Favorite Security Books Of 2018

Here is a list of my favorite security books from 2018 if you are looking for that last minute gift or have some extra time around the holidays to catch up on some reading.  

The GCHQ Puzzle Book 2

I just got The GCHQ Puzzle Book 2, and like the original, it has quickly become the book that I always have in my bag.  It is full of amazingly challenging and thought-provoking problems.  It is easily the best gift you can give the security geek in your life this year. 

Cracking Codes with Python

Cracking Codes with Python: An Introduction to Building and Breaking Ciphers was a great (re)introduction to python development and cryptography concepts. While fairly basic in some places this book will be one I give out to people for years to come. 

Hands-On Security in DevOps

Hands-On Security in DevOps: Ensure continuous security, deployment, and delivery is a great book that covers at a high level what goes into succesfull starting and running a security program.  

Agile Application Security

Agile Application Security: Enabling Security in a Continuous Delivery Pipeline is a book that clearly explains how to make security work in an agile development environment.  This book will be a must-read for security professionals for years to come. 

Dawn of the Code War

Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising is a book by John Carlin that shows both how far the US Federal government has come and how far behind the rest of the world they are.  

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