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Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Ranked

Here is a list of the best Computer Security books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Computer Security: A Hands-on Approach (2017)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedThis book is for students, computer scientists, computer engineers, programmers, software developers, network and system administrators, and others who want to learn the principles of computer security and understand how various security attacks and countermeasures work.
Author(s): Wenliang Du

Computer Security: A Hands-on Approach (2019)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Rankedtitled “Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach, 2nd Edition”. It is created to lower the cost on students, as many courses only need this part. It covers 17 of the 26 chapters. Unique among computer security texts, the Second Edition of the Computer Security: A Hands-on Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a hands-on approach.
Author(s): Wenliang Du

Computer Security Fundamentals (Pearson IT Cybersecurity Curriculum (ITCC)) (2016)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedONE-VOLUME INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started.
Author(s): Easttom II, William (Chuck)

Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition (Official Comptia Guide) (2015)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedPublisher’s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Written by leading information security educators, this fully revised, full-color computer security textbook covers CompTIA’s fastest-growing credential, CompTIA Security+.Principles of Computer Security, Fourth Edition is a stud…
Author(s): Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, et al.

Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Fourth Edition (2014)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedPractice the Computer Security Skills You Need to Succeed! Instructor resources available: #512,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #89 in Internet & Networking Computer Hardware #137 in Computer Viruses #102 in Computer Simulation (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Vincent J. Nestler , Keith Harrison, et al.

Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies (2018)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedRely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety and online security written expressly for a non-technical audience. You will have just what you need to protect yourself―step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible. Just how secure is your computer right now? You probably don’t really know.
Author(s): Carey Parker

Computer Security Handbook, Set (2014)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedComputer security touches every part of our daily lives from our computers and connected devices to the wireless signals around us. Breaches have real and immediate financial, privacy, and safety consequences. This handbook has compiled advice from top professionals working in the real world about how to minimize the possibility of computer security breaches in your systems.
Author(s): Seymour Bosworth, M. E. Kabay, et al.

Computer Hacking: This Book Includes: Hacking Tools for Computers with Linux Mint, Linux for Beginners and Kali Linux Tools and Hacking with Kali Linux with Basic Security Testing (2019)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Ranked2 Manuscripts in 1 Book Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE!If you want to learn the art of hacking, then keep readingThis book set includes:Book 1)   Hacking tools for computers: A Complete Overview on Linux, Including Linux Mint, the First Notions of Linux for Beginners and Kali Linux ToolsBook 2)   Hacking with Kali Linux: The Complete Guide on K…
Author(s): ICT School

Introduction to Computer Security: Pearson New International Edition (1729)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedIntroduction to Computer Security is a new Computer Security textbook for a new generation of IT professionals. It is ideal for computer-security courses that are taught at the undergraduate level and that have as their sole prerequisites an introductory computer science sequence (e.g., CS 1/CS 2).
Author(s): Unknown

Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World (2012)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedComputer users have a significant impact on the security of their computer and personal information as a result of the actions they perform (or do not perform). Helping the average user of computers, or more broadly information technology, make sound security decisions, Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World focuses on practical security topics that users are likely to encounter on a regular basis.
Author(s): Douglas Jacobson, Joseph Idziorek

CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide (2017)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedThe CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions.
Author(s): Darril Gibson

Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach (2019)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Rankedtitled “Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach, 2nd Edition” (687 pages). It is created to lower the cost on students, as many courses only need this part. It covers 16 of the 26 chapters. Unique among computer security texts, the Second Edition of the Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a hands-on approach.
Author(s): Wenliang Du

Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition (2018)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedLearn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more.
Author(s): Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, et al.

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know About Computer and Cyber Security, Social Engineering, The Internet of Things + An Ethical Hacking for Beginners (2019)

 Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedDo you create tons of accounts you will never again visit? Do you get annoyed thinking up new passwords, so you just use the same one across all your accounts? Does your password contain a sequence of numbers, such as “123456”? Do you automatically click all links and download all email attachments coming from your friends?
Author(s): Lester Evans

Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some computer security books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Computer Hacking Beginners Guide - How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack

Author(s): Alan T. Norman
ID: 2494532, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 24. Februar 20, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Information Systems Security: 16th International Conference, ICISS 2020, Jammu, India, December 16–20, 2020, Proceedings

Author(s): Salil Kanhere, Vishwas T. Patil, Shamik Sural, Manoj S. Gaur
ID: 2838654, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 29 Mb, Format: pdf

Computer Security: ESORICS 2020 International Workshops, CyberICPS, SECPRE, and ADIoT, Guildford, UK, September 14–18, 2020, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Sokratis Katsikas, Frédéric Cuppens, Nora Cuppens, Costas Lambrinoudakis, Christos Kalloniatis, John Mylopoulos, Annie Antón, Stefanos Gritzalis, Weizhi Meng, Steven Furnell
ID: 2854160, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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