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Cybersecurity Book Selections And Reviews By Scott Schober

Books that arm readers in the war against cybercrime

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Northport, N.Y. – Sep. 28, 2019

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.

Cybercrime Magazine is excited to bring you video reviews on some of the classics, as well as brand new titles that are just hitting the shelves.

Scott Schober, our senior media commentator, takes a deep dive into each book — and provides you with his authoritative opinion.


This month, Scott reviews Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, a thrilling memoir by Kevin Mitnick. The book was published in 2011 and gained instant popularity. If you haven’t read it, then you definitely want to watch Scott’s review.


If a book makes it onto our list, then it’s worth buying. But watch the video review and decide for yourself. We cover cybercrime, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, digital privacy, and human interest stories.

  • Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business. Solve the Security Puzzle for Your Small Business and Home. Scott Schober. A wake-up call on modern cyber threats.
  • 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.
  • Data and Goliath. The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World. Bruce Schneier. The New York Times Bestseller from renowned cryptographer.
  • Future Crimes. Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World. Marc Goodman. The New York Times Bestseller from a digital futurist.
  • The Art of Invincibility. The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data. Kevin Mitnick. For citizens and consumers.
  • Spam Nation. The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime — from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door. Brian Krebs. Investigative journalist unmasks cybercriminal masterminds.
  • Swiped. How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves. Adam Levin. Identity theft is a fact of life. Learn how to protect yourself.
  • Women Know Cyber. 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. Steve Morgan and Di Freeze. Role models for anyone contemplating a career in cybersecurity.

Is there a book you’d like us to review? Tell us about it.

– Scott Schober, a cybersecurity expert, is author of the books Hacked Again and Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Business


The editors at Cybercrime Magazine have reviewed the following books … and recommend them to our readers.

  • Getting to D.A.N.Y.: Lessons from a New York Job Hunt. Paul Caulfield. Entertaining account of a former Manhattan prosecutors job hunt in the world of law and order.
  • Hacked Again. It Can Happen To Anyone, Even A Cybersecurity Expert. Scott Schober. What you need to know about protecting yourself against cybercrime.
  • The Secret to Cybersecurity. A Simple Plan To Protect Your Family And Business From Cybercrime. Scott E. Augenbaum. This book can save your digital life.
  • Hacking the Hacker. Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers. Roger Grimes. Hackers are good, not bad. Profiles of 26 top hackers.
  • CISO Desk Reference. A practical guide for CISOs. Bill Bonney, Gary Hayslip, and Matt Stamper. Book for aspiring, recently hired or promoted CISOs.

Stay tuned for more book reviews!

Steve Morgan is founder and and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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