Cybersecurity Canon Book Report: There Will Be Cyberwar

Given that it’s national cybersecurity awareness month, I hope that all cybersecurity professionals are familiar with the Cybersecurity Canon. For those that are not, the goal of the cybersecurity canon is as follows:

To identify a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners – be they from industry, government or academia -- where the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of the community that is true and precise, reflects the highest quality and, if not read, will leave a hole in the cybersecurity professional’s education that will make the practitioner incomplete.               

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Book Report: Future Crimes

Future Crimes by Marc Goodman details the dark side of technology, examining how new technologies are used and abused for criminal purposes. In just under 400 pages, Goodman provides some basic historical background on computer security and then guides the reader through a cybercrime journey spanning consumer, industrial, medical, and various other technologies.

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Cybersecurity Canon and The Florentine Deception

I first met cybersecurity veteran, Rick Howard, when he joined Palo Alto Networks as Chief Security Officer. During our discussion, Rick mentioned an idea he was promoting for a cybersecurity canon: A list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners -- be they from industry, government, or academia -- where the content is timeless, genuinely represents an aspect of the community that is true and precise, reflects the highest quality and that, if not read, will leave a hole in the cybersecurity professional’s education that will make the practitioner incomplete.

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