The Cybersecurity Canon Award Winners: Impactful Books on Cybersecurity

by Katherine Bodendorfer

WhiteHawk is pleased to spread the word about all 2017 and 2018 Cybersecurity Canon award winners. The Cybersecurity Canon committee which is sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, has put together a list of informative books for all cybersecurity professionals and practitioners. The objective of the Canon reading list is to “identify a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners—be they from industry, government or academia— [where if the books] are not read, [it] will make the practitioner incomplete. Check this list out today!

Please take a look at the Cybersecurity Canon’s website by clicking here to see the rest of their extensive reading list recommendations and book reviews.

site reliability

Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems  By Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, and Niall Richard Murphy



how to measure                        

How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk By Douglas W Hubbard, Richard Seiersen, Daniel E. Geer Jr. (Foreword by), Stuart McClure (Forward by)


the practice of network

The Practice of Network Security Monitoring By Richard Bejtlich




Worm By Mark Bowden




Phoenix project

The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win By Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford




Hacking Exposed Series By McGraw-Hill Education



tester guide

Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide By David Kennedy, Jim O’Gorman, Devon Kearns, and Mati Aharoni




Secrets and Lies By Bruce Schneier



Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security By Christopher Hadnagy



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