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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!

1. Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach (2019)

Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & RankedUnique among computer security texts, the Second Edition of the Computer & Internet Security: A Hands-on Approach builds on the author’s long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a hands-on approach. For each security principle, the book uses a series of hands-on activities to help explain the principle; readers can “touch”, play with, and experiment with the principle, instead of just reading about it. The hands-on activities are based on the author’s widely adopted , which have been used by over 1000 institutes in more than 65 countries. – Software security: attacks…
Author(s): Wenliang Du

2. 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. Equipped with the knowledge from this book, readers will be able to design and implement software systems and applications that are secure against attacks. They will also be able to evaluate the risks faced by computer and network systems, detect common vulnerabilities in software, use proper methods…
Author(s): Wenliang Du

3. 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. For each security principle, the book uses a series of hands-on activities to help explain the principle; readers can touch, play with, and experiment with the principle, instead of just reading about it. The…
Author(s): Wenliang Du

4. 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. Drawing on 20+ years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing…
Author(s): Easttom II, William (Chuck)

5. 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 student-tested, introductory computer security textbook that provides comprehensive coverage of computer and network security fundamentals in an engaging and dynamic full-color design. In addition to…
Author(s): Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, et al.

6. 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.

7. 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. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you’re like most people, you have no clue how these things work and don’t know the real threats.Protecting your computer is like defending a medieval castle. While moats, walls, drawbridges, and castle guards can be effective, you’d go broke…
Author(s): Carey Parker

8. 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. Written for professionals and college students, it provides comprehensive best guidance about how to minimize hacking, fraud, human error, the effects of natural disasters, and more. This essential and…
Author(s): Seymour Bosworth, M. E. Kabay, et al.

9. 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 reading…This 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 Kali Linux for Beginners and Hacking Tools. Includes Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux.The first book explains about the Installation…
Author(s): ICT School

10. 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).  Unlike most other computer security textbooks available today, Introduction to Computer Security, 1e does NOT focus on the mathematical and computational foundations of security, and it does not assume an extensive background in computer science. Instead it looks at the systems, technology, management, and policy side of security, and…
Author(s): Unknown

11. 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. Written for nontechnical readers, the book provides context to routine computing tasks so that readers better understand the function and impact of security in everyday life. The authors offer practical computer…
Author(s): Douglas Jacobson, Joseph Idziorek

12. 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. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations…
Author(s): Darril Gibson

13. 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. For each security principle, the book uses a series of hands-on activities to help explain the principle; readers can touch, play with, and experiment with the principle, instead of just reading about it. The…
Author(s): Wenliang Du

14. 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. Written by a pair of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+® and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) will help you pass the exam and become a CompTIA certified computer security expert.Find out how to:•Ensure…
Author(s): Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, et al.

15. Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know About Computer and Cyber Security, Social Engineering, The Internet of Things + An Essential Guide to 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? This book will show you just how incredibly lucky you are that nobody’s hacked you before.With this handy little book as your starting point, you can finally go from a starry-eyed internet user to a paranoid cybersecurity geek. With plenty of examples, this book…
Author(s): Lester Evans

Best Computer Security Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Advances in Decision Sciences, Image Processing, Security and Computer Vision: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE), Vol. 1

Author(s): Suresh Chandra Satapathy, K. Srujan Raju, K. Shyamala, D. Rama Krishna, Margarita N. Favorskaya
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 74 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408948

Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Technologies, Big Data and Security

Author(s): Waleed Ejaz, Alagan Anpalagan
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311274

Mobile Internet Security: Second International Symposium, MobiSec 2017, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, October 19–22, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Ilsun You, Hsing-Chung Chen, Vishal Sharma, Igor Kotenko
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 25 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314107

Critical Information Infrastructures Security: 13th International Conference, CRITIS 2018, Kaunas, Lithuania, September 24-26, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Eric Luiijf, Inga Žutautaitė, Bernhard M. Hämmerli
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 20 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354646

Information and Operational Technology Security Systems: First International Workshop, IOSec 2018, CIPSEC Project, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 13, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Apostolos P. Fournaris, Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Eva Marín Tordera
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354924

Risks and Security of Internet and Systems: 13th International Conference, CRiSIS 2018, Arcachon, France, October 16–18, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Akka Zemmari, Mohamed Mosbah, Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Frédéric Cuppens
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354928

Information Security and Cryptology – ICISC 2018: 21st International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, November 28–30, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Kwangsu Lee
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354929

Computer Security: ESORICS 2018 International Workshops, CyberICPS 2018 and SECPRE 2018, Barcelona, Spain, September 6–7, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Sokratis K. Katsikas, Frédéric Cuppens, Nora Cuppens, Costas Lambrinoudakis, Annie Antón, Stefanos Gritzalis, John Mylopoulos, Christos Kalloniatis
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354972

Innovative Security Solutions for Information Technology and Communications: 11th International Conference, SecITC 2018, Bucharest, Romania, November 8–9, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Jean-Louis Lanet, Cristian Toma
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 34 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354987

Information Security and Cryptology: 14th International Conference, Inscrypt 2018, Fuzhou, China, December 14-17, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Fuchun Guo, Xinyi Huang, Moti Yung
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355062

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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