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Top 100 Cybersecurity Books

Top 100 Cybersecurity Books

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Top 100 Cybersecurity Books

For many centuries, books have been one of the central forms of entertainment for humankind. Readers around the world invest countless hours escaping into new and unique worlds, losing themselves in the words and pages of books from various genres. While all books affect readers in different ways, history has shown that some books have a way of reaching and impacting large groups of people so that they are forever changed. These books can share knowledge, inspiration, and discoveries in various fields. They teach, influence, and alter the way we think. Sometimes these books are so important and enlightening that they help the world and its people evolve. The following books have done just that. By educating and informing readers in the areas of technology, creating new standards in the cyber world, these are top 100 out there.

  1. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
  2. Countdown to Zero Day Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon by Kim Zetter
  3. Dark Territory The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan.
  4. Comptia Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead Sy0-501 Study Guide by Darril Gibson
  5. 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 by Kevin Mitnick.
  6. Ghost in the Wires. My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak, William L. Simon.
  7. The Cuckoo’s Egg by Clifford Stoll.
  8. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
  9. Sandworm. A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers by Andy Greenberg
  10. Hacking The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson
  11. Kingpin. How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen
  12. Future Crimes Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It by Marc Goodman
  13. The Code Book. The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
  14. Spam Nation. The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs.
  15. Cyberwar. The Next Threat to National Security & What to Do About It by Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake.
  16. Practical Malware Analysis. The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software by Michael Sikorski
  17. The Perfect Weapon. War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger.
  18. Cybersecurity and Cyberwar. What Everyone Needs to Know by P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman.
  19. Data and Goliath. The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier.
  20. The Art of Deception. Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick.
  21. American Kingpin. The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton.
  22. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.
  23. Red Team Field Manual (RTFM) by Ben Clark.
  24. The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws by Dafydd Stuttard.
  25. Social Engineering. The Science of Human Hacking by Hadnagy
  26. The Art of Intrusion. The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers by Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon.
  27. Tribe of Hackers. Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World by Marcus J Carey, Jennifer Jin.
  28. 28. The Hacker Playbook 2. Practical Guide To Penetration Testing by Peter Kim.
  29. The Phoenix Project. A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford.
  30. No Place to Hide. Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
  31. The Innovators. How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson.
  32. We Are Anonymous. Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson.
  33. Security Engineering. A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems 2ed by Ross J. Anderson.
  34. The Hacker Playbook 3. Practical Guide to Penetration Testing by Peter Kim.
  35. Secrets and Lies. Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier.
  36. 36. Black Hat Python. Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters by Justin Seitz.
  37. Click Here to Kill Everybody. Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World by Bruce Schneier.
  38. Applied Cryptography. Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier.
  39. Mindf*ck. Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America by Christopher Wylie.
  40. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  41. Open Source Intelligence Techniques. Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information by Michael Bazzell.
  42. Penetration Testing. A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman.
  43. The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden.
  44. Cracking the Coding Interview. 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell.
  45. Lights Out: A Cyberattack: A Nation Unprepared. Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel.
  46. Hackers. Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy.
  47. Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM) by Alan J White
  48. Nmap Network Scanning. The Official Nmap Project Guide to Network Discovery and Security Scanning by Gordon Fyodor Lyon.
  49. The Hacker Playbook. Practical Guide To Penetration Testing by Peter Ki.
  50. @War. The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex by Shane Harris.
  51. Malware Analyst’s Cookbook and DVD. Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code by Michael Ligh, Steven Adair, Blake Hartstein, and Matthew Richard
  52. Metasploit. The Penetration Tester’s Guide by David Kennedy, Jim O’Gorman, Devon Kearns, Mati Aharoni
  53. Threat Modeling Designing for Security by Adam Shostac
  54. Crypto. How the Code Rebels Beat the Government–Saving Privacy in the Digital Age by Steven Levy.
  55. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart.
  56. Gray Hat Hacking. The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Allen Harper, Daniel Regalado, et al.
  57. Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition. A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming by Eric Matthes.
  58. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy. The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman.
  59. The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters. An A – Z Book of Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Don’t Teach You by Megan Miller.
  60. The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross.
  61. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy by Patrick Engebretson.
  62. Cybersecurity: The Beginner’s Guide. A comprehensive guide to getting started in cybersecurity by Dr. Erdal Ozkaya.
  63. Cryptography Engineering. Design Principles and Practical Applications by Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier, et al.
  64. Windows Internals, Part 1 User Mode by Pavel Yosifovich, Mark E. Russinovich, et al.
  65. Comptia Network+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide, Seventh Edition (Exam N10-007) by Mike Meyers.
  66. The Practice of Network Security Monitoring. Understanding Incident Detection and Response by Richard Bejtlich.
  67. Wtf Is My Password. Password Book, Password Log Book and Internet Password Organizer, Alphabetical Password Book, Logbook to Protect Usernames and Passwords, Password Notebook, Password Book Small 6 X 9 by Booki Nova.
  68. Minecraft. Guide to Creation by Mojang Ab.
  69. The Hacked World Order. How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age by Adam Segal.
  70. This Machine Kills Secrets. How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information by Andy Greenberg.
  71. The Art of Memory Forensics. Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory by Michael Hale Ligh, Andrew Case, Jamie Levy, AAron Walters.
  72. The IDA Pro Book. The Unofficial Guide to the World’s Most Popular Disassembler by Chris Eagle 74.
  73. The Fifth Domain. Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats by Richard A. Clarke, Robert K. Knake.
  74. Blue Team Handbook: Incident Response Edition. A condensed field guide for the Cyber Security Incident Responder. By Don Murdoch GSE.
  75. The Cybersecurity Dilemma. Network Intrusions, Trust, and Fear in the International System by Ben Buchanan.
  76. The Hardware Hacker. Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware by Andrew Bunnie Huang.
  77. The Dark Net. Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett.
  78. Violent Python. A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers by TJ O’Connor.
  79. Cybersecurity Essentials by Charles J. Brooks, Christopher Grow, et al.
  80. Dark Mirror. Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gellman
  81. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide by Shon Harris
  82. Minecraft: Guide Collection. Exploration; Creative; Redstone; The Nether & the End by Mojang Ab
  83. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk by Douglas W. Hubbard, Richard Seiersen, Daniel E. Geer Jr., Stuart McClure.
  84. Password book: A Premium Journal and Logbook to Protect Usernames and Passwords Modern Password Keeper, Vault, Notebook and Online Organizer with … Calligraphy and Hand Lettering Design) by Lettering Design Co.
  85. Hacked Again by Scott N. Schober
  86. The Shellcoder’s Handbook. Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes by Chris Anley, John Heasman, Felix Lindner, Gerardo Richarte
  87. Cybersecurity for Beginners by Raef Meeuwisse
  88. Cryptography Apocalypse. Preparing for the Day When Quantum Computing Breaks Today’s Crypto by Roger A. Grimes
  89. Extreme Privacy. What It Takes to Disappear in America by Michael Bazzell
  90. Gray Day. My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy by Eric O’Neill
  91. Minecraft. Guide to the Nether & the End by Mojang Ab
  92. Minecraft. Guide to Redstone by Mojang Ab
  93. McMafia. A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld by Misha Glenny
  94. CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1 by Wendell Odom
  95. (isc)2 Cissp Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8e & Cissp Official (Isc)2 Practice Tests, 2e by Mike Chapple
  96. Secrets of Reverse Engineering by Eldad Eilam
  97. Linux Basics for Hackers. Getting Started with Networking, Scripting, and Security in Kali by OccupyTheWeb
  98. Confront and Conceal. Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power by David E. Sange
  99. (isc)2 Cissp Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide by Mike Chapple.
  100. Cryptoconomy by Gary Miliefsky.


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