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Best Books on Privacy

Navigate the complex world of personal and data privacy with top-rated books sourced from authoritative tech and privacy blogs. These essential reads are ranked based on their prevalence in expert discussions and articles.

Recommendations from 9 articles, Matt Levine, Mark Russinovich, Linda Xie and 7 others.
Best Books on Privacy
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Hacking Exposed 7
Network Security Secrets and Solutions
Stuart McClure - 2005-04-19 (first published in 2000)
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This computer security book is a must-read for businesses and consumers alike. "Hacking Exposed 7" covers advanced persistent threats, wireless security, malware, and more to keep you up-to-date on the latest security measures. The book uses technical rigor and from-the-trenches experience to make computer technology usage and deployments safer and more secure. With a new "5 Deployments" approach and updated information on Microsoft Windows Server 2010, Cisco, and data theft, this book is a valuable tool for anyone interested in computer security.
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Barbarians at the Gate
The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Bryan Burrough - 2005-12-13 (first published in 1989)
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An iconic account of the corporate takeover frenzy of the 1980s, Barbarians at the Gate is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of business and power. With a detailed and gripping narrative, authors Bryan Burrough and John Helyar capture the greed and double-dealing that led to the fall of RJR Nabisco, one of America's biggest corporations. Even decades later, the cautionary tale of Barbarians at the Gate remains relevant and riveting.
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Matt LevineScott Kupor
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Practical Malware Analysis
The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software
Michael Sikorski - 2012-02-01 (first published in 2011)
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Discover the tools and techniques used by professional analysts to safely analyze, debug, and disassemble any malicious software that comes your way. Practical Malware Analysis teaches you how to overcome malware tricks and analyze special cases of malware with real-life examples. Hands-on labs challenge you to practice and synthesize your skills, ensuring you have what it takes to succeed in the ever-changing world of malware analysis.
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Ghost in the Wires
My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
Kevin Mitnick - 2011-08-15
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Follow the escapades of a legendary hacker as he bypasses the security measures of big corporations like Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Nokia. In Ghost in the Wires, the author provides a first-hand account of his passion for trickery and adventure. This memoir offers a complete retelling of his exploits and is the most comprehensive book on the subject to date.
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Future Crimes
Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World
Marc Goodman - 2015-02-24
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In "Future Crimes," a security expert takes readers on a journey into the dark underbelly of technology, revealing how criminals, companies, and even countries are using emerging technologies to harm individuals. From hacked baby monitors to GPS stalkers, no aspect of modern technology is immune to exploitation. And with even more advanced technologies on the horizon, such as the Internet of Things, the risks grow exponentially. Goodman offers clear steps to avoid the pitfalls of tomorrow and take back control of our devices before it's too late.
Recommended by
Matt Burgess
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Bulletproof SSL and TLS
Understanding and Deploying SSL/TLS and PKI to Secure Servers and Web Applications
Ivan Ristic - 2014-07-31
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This essential book covers the complex subject of SSL/TLS, which is crucial for website security. Written with users in mind, it offers practical information on assessing risks, managing keys and certificates, configuring secure servers, and deploying secure web applications. Based on years of research and experience assessing SSL in real life, this book is the definitive reference for SSL deployment.
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The Art of Invisibility
The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
Kevin Mitnick - 2017-02-14
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Learn to protect yourself in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. In this explosive yet practical book, the world's most famous hacker illustrates what is happening without your knowledge, and teaches you "the art of invisibility." He provides both online and real life tactics and inexpensive methods to protect you and your family, including advanced "elite" techniques to maximize your privacy. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in this modern age.
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Why Privacy Matters
Neil Richards - 2021-12-01
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Why Privacy Matters explores the importance of privacy in an age where companies and governments are constantly seeking information about us. The author, Neil Richards, shows how the fight for privacy is a fight for power that will determine what our future will look like, and whether it will remain fair and free. Richards explains how good privacy rules can promote the essential human values of identity, power, freedom, and trust. If you're interested in a topic that is at the center of so many current problems, this book is essential reading.
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Securing the Cloud
Cloud Computer Security Techniques and Tactics
Vic (J. R. ) Winkler - 2011-05-13
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Discover how to secure your information in the cloud with Securing the Cloud by Vic (J.R.) Winkler. As companies increasingly turn to cloud computing for its time and cost savings, security becomes a crucial concern. This book provides a clear framework for securing your business assets while enjoying the benefits of cloud technology. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of different cloud approaches, such as private vs. public clouds, SaaS vs. IaaS, and more. Learn about the impact of the cloud on security roles and how to ensure data backup and disaster recovery. Whether you're an IT staff member or a business manager responsible for IT structures, this book is a must-read for navigating the world of cloud security.
Cloud Security and Privacy by Tim Mather, Subra Kumaraswamy, Shahed Latif
Threat Modeling by Adam Shostack
The Code Book by Simon Singh
Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter
Practical Cloud Security by Chris Dotson
Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam