Sunday, October 11, 2015

Books! Books! Books! - The Cybersecurity Canon.

Yes there is apparently such a thing as a Cybersecurity Canon - Who knew?

Rick Howard, Palo Alto Networks Chief Security Officer, proposes the Cybersecurity Canon: a list of must-read books where the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of the community that is true and precise, and, if not read, leaves a hole in a cybersecurity professional’s education that will make the practitioner incomplete.

I am not a cybersecurity professional, so I am allowed gaps in my education that render me incomplete.  In my case it's grades 6 through 12 as well as a few of these books.

The Cannon as it currently exists  (links at the original site)

Cyber History and Culture 

No Place to Hide *
Worm *
Where Wizards Stay Up Late *

 Cyber Crime

Fatal System Error *
Kingpin *
Future Crimes


Cryptonomicon *
Neuromancer *
Reamde *
Snow Crash *
The Blue Nowhere
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo *
Zero Day *
The Florentine Deception *

 Cyber Warefare

Confront and Conceal
Cyber War 
Cyber Warfare (Syngress)
Cyber Warfare (O'Reilly)
Tallinn Manual On The International Law Applicable To Cyber Warfare
@War *


The Cert Guide To Insider Threats
The Practice  Of  Network Security Monitoring - reading
Secrets and Lies
Security Metrics
The Code Book
Measuring And Managing Information Risk

Personally i think I would have put The Cuckoos Egg in there somewhere, probably cyber history, and I think Ghost Fleet is a far better choice than The Florentine Deception, especially since it makes you confront possible upcoming threats. 
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