This is a collection of some of the various books I have read and found useful. This list is not meant to be used as a learning path, just as a reference for if you’re a similar topic. Note: I’m only listing books I’ve found useful.
Hacking APIs - Corey Ball
Date Read: January 2022 Note: This should be required reading for every API or WebApp pentester
Extreme Privacy: What It Takes To Dissapear - Michael Bazzell
Date Read: 2021 Note: Makes you a little paranoid but for all the right reasons...
Date Read: 2021 Note: One of the most well thought-out/explained books I've read. Cannot recommend enough. Fantastic.
Practical Vim: Edit At The Speed Of Thought - Drew Neil
Date Read: 2021 Note: A great introduction to VIM if you're a huge nerd like me.
Nmap Network Scanning: The Official NMAP Project Guide - Gordon Fyodor Lyon
Date Read: 2021 Note: Great book to skim through and find out you know nothing about NMAP.
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide: CLF-C01 Exam - Ben Piper, David Clinton
Date Read: 2021 Note: Never took the exam, but a good read if you want to learn the basics.
PowerShell For Sysadmins - Adam Bertram
Date Read: 2021 Note: Good introduction to powershell. Do the projects though.
Automate the Boring Stuff With Python - Al Sweigart
Date Read: 2020 Note: Great introduction to python. Make sure you do the projects.
CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide: Exam XK0-004 - Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum
Date Read: 2020 Note: Great book that covers a lot of Linux fundamentals.
CompTIA Project+ Study Guide: Exam PK0-004 - Kim Heldman
Date Read: 2019 Note: Not saying the exam is worth it, but this book got me to pass it.
CompTIA Security+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide - Mike Meyers
Date read: 2019 Note: Great suppliment to Mike Meyer's udemy course for the Security+ Exam.
CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide - Mike Meyers
Date Read: 2019 Note: Great suppliment to Mike Meyer's udemy course for the Network+ Exam.
CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide - Mike Meyers
Date Read: 2018 Note: Great suppliment to Mike Meyer's udemy course for the A+ Exam.
Countdown To zero Day - Kim Zetter
Date Read: 2015 Note: This book got me so interested in security I decided to make it my career.