📚 Book Lovin' Geek Mamas are on a mission to promote a love of books and reading to everyone. We help our visitors to find their next favorite book. Our authors regularly create and post so-called listicles (also known as booklists) on various mostly tech-related topics.

Best Information Security Books To Read

There are countless Information Security courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

CISM Certified Information Security Manager All-in-One Exam Guide (2018)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadWritten by an information security executive consultant, experienced author, and university instructor, this highly effective integrated self-study system enables you to take the challenging CISM exam with complete confidence. CISM Certified Information Security Manager All-in-One Exam Guide covers all four exam domains developed by ISACA. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations.
Author(s): Peter H. Gregory

The Basics of Information Security: Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice (2014)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadAs part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects.
Author(s): Jason Andress

Principles of Information Security (2017)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadMaster the latest technology and developments from the field with the book specifically oriented to the needs of information systems students like you — PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY, 6E. Taking a managerial approach, this bestseller emphasizes all aspects of information security, rather than just a technical control perspective.
Author(s): Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord

Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure (2017)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadDespite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don’t have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job.
Author(s): Lee Brotherston, Amanda Berlin

Fundamentals of Information Systems Security (2016)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadNote: This is a standalone book and does not include virtual labs access.Revised and updated with the latest data in the field, Fundamentals of Information Systems Security, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts readers must know as they pursue careers in information systems security.
Author(s): David Kim, Michael G. Solomon

(ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide (2018)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadCISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You’ll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more.
Author(s): Mike Chapple , James Michael Stewart, et al.

Information Security Risk Assessment Toolkit: Practical Assessments through Data Collection and Data Analysis (2012)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadIn order to protect company’s information assets such as sensitive customer records, health care records, etc., the security practitioner first needs to find out: what needs protected, what risks those assets are exposed to, what controls are in place to offset those risks, and where to focus attention for risk treatment. This is the true value and purpose of information security risk assessments.
Author(s): Mark Talabis, Jason Martin

Elementary Information Security (2015)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadEach new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.Elementary Information Security is certified to comply fully with the NSTISSI 4011: the federal training standard for information security professionals.See a detailed topic matching spr…
Author(s): Richard E. Smith

Information Security: Principles and Practices (2nd Edition) (Certification/Training) (2014)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadEverything You Need to Know About Modern Computer Security, in One Book Clearly explains all facets of information security in all 10 domains of the latest Information Security Common Body of Knowledge [(ISC)² CBK]. Thoroughly updated for today’s challenges, technologies, procedures, and best practices. The perfect resource for anyone pursuing an IT security career.
Author(s): Mark S. Merkow, Jim Breithaupt

Information Security Handbook: Develop a threat model and incident response strategy to build a strong information security framework (2017)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadHaving an information security mechanism is one of the most crucial factors for any organization. Important assets of organization demand a proper risk management and threat model for security, and so information security concepts are gaining a lot of traction. This book starts with the concept of information security and shows you why it’s important.It then moves on to modules such as threat modeling, risk management, and mitigation.
Author(s): Darren Death

Breaking IN: A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Information Security (2019)

 Best Information Security Books To ReadAre you NEW to the Information Security field?LOST trying to figure a way to get a job as a Security Analyst?OVERWHELMED by all the information out there and not sure where to start?Can’t afford $$$$ for certifications?If so, this book is for you.In this book, you will learn: This book is designed to be the first book on your journey into a career in