SheSecures Cybersecurity Learning Collection: June-grabs


Hi there!! It’s been a minute we posted and we are deeply sorry about that. This month and going on wards, we would be dishing out the best learning resource making rounds across cyber community.  From books, to tips, to videos, to online courses and a whole lot more.

They say,

The more that you read,the more things you will know. The More you learn, the more places you will go. 🙂

So ready, Set, Lets Go!!

CyberSecurity Learning Collection: June-grabs

We would be Picking out 5 Books that stood out for from the Palo Alto Networks cybersecurity library,  5 Courses that you should hop on to right away and 5 web Links that has been helpful either as a newbie in info and cybersecurity or looking for something to rejuvenate that fire you once had for cybersecurity.


1.  We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency (2012) by Parmy Olson

This book is a must read for all cyber security professionals. It does not cover the entire Anonymous movement, but by focusing on the evolution of the Anonymous Franchise and the rise and fall of the LulzSec hacking group, Ms. Olson captures the essence of the hacktivist culture and what motivates its supporters. If you seek to understand the Hacktivist movement, this book is a primer.

SheSecures Learning Collection - We are Anonymous

2. Women in CyberSecurity”  – by Jane LeClair and Denise Pheils, is an excellent  one for this list.  LeClair and Pheils wrote this book to analyze why women are underrepresented in cybersecurity. She offers solutions to bring women into the field, as women globally constitute only 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce.

SheSecures Learning Collection - Women in Cyber

3. Another interesting one called, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door (2014) by Brian Krebs – In Spam Nation, Brian Krebs covers a key portion of our cybersecurity and cyber crime history: 2007–2013. A period when we started to learn about the Russian Business Network, bulletproof-hosting providers, fast-flux obfuscation. We also find out about the criminal best business practices and their underground cyber crime forums.

Lastly it provides an overview of strange-sounding botnet names like Conficker, Rustock, Storm, and Waledac.

CyberSecurity Learning Collection: June-grabs

4. The fourth book titled, Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Securityby Christopher Hadnagy – In this book Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security which is a follow-up, from Social Engineering the art of Human Hacking, Author Christopher takes social engineering up a few levels. While the first was a practical introduction to the topic, this is an advanced title for the serious practitioner. There is a lot of interesting information and research provided in the book. But the challenge here is not just reading it; rather it is in mastering its practical use.

5. Hacking Exposed Series by McGraw-Hill Education – The book is designed to give the novice practitioner the framework to build the basic skills needed to become a cybersecurity professional as well as provide reference on specific techniques for the experienced professional. The basic book is broken into four parts – 1) Casing the establishment, 2) Endpoint and server hacking, 3) Infrastructure hacking, and 4) Application and data hacking.

SheSecures Learning Collection - Unmasking the social engineer

Short Online Courses

  1. The CQURE academy challenge by Paula Januszkiewicz
  2. AWS Certified Security Specialty (Video)
  3. Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) -Short Course
  4. Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  5. Web Application Penetration Testing

Blogs and Links to Inspire

  1. How to Build a Successful Career in Infosec
  2. Starting an Infosec Career – The Megamix Chapter 1-3
  3. Breaking into Security – Part 1
  4. Breaking into Security – Part 2
  5. Infosec Resumes – What Employers Really Care About

That’s all we have for this month and we would definitely keep the collections updated every month. Do you have a book you think should make it to the next list? Do you have a short course that would be really useful? Send us a DM on twitter. 

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