Eireann Leverett, Gordon Woo

76. Targeted Cyber Attacks: Multi-staged Attacks Driven by Exploits and Malware. – Aditya Sood, Richard Enbody

77. Hacking with Kali Linux: The Beginner’s Guide to Learn the Basics of Computer Hacking, Cyber Security, Wireless Network Hacking and Security/Penetration Testing. – Julian Snow

78. Software Security: Building Security In. – Gary McGraw

79. Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World. – Paul Rosenzweig

80. Cyber Security for You: The Basics of Cyber Security and Things You Can Do to Protect Your Family and Business. – Walter Turner

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How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves

81. Cyber Security: Kali Linux for Hackers and Hacker Basic Security. – Erickson Karnel

82. Digital Forensics and Incident Response: Incident Response Techniques and Procedures. – Gerard Johansen

83. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. – P.W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking

84. Cyber Security: Ultimate Beginners Guide to Learn the Basics and Effective Methods of Cyber Security. – Michael Steven

85. Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions. – Kenneth J. Knapp

86. Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel: Subverting the Windows Kernel. – Greg Hoglund, Jamie Butler

87. Bots Against US: The Ongoing Information War Against The United States. – Alan W. Silberberg

88. Cyber Security: Amoroso Brings to the Lay Reader His Wealth of Experience and Expertise Chasing Computer Hackers. – Edward Amoroso

89. The Secret to Cybersecurity: A Simple Plan to Protect Your Family and Business from Cybercrime. – Scott Augenbaum

90. Adversarial and Uncertain Reasoning for Adaptive Cyber Defense: Control and Game Theoretic Approaches to Cyber Security. – Sushil Jajodia, George Cybenko, Peng Liu, Cliff Wang

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91. Cyber Security: Understand Hacking and Protect Yourself and Your Organization From Ever Getting Hacked. – Hacking Studios

92. Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security Law: The Legalities Lying on the Cross-Section of Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. – Pavan Duggal

93. Cyber Security: Cybercrime in Terms of a Market of Vulnerability and the Fundamentals of Cyber Security. – Jocelyn O. Padallan

94. The 2021-2026 World Outlook for Cyber Security: The World Outlook for Cyber Security Across More Than 190 Countries. – Philip M. Parker Ph.D.

95. Cyber Security: Proceedings of CSI 2015. – M.U. Bokhari, Namrata Agrawal, Dharmendra Saini

96. Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. – Information Resources Management Association

97. Handbook of Research: Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. – Ziska Fields

98. Computer Forensics: A Practical Guide 2019. – Abdul Rahman

99. Trusting Weblinks: Featuring Sidney the Spider. – Dave Stanley, Sandrijn Stead

100. Cyber Bullying: Featuring Laurence the Lion. – Dave Stanley, Sandrijn Stead

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