Anyone can get into cybersecurity. All it takes is skill, talent, a little paranoia and of course powerful yet easy to follow references. Below are some of the Top Cybersecurity Books for Beginners for prospective cybersecurity specialists to check out.
Security Testing with Raspberry Pi by Daniel W. Dieterle – The Raspberry Pi is the go-to board for hobbyist and makers alike. Now delve deep into the world of cybersecurity and ethical hacking using the full line of Raspberry Pis, from the credit card sized Pi 4 to the $10 Pi Zero 0.
Hacking: A Beginners’ Guide to Computer Hacking, Basic Security, And Penetration Testing by John Slavio– Yes, as the title says, hacking is a requisite skill in the field of cybersecurity. It more discusses the concepts that students need to learn about cybersecurity and gently nudges their interest.
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson – is also one of Top Cybersecurity Books for Beginners students should try before working on frameworks, as this book teaches the art of C programming for prospective hackers who have yet to be coding proficient. It of course teaches the basics of hijacking TCP connections and cracking encrypted wireless traffic.
Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software by Andrew Honig -the key to understanding Cybersecurity is to understand how the enemy ticks. After gaining some coding chops, this book teaches students on how to dissect, debug and analyze malware to see how they work and how they can be stopped.
The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws by Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto – teaches students the art of looking for security flaws in web applications and executing fraudulent transactions. It’s always best to see what the other side does before knowing how to stop them. Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy is a good follow up because malware needs assistance to get in, and security always starts with the individual. The human element must always be considered when coming up with a cybersecurity solution.
Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman – is a good follow-up to the aforementioned because as the title says, it introduces students to the basics of penetration testing. The core techniques and basic tools. It then teaches students on how to use the Metasploit framework. To better understand Metasploit, follow this up with Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide by David Kennedy.
Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux, 3rd Edition– For 8 years (almost 10 ) “Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux” series has been the go-to security training guide for universities and cybersecurity training centers around the globe. The latest edition uses the same winning hands on, step by step, learn by doing formula that so many students know and love.