The cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly. Even though more resources are being deployed to counter cyber attacks, the nature of the industry still has a long way to go before catching up with these threats. It’s fundamental, that as cyber professionals, we keep up with the latest trends and information in cybersecurity. This 10 books will help you increase your knowledge and kick of 2021 with a new set of skills.
10 Cybersecurity Books to read in 2021
Cybersecurity for Dummies – Joseph Steinberg – If keeping your business or your family safe from cybersecurity threats is on your to-do list, Cybersecurity for Dummies will introduce you to the basics of becoming cyber-secure! You’ll learn what threats exist, and how to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to these threats, as well as how to recover if you have been breached!
Hacking For Dummies – Kevin Beaver – In order to outsmart a would-be hacker, you need to get into the hacker’s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks.
Web Application Security – Andrew Hoffman – While many resources for network and IT security are available, detailed knowledge regarding modern web application security has been lacking—until now. This practical guide provides both offensive and defensive security concepts that software engineers can easily learn and apply. Andrew Hoffman, a senior security engineer at Salesforce, introduces three pillars of web application security: recon, offense, and defense.
Hands on Hacking– Hands-On Hacking teaches readers to see through the eyes of their adversary and apply hacking techniques to better understand real-world risks to computer networks and data. Readers will benefit from the author’s years of experience in the field hacking into computer networks and ultimately training others in the art of cyber-attacks.
Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care – April Falcon Doss – In Cyber Privacy, Doss demystifies the digital footprints we leave in our daily lives and reveals how our data is being used—sometimes against us—by the private sector, the government, and even our employers and schools. She explains the trends in data science, technology, and the law that impact our everyday privacy.
Hacking Exposed Malware & Rootkits – Christopher Elisan, Michael Davis, Sean Bodmer & Aaron LeMasters Thwart debilitating cyber-attacks and dramatically improve your organization’s security posture using the proven defense strategies in this thoroughly updated guide. Hacking Exposed™ Malware and Rootkits: Security Secrets & Solutions, Second Edition fully explains the hacker’s latest methods alongside ready-to-deploy countermeasures.
The Hacker Playbook – Practical Guide To Penetration Testing – Peter Kim – Just as a professional athlete doesn’t show up without a solid game plan, ethical hackers, IT professionals, and security researchers should not be unprepared, either. The Hacker Playbook provides them their own game plans. Written by a longtime security professional and CEO of Secure Planet, LLC.
Practical Malware Analysis – Michael Sikorski and Andrew Honig – Malware analysis is big business, and attacks can cost a company dearly. When malware breaches your defenses, you need to act quickly to cure current infections and prevent future ones from occurring.
Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking – Christopher Hadnagy – reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire―why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces
Linux basics for Hackers – CyberMaterial – This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.