8 Best Cybersecurity Books to Read

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There are tons of books on cybersecurity, but in this article, we’d like to give you a personal recommendation if you’d like to find the best books about this topic. I asked our CEO, George Egri about his favorite books and here comes the Top 8s:

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems

Written by: Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina
Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems is a useful resource which shows pupils all the vital tools which needed to do forensics analysis in the computer field at a crime scene. This book is a part of the Syngress Digital Forensics Field guides, a great series for any digital and computer forensics students. The series includes checklists for specific tasks, case studies to different situations, also tips that helps in recovering data from digital media, it is like a toolkit.

Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection

Written by: Niels Provos, Thorsten Holz
Description: It is always good to be one step ahead of the attackers, but for that, you have to learn what they know. Security Professionals can improve their defense techniques by enabling Virtual Honeypots. "Virtual Honeypots" written by two industry veterans, which promises to help to handle this topic head-on, with tons of technical details.
"A power-packed resource of technical, insightful information that unveils the world of honeypots in front of the reader’s eyes."—Lenny Zeltser, Information Security Practice Leader at Gemini Systems

Malware, Rootkits & Botnets A Beginner's Guide

Written by: Christopher C. Elisan
Description: Learn how to progress the security pose of your organization and guard against a few of the most pervasive network attacks. Malware, Rootkits & Botnets: A Beginner's Guide clarifies the nature, advancement, and peril of these dangers and offers practices to avoid them.
After investigating the current risk scene, the book describes the complete risk lifecycle, clarifying how cybercriminals make, send, and manage the malware, rootkits, and botnets beneath their control. You'll learn demonstrated procedures for distinguishing and relieving these malicious attacks. Layouts, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on assistance you ought to get begun securing your network right away.

Forensic Discovery

Written by: Dan Farmer, Wietse Venema
Description: Computer forensics--the craftsmanship and science of gathering and analyzing computerized prove, recreating information and assaults, and following perpetrators--is getting to be ever more critical because IT and law experts confront a scourge in computer crime. In Forensic Discovery, two globally recognized specialists present a careful and practical guide to the subject.
Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema cover both hypothesis and hands-on practice, presenting a powerful approach that can often recover evidence considered lost forever.

The Basics of Digital Forensics

Written by: John Sammons
The Basics of Digital Forensics gives you a foundation if you are new to the field of digital forensics. If you want to learn how to conduct examinations by explaining what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key technical concepts and the tools needed to perform examinations this book is a good choice. Digital forensics is discussed in detail in the case of computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud, and the Internet. By the time you finish the book, you will also learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and recover deleted data. This is the only book your students need to get a jump-start into digital forensics investigations.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Written by: Gerard Johansen
Digital Forensics and Incident Response will show you the entire spectrum of tasks regarding incident response, starting with preparatory activities associated with creating an incident response plan and creating a digital forensics capability in your own workplace. You will then begin a detailed examination of digital forensic techniques including collecting evidence, examining volatile memory, hard drive assessment, and network-based evidence. You can also explore the role that threat intelligence plays in the process of incident response. Finally, a well-detailed section about preparing reports will help you to make a written report that can be used either internally or even in a courtroom.

Predicting Malicious Behavior

Written by: Gary M. Jackson
Predicting Malicious Behavior combines real-world security scenarios and actual tools to predict and prevent incidents of terrorism, network hacking, individual criminal behavior, and more. You can learn from a true expert an intelligence officer who invented the technology. The book explores the keys to understanding the dark side of human nature, current and potential security threats, and how to construct a methodology to predict and combat malicious behavior. Also, there is a companion CD included that demonstrates available detection and prediction systems and walks you through on how to conduct a predictive analysis that highlights proactive security measures.

Linux Firewalls: Attack Detection and Response

Written by: Michael Rash
Linux Firewalls discusses the technical details of the iptables firewall and the Netfilter framework that are built into the Linux kernel. The book also explains how they provide strong filtering, application layer inspection capabilities that are competing with the most available commercial tools and Network Address Translation (NAT), state tracking. You'll learn how to deploy iptables as an IDS with psad and fwsnort and how to build a strong, passive authentication layer around iptables with fwknop.

What will you read next?

I hope that you like this summary about the Top 8 books which are personally recommended by our CEO, George. He reads dozens of books every year and these are the best ones, that he could recommend to anyone, who wants to deepen his/her knowledge about cybersecurity. Which one will be the first from this list that you'll read?
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