Security Library

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... 

Practical Lock Picking: A Phyisical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide - Deviant Ollam

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.