Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Why do you read books? Some people read books because it is their hobby, some read entertaining books such as novel or science fiction, some prefer philosophy or politic related books, as there are way many too books out there, everyone just choose the topic of their interest.

Before I started my computing journey(pre age 23), I read a lot of books that related to economy and pyschology which is enlightening, I learned how to manage EQ, relationship and partnership management and the trend of macro economy.

But now, most of my times are spent on computing books, technical papers, mailing lists and RSS feeds to keep myself cutting edge about the evolution of technology. Working in InfoSec field requires continuous strength to improve myself. I think reading books may speed up the learning process of certain topics or subjects that I'm not familiar with as I'm learning from the experts in the field.

Anyway here are the books I will buy -

- Computer Networks: Internet Protocols in Action

- Snort Intrusion Detection and Prevention Toolkit

Security Metrics: Replacing Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

- Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection

More books to come but all of these are what I need for the moment.
Enjoy ;]


Anonymous said...

I only read educational books on InfoSec topics because that's what I find the most interesting. I just got Virtual Honeypots in the mail yesterday... I'm only on chapter 3 so I can't give a review of it yet, but so far so good.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask, how many years have you been in the InfoSec field? For me it was Feb. of 2003 when I got Hacking Exposed 4th edition. Prior to that I had no idea that there were actually books on hacking.

geek00L said...


2003 is the first year I started learning computing, and I started my InfoSec career on year 2005.

Keeping myself update is a must when working in this field. Tough choice but I enjoy it.

EinsamSoldat said...

Hi g33k00L, yeah it is always about commitment in the field of work. Such as used weekends or 1 hour each day to enrich ourself.

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