reading list

Foreign Policy & Intelligence

Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes - Richard A. Clarke, R.P. Eddy

Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World - Bruce Schneier

The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet - Molly Sauter, Ethan Zuckerman

The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace - Alexander Klimburg

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon - Kim Zetter

Cyber Wars: Hacks that Shocked the Business World - Charles Arthur

Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage - Gordon Corera

The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age - Adam Segal

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence - Jonathan Haslam

Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World - Bruce Schneier

Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate - Abdel Bari Atwan

@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex - Shane Harris

Digital Middle East: State and Society in the Information Age - Mohamed Zayani

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age - David E. Sanger

Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War - Fred Kaplan

Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat - John P. Carlin

Cyberwar: How Russia helped Elect Trump - Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The Virtual Weapon and International Order - Lucas Kello

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust, and Fear between Nations - Ben Buchanan

Future Crimes: How Our Radical Dependence on Technology Threatens Us All - Marc Goodman

Ethical Hacking & Security Textbooks

Basically anything from No Starch Press: Hacking & Computer Security

Real-World Bug Hunting - A Field Guide to Web Hacking - Peter Yaworski

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information - Michael Bazzell

Android Malware and Analysis - Ken Dunham, Shane Hartman, Manu Quintans, Jose Andre Morales, Tim Strazzere

Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software - Michael Sikorski, Andrew Honig

Practical Reverse Engineering: x86, x64, ARM, Windows Kernel, Reversing Tools, and Obfuscation - Bruce Dang (Author), Alexandre Gazet (Author), Elias Bachaalany (Author), Sébastien Josse (Contributor)

Android Hacker’s Handbook - Joshua J. Drake (Author), Zach Lanier (Author), Collin Mulliner (Author), Pau Oliva Fora (Author), Stephen A. Ridley (Author), Georg Wicherski (Author)

Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C - Bruce Schneier

Rtfm: Red Team Field Manual - Ben Clark

The Mobile Application Hacker’s Handbook - Dominic Chell (Author), Tyrone Erasmus (Author), Shaun Colley (Author), Ollie Whitehouse (Author)

Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM) - Alan J White (Author), Ben Clark (Contributor)

The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications - Michal Zalewski

Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems - Ross J. Anderson

Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought - Drew Neil

Pro Git - Scott Chacon, Ben Straub

Hacking : The Art of Exploitation - Jon Erickson

Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis - Laura Chappell


The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage - Cliff Stoll

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker - Kevin Mitnick

Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking - Poornima Vijayashanker, Karen Catlin

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien” - Jeremy N. Smith

Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology - Ellen Ullman

Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents - Ellen Ullman

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