If you have a particular interest in finding out more about cybersecurity, one of the best ways to learn more is to read one of the latest books on the topic which outline the latest developments in the industry and impart the must cutting edge knowledge to readers. Here are my top picks for some of the best books about cybersecurity that can be found on the shelves of your local bookstore at the moment.
Tobias Klein - A Bug Hunter’s Diary
Although the topics of bug hunting and vulnerability exploitations aren’t the easiest to understand, this excellent book by Tobias Klein has made this technically sophisticated subject understandable and accessible. This book isn’t for a complete beginner to computing since knowledge of programming languages is essential if you’re going to really get to grips with this book, however if you’re a technically minded reader who is happy to use computer coding to grasp the topic of cyber threats, this is the book for you.
Kevin Mitnick - The Art Of Deception
Whether you’re technically minded or not, you’ll find a lot to enjoy in Mitnick’s The Art of Deception. This interesting read discusses social engineering and its importance during cyber attacks. Demonstrating that humans are certainly the cybersecurity chain’s weakest link, this book embraces real life stories and cases of social engineering while demonstrating how they can be chained during a real-life hacking scenario.
Dr Frederick B Cohen – A Short Course on Computer Viruses
Although this book may date back to 1990, it’s a fascinating discussion of the earliest days of computer viruses. This was a groundbreaking piece of work when it was first released and demonstrates the threat of viruses that has been around since the very earliest days of the internet. It may not be especially relevant in today’s cutting edge cybercrime environment but it certainly makes an interesting read for anyone with a particular interest in this sector.
Roger Grimes – Hacking The Hacker
This outstanding book looks at 26 white hat hackers who are making the world of cybersecurity a better place. This upbeat work reassures the reader that the future of internet usage is bright and that the good guys outnumber the bad guys when it comes to online security and isn’t just a staid and dry tome for professionals. In fact, this book is so accessible it’s a great way to inspire young people to enter the IT industry and for those with an interest in internet security to find out more about how the sector works.
Marc Goodman- Future Crimes
Marc Goodman, a leading expert in global security, has written this book as a worrying look into what could happen if the technologies that we are developing now are hacked in the future. For anyone who has concerns in this direction, this book offers valuable advice about how to take back control over digital devices and harness the power of technology for the greater good and to guard against the dangerous cybercriminals who will emerge in the future.