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Books for getting started in infosec

sagewalkintheresagewalkinthere Member Posts: 99 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hey guys,

What books do you recommend to read when getting started in infosec?
Also any books on hacking, white hat hacking, hacking counter measures, etc would be good.

Thanks.
A.A.S. Multimedia Web Design, MCTS 70-623, MCTS 83-640, MCP 70-270, A+
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    dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I'd start with Security+ material, then move on to some CEH books, Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit, Grey Hat Hacking, Hacking Exposed, etc.
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    unsupportedunsupported Member Posts: 192
    Counter Hack Reloaded by Ed Skoudis would be on the top of my list. It covers hacker attacks and their counter measures.

    Easy read.
    -un

    “We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins” - Ellen Ullman
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,039 Admin
    What are your interests in InfoSec? It a very broad field of knowledge and there's lots you can get into.
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    sagewalkintheresagewalkinthere Member Posts: 99 ■■□□□□□□□□
    JDMurray wrote: »
    What are your interests in InfoSec? It a very broad field of knowledge and there's lots you can get into.

    I don't really know what area I'm interested in yet, although I do enjoy reading about hackers and their tools. Perhaps some sort of counter-hacking or hacker defence?

    I really need to learn more and experiment with things so I can make a decision on where I want to go.
    A.A.S. Multimedia Web Design, MCTS 70-623, MCTS 83-640, MCP 70-270, A+
    http://jasonereid.blogspot.com/
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,039 Admin
    The Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) cert is good to start with hacking tools and information both offensive and defensive. The Security+ cert is how to start with learning about the broad field of InfoSec in general.
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    KasorKasor Member Posts: 933 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Getting to know what you want and what you can get at the IT field are two different thing. Hacking or penetration test, or breaking system are fun for many people. However, you need to think about what security really mean to you and today IT field.

    Usually, it take a good IT Professional some time before they are reach to the Security field. Since the demand of the market, this might not be the case at this time.
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    Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you want a broad view of security check out the SSCP materials available. The actual SSCP study guide from ISC2 is one of the better security books I own. The Shon Harris CISSP book is great also.
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