By @SimonCocking review of Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World, reviewed available here from Wiley.
Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World (9781119643371) was previously published as Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World (9781793464187). While this version features a new cover design and introduction, the remaining content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Looking for real-world advice from leading cybersecurity experts? You’ve found your tribe.
Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World is your guide to joining the ranks of hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals around the world. Whether you’re just joining the industry, climbing the corporate ladder, or considering consulting, Tribe of Hackers offers the practical know-how, industry perspectives, and technical insight you need to succeed in the rapidly growing information security market. This unique guide includes inspiring interviews from 70 security experts, including Lesley Carhart, Ming Chow, Bruce Potter, Robert M. Lee, and Jayson E. Street.
- Get the scoop on the biggest cybersecurity myths and misconceptions about security
- Learn what qualities and credentials you need to advance in the cybersecurity field
- Uncover which life hacks are worth your while
- Understand how social media and the Internet of Things has changed cybersecurity
- Discover what it takes to make the move from the corporate world to your own cybersecurity venture
- Find your favorite hackers online and continue the conversation
Tribe of Hackers is a must-have resource for security professionals who are looking to advance their careers, gain a fresh perspective, and get serious about cybersecurity with thought-provoking insights from the world’s most noteworthy hackers and influential security specialists.
Tribe of Hackers: Cybersecurity Advice from the Best Hackers in the World, reviewed
This book was published in 2018 and has been rereleased by Wiley, to bring it to a wider audience, and to also tie in with other related publications, such as the Red Team book, which we will be reviewing also. The content in this book is still relevant however.
The format follows the same template of questions, asked to seventy different influential thought leaders in this area. This approach can work as it is open to every respondent how they chose to answer these questions. Editorially they have also been smart and ensured that where answers were less than optimal or not relevant they are then trimmed back or edited accordingly.
For people looking to learn more in this field, planning to take a course in this area, or trying to work out who are smart and relevant people to follow on Twitter and other social media outlets this book gives you a helpful primer and starting point. It makes sense to use this as a guide, and reference point, and something to dip into. It would be hard to read it straight through from cover to cover, but is a great resource to have near to hand on your cybersecurity desk.
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