A Quick Walkthrough on Cyber Security Holiday Reading

Years and years pass by but some of the critical cyber issues show no signs to abate. From purchasing a cyber-insurance policy to deal with ransomware or keeping at the top of privacy issues, being prepared with new things and guidance can make sure a successful renewal and it can help you manage your risks. To help you in that way, here we are mentioning a cyber-security reading list that you can think to read in your holidays:

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Hacking: The Art of Exploitation (2nd Edition)

  • Author: Jon Erickson

This book dives into the creative world of problem exploitation and solving. Instead of walking through the different exploits and how they work, this book provides a holistic view of network communication, programming, and the latest hacking techniques. Unlike various books on cybersecurity, this book comes with LiveCD. In this disc, you get a complete environment of Linux that helps you to get your hand dirty with debugging and programming code – everything without modifying or compromising your OS (Operating System).

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

  • Author: Kevin Mitnick

This book is authored by the most famous hacker of the world – Kevin Mitnick. This is one of those books on cybersecurity that gives information to readers about what they may do to protect their information and themselves in the digital age of Big Data and Big Brother.

Ghosts in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted  Hacker

  • Author: Kevin Mitnick

This is the second book on the list of Kevin Mitnick. This is a brilliant book wherein the author provides his first-hand experience for accessing computers and networks at various big corporations like Pacific Bell, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.

Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World

  • Author: Joseph Menn

If you are unaware of the content of this book, it refers to the oldest and most respected group of hacking in the United States. They aided in developing the TOR and by their hacktivist efforts, encouraged many corporations of the U.S. to take their security protocols to the next level. In this book, their impact on the world and their history is mentioned.

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

  • Author: Simon Singh

 This book gives an enlightening walk through the long-spanning encryption history. It mentions how encryption has played a vital role to shape the course of the world.

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking

  • Author: Christopher Hadnagy

This book showcases both the laziness and creative genius of hackers. Why you should go through various efforts and rigmarole of climbing and breaking through the virtual window when you can walk through the front door that is opened. In this book, you will find all the vulnerabilities that exist within the business's human elements and breaks down how you can anticipate, prevent, and recognize social engineering attacks.

Practical Malware Analysis

  • Author: Michael Sikorski

This book provides you an in-depth look at the approaches and solutions that any professional analyst may use to deal with malware threats. This hands-on approach to the analysis of malware takes you via everything from how to make a safe virtual environment to develop methods to unpack malware and analyze various cases.

The CERT Guide to Insider Threats

  • Author: Andrew. P. Moore, Dawn M. Cappelli, Randall F. Tzeciak

This guide is among those books on cybersecurity that breakdowns all the findings of the CERT insider threat center that is inside the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.

The Cyber Effect

  • Author: Mary Aiken

This book gives you a ground-breaking exploration of the way cyberspace is changing. The content of the book is driven by the experience of the author as a forensic cyber-psychologist. The author has worked with agencies of law enforcement worldwide.

Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions

  • Author: Stuart McClure, George Kurtz, Joel Scambray

In this book, in-depth knowledge of hacking from the standpoint of academics is provided. Here everything from exploring to the foot-printing is provided. The three experts of cybersecurity help you to learn what you don't know in making an informed decision and taking effective actions.

Summing it Up!

New threats in the cyber world continue to emerge almost every day and hitting all sizes of companies starting from small businesses to government organizations. Those who are not giving importance to addressing these issues and how cyber liability insurance can be helpful may face problems when they least expect it. To give it a heads-up we have mentioned here a list of some books on cybersecurity that you can read during your holidays. Go through all or some of these books and think about cyber insurance closely to deal with various cybersecurity issues.

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 18 January 2023

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