Reading List

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John’s Recommended Reading

  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear
  • Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon – Kim Zetter
  • Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World
  • Cyber Crisis: Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World – Eric Cole
  • Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It – Richard Clarke and Robert Knacke
  • Cyber Within: A Security Awareness Story (and guide) for Employees- Marcos Christodonte II
  • Dark Territory : The Secret History of Cyber War – Fred Kaplan
  • Discipline Equals Freedom – Jocko Willink
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win Jocko Willink/Lief Babin
  • Ghost In the Wires: My Adventures as the Worlds Most Wanted Hacker – Mitnick
  • Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights From Our Greatest Minds – Scott Jeffrey Miller
  • Red Team Development and Operations: Zero-Day Edition – Joe Vest & James Tubberville
  • Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers – Andy Greenberg
  • 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 – Mitnick
  • The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking A Spy Through A Maze of Computer Espionage – Cliff Stoll
  • The Dichotomy of Leadership – Jocko Willink/Lief Babin
  • The Smartest Person In The Room: The Root Cause and New Solution For Cybersecurity – Christian Espinosa
  • The Warrior Ethos – Steven Pressfield
  • This is How They Tell Me The World Ends: The Cyber Weapons Arms Race – Nicole Perlroth

Technical Books

  • NMAP6 Cookbook – Marsh
  • The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing – Patrick Engebretson
  • Cybersecurity Essentials – Brooks/Grow/Craig/Short
  • Red Team Field Manual (RTFM) – Ben Clark
  • Blue Team Field Manual (BTFM) – Alan White/Ben Clark
  • Purple Team Field Manual (PTFM) – Tim Bryant
  • Hacker Methodology Handbook (HMH) – Thomas Bobeck
  • Hash Crack: Password Cracking Manual – Joshua Picolet
  • Red Team: Development and Operations – Joe Vest/James Tubberville
  • Operator Handbook – Joshua Picolet
  • The Hacker Playbook (1-3) – Peter Kim
  • Penetration Testing – Georgia Weidman
  • Attacking Network Protocols – James Forshaw
  • Shell Coders Handbook – Anley/Heasman/Linder/Richarte
  • The Web Application Hackers Handbook – Studdard/Pinto
  • The Browser Hackers Handbook – Alcorn\Frichot\Orru
  • Kali Linux Revealed – Hertzog, O’Gorman, Aharoni
  • Linux Hardening in Hostile Environments – Rankin
  • Ubuntu Linux Toolbox – Negus
  • Linux Bible – Bresnahan
  • Python Crash Course 2nd Ed – Eric Matthes

Social Engineering

  • The Ellipsis Manual: Analysis and Engineering of Human Behavior – Chase Hughes
  • Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking – Chris Hadnagy
  • Louder Than Words – Joe Navarro
  • What Every Body is Saying – Joe Navarro
  • The Dictionary of Body Language –Joe Navarro