Best 10 Cybersecurity Books 2018 – Must-Reads Book List

Best Cybersecurity Books 2018

There are tons of books on our favorite topic, but it’s always impossible to squeeze them all into one cybersecurity book list. On top of that not all of them are good enough to feature them on CyberDB. We have created a list with the must-reads cybersecurity books 2018. Some of them are in print for years, but it’s never too late to read them now. If you think that we have missed something, feel free to contact us and share your recommendations! Without further delay and in no particular order here is our list:

Best Cybersecurity Books 2018

Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions@Stuart McClure, Joe Scambray, @George KurtzHacking Exposed

“Bolster your system’s security and defeat the tools and tactics of cyber-criminals with expert advice and defense strategies from the world-renowned Hacking Exposed team. Case studies expose the hacker’s latest devious methods and illustrate field-tested remedies. Find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks.”

Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies Corey Schou, Steven Hernandez

Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies

“It leads you through building an IT strategy and offers an organizational approach to identifying, implementing, and controlling information assurance initiatives for small businesses and global enterprises alike.”

 

The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing@Peter Kim The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing

“Whether you’re downing energy drinks while desperately looking for an exploit, or preparing for an exciting new job in IT security, this guide is an essential part of any ethical hacker’s library—so there’s no reason not to get in the game.”

 

Applied Network Security Monitoring: Collection, Detection, and Analysis@Chris Sanders, @Jason SmithApplied Network Security Monitoring: Collection, Detection, and Analysis

Applied Network Security Monitoring is the essential guide to becoming an NSM analyst from the ground up. This book takes a fundamental approach, complete with real-world examples that teach you the key concepts of NSM.”

 

Network Security Through Data Analysis: Building Situational AwarenessMichael CollinsNetwork Security Through Data Analysis: Building Situational Awareness

“Divided into three sections, this book examines the process of collecting and organizing data, various tools for analysis, and several different analytic scenarios and techniques. It’s ideal for network administrators and operational security analysts familiar with scripting.”

 

Security Metrics, A Beginner’s Guide@Caroline WongSecurity Metrics, A Beginner's Guide

“This practical resource covers project management, communication, analytics tools, identifying targets, defining objectives, obtaining stakeholder buy-in, metrics automation, data quality, resourcing and cloud-based security metrics.”

 

The Tao of Network Security Monitoring: Beyond Intrusion Detection@Richard BejtlichThe Tao of Network Security Monitoring: Beyond Intrusion Detection

In The Tao of Network Security Monitoring , Richard Bejtlich explores the products, people, and processes that implement the NSM model. By focusing on case studies and the application of open source tools, he helps you gain hands-on knowledge of how to better defend networks and how to mitigate damage from security incidents.”

 

The Computer Incident Response Planning HandbookN.K. McCarthy, Matthew Tod, Jeff KlabenThe Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk

The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk shows you how to build and manage successful response plans for the cyber incidents that have become inevitable for organizations of any size. Find out why these plans work. Learn the step-by-step process for developing and managing plans built to address the wide range of issues organizations face in times of crisis.”

Hacked Again@Scott N. SchoberaHacked Again

Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a top wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked. As a small business owner, family man, and tech pundit, Scott finds himself leading a compromised life”

 

Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?@Ted Claypoole, @Theresa PaytonProtecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?

“The state of Internet anonymity has been exposed to scrutiny lately, and the authors explore how anonymous you can really choose to be when conducting activity on the web. The growth of social networks is also addressed as a way to project your best image and to protect yourself from embarrassing statements. Building on the first book, this new edition has everything you need to know to protect yourself, your family, and your reputation online.”

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