Best Books to Learn Cybersecurity for Beginners ( Top 5)

Best Books to Learn Cybersecurity for Beginners

Best Books to Learn Cybersecurity for Beginners

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One more “Best book award to my book , Cybersecurity The Beginners Guide , this time by Flatiron School , which has building talents in Technology , especially software engineering , cybersecurity and science since 2012 .

All that I can say is , THANK YOU

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There are many general guides for cybersecurity, and they tend to cram in lots of information for a broad audience. If you’re a beginner, you may not find everything relevant, and a more understandable book might be more suitable. Here are some cybersecurity books written specifically for beginners.

Cybersecurity For Dummies – Joseph Steinberg

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

If you’ve ever tried to find a beginner-level book on a subject, you’re probably familiar with the “For Dummies” style books. These books tend to have a very relaxed, simple way of presenting the information. For readers that enjoy lists, graphics, and analogies over blocks of text, this is a must-have. We recommend this book for a quick grasp of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity: The Beginner’s Guide: A Comprehensive Guide To Getting Started In Cybersecurity – Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Rating: 4.6/5 Stars

This book, written by a tenured professional, is required material for cybersecurity 101 level classes across many universities. The primary audience for this material is pretty much any major related to computer science, giving a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity as a whole. It also has information for anyone interested in a career in cybersecurity, with descriptions of typical cybersecurity jobs.

Cybersecurity Beginners Guide
Cybersecurity Beginners Guide Award winning book

Cybersecurity for Beginners – Raef Meeuwisse

Rating: 4.8/5 Stars

You won’t pass any certification tests by reading this book, but you will get important information and highly technical topics boiled down into bite-sized chunks. The book also includes a handy index and glossary of terms. Meeuwisse manages to use a small number of words to describe massive concepts packed with important cybersecurity information.

CYBER SECURITY: Ultimate Beginners Guide to Learn the Basics and Effective Methods of Cyber Security (An Essential Guide to Ethical Hacking for Beginners) – Michael Steven

Rating: 4.9/5 Stars

There’s a lot of information to digest in this field, especially when it comes to the technical aspects of cybersecurity. The author has spent his life researching cybersecurity, and the book is filled with real-world examples of cyber threats. While many beginners’ guides explain how concepts work in a light tone, this book shows the tragedy of cyber threats and reminds readers why cybersecurity is crucial to infrastructure.

Cybersecurity The Beginner's Guide
Cybersecurity The Beginner’s Guide

Cybersecurity The Beginner’s Guide

It’s not a secret that there is a huge talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. Everyone is talking about it including the prestigious Forbes Magazine, Tech Republic, CSO Online, DarkReading, and SC Magazine, among many others. Additionally, Fortune CEO’s like Satya Nadella, McAfee’s CEO Chris Young, Cisco’s CIO Colin Seward along with organizations like ISSA, research firms like Gartner too shine light on it from time to time.

This book put together all the possible information with regards to cybersecurity, why you should choose it, the need for cybersecurity and how can you be part of it and fill the cybersecurity talent gap bit by bit. Starting with the essential understanding of security and its needs, we will move to the security domain changes and how artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping to secure systems.

Later, this book will walk you through all the skills and tools that everyone who wants to work as a security personal needs to be aware of. Then, this book will teach readers how to think like an attacker and explore some advanced security methodologies. Lastly, this book will dive deep into how to build practice labs, explore real-world use cases, and get acquainted with various security certifications.

By the end of this book, readers will be well-versed with the security domain and will be capable of making the right choices in the cybersecurity field

Things you will learn

  • Get an overview of what cybersecurity is, learn about the different faces of cybersecurity and identify the domain that suits you best
  • Plan your transition into cybersecurity in an efficient and effective way
  • Learn how to build upon your existing skills and experience in order to prepare for your career in cybersecurity

To order the book :

Amazon: Order here

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Packt Publishing: Order here

  • ISBN : 978 1 78588 533 2
  • ASIN: 1789616190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1789616194

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication

Date: May 24, 2019

Language: English

Number of Pages: 390

About Flatiron School

As a leader in the tech bootcamp industry, Flatiron School believes that education is the best investment you can make in your future. We’re committed to helping you learn the skills you need to change your life and your world for the better.

Our programs provide an immersive, outcomes-driven curriculum for students looking to launch a career in software engineering, cybersecurity, data science, or product design. Courses are offered both online and in-person on campuses across the country.

Flatiron School is frequently ranked as a top coding bootcamp by industry publications. In addition to student programs, we also offer targeted education solutions for organizations.

About my book

I am so used to hear questions like:
“How can I start my career in Cyber Security? ”
“How can I switch to Cyber?”
“What are your recommendations for us to be successful?”

If not every day at least a few times every week, I come across such questions, regardless of whether I am in Australia, Asia, Africa, America or you name it. This coerced me to write blogs about it on various platforms such as LinkedIn and ErdalOzkaya.com  yet, it was not detailed enough to help the beginners or career switchers to get started.
It’s not a secret that there is a huge talent gap in the cybersecurity industry. Everyone is talking about it including the prestigious Forbes Magazine, TechRepublic, CSO Online, DarkReading, and SC Magazine, among many others.

Additionally, Fortune CEO’s like Satya Nadella, McAfee’s CEO Chris Young, Cisco’s CIO Colin Seward along with organizations like ISSA, research firms like Gartner too shine light on it from time to time.

I have been motivated time and again by working closely with Ann Johnson, Vice President, Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions group. Her tweets, her talks, and her passion for work have always encouraged me. Through her public speeches and our one to ones, she has influenced me to add value to this domain.

Being also an academician, lecturing graduate and postgraduate classes at University, I get involved with young minds eager to kick start their career. Listening to them, trying to guide them demands that I keep myself up to date with all possible insights into cybersecurity. Giving advice to individuals in a limited time frame, such as after sessions or in a specific time frame has always been challenging. And I was aware of the need to create a detailed guide for anyone who wanted to be part of this challenging and rewarding industry.

Finally, while I was delivering a Cybersecurity workshop in India for a group of IT Experts, I received similar questions, related to how they can be experts in Cyber & AI. I have noticed it was time to do something. My dear friend Deepayan (who wrote his recommendations in the Experts part)  was also an instructor in the same workshop, and he shared with me his experience on the same topic.

After a few hours of very detailed discussion, I decided to reach out to Heramb, the acquisition editor from Packt and share my idea. And beyond any doubt, Packt was also aware of the same issue, and here is the book. Ready to be shipped in few days into your libraries.

There are possibly endless resources and information already available on the internet today, which talks about how to start in a particular area of cybersecurity. However, if so many people are reaching out, and seek just basic guidance to kickstart a career in security then it must be a general problem and could be a very simple one.

The fact is – the information available on the internet is either overwhelming for someone to process it, or too much fragmented. I decided to put together all the possible information with regards to cybersecurity. It includes why you should choose it, the need for cybersecurity and how can you be part of it and fill the gap bit by bit.

And finally, here is the book. After outlining the topics, we reached out to some close friends who did spend years in Cybersecurity, and we asked them to share their experience with our readers as well.

I hope it will help many individuals and organizations to up their cybersecurity game.

Good Luck
Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

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