Cybersecurity Book Review
FROM THE EDITORS AT CYBERSECURITY VENTURES
The Cybersecurity Book Review is published quarterly by Cybersecurity Ventures. We provide an updated list of cybersecurity books recommended by our Editors and Contributors.
Books that arm readers in the war against cybercrime
What we’ve read, and you should too…
– Steve Morgan, Editor-In-Chief
Sausalito, Calif. – Jan. 4, 2017
Our editors are constantly pitched by authors on the latest and greatest cybersecurity books. But only a small percentage of them get a thumbs up from us.
With only so much time to read, we aim to filter out the best books for our readers.
A new book, Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers by Roger Grimes, features 26 top hackers devoted to making the world a more cyber secure place.
Grimes’ book points out the essential truth everyone should be mindful of: Taken as a whole, hackers are good. To call them bad — as the media and popular culture portray them — would be a misnomer.
Another one hot off the presses from Grimes is A Data-Driven Computer Security Defense: THE Computer Security Defense You Should Be Using. Our editors haven’t reviewed it yet, but they will soon.
If a book makes it onto our list, then it’s worth buying. Our list contains 10 books which are well written, and enlighten readers on the topics of cybercrime, cyberwarfare, and cybersecurity.
- CISO Desk Reference Guide: A practical guide for CISOs – Bill Bonney, Gary Hayslip, and Matt Stamper. Book for aspiring, recently hired or promoted CISOs — the how-to guide for their position.
- Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World – Bruce Schneier. A New York Times Bestseller from one of the top experts in our field.
- Future Crimes: Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World – Marc Goodman. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller.
- Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker – Kevin Mitnick. A must-read written by the world’s most famous hacker.
- Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers – Roger Grimes. Hackers are good, not bad. Profiles of 26 top hackers.
- Hacked Again: It Can Happen To Anyone, Even A Cybersecurity Expert – Scott Schober. The Original Hackers Dictionary for Small Business Owners.
- Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? – Ted Claypoole and Theresa Payton. Extensive advise on how to take charge of your personal identity in cyberspace.
- The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age – Adam Segal. A cybersecurity expert offers unmatched insight into the new, opaque global conflict that is transforming geopolitics.
- Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – Brian Krebs. New York Times Bestseller from one of the top cybercrime investigative reporters.
– Steve Morgan is founder and and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.
Stay tuned for the Cybersecurity Book Review, Q2 2018 edition, coming in April.
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