This talk suggests a wide list of non-fiction, non-textbook, cyber-related books that should be part of your reading list. These titles help put what we as cybersecurity professionals do in the broader context of international conflict, government and society. We all know the "what" and "how" of cybersecurity. A lot of these authors help provide the "why." Starting with Clifford Stoll's 1989 The Cuckoo's Egg and working through books that talk about current hot topics that touch on privacy, misinformation, e-commerce, ARPANET and international cyber conflict, we provide suggestions that should spark interest and discussion - including audience recommendations.
Have an extensive list of books to help inspire, enlighten and communicate to peers and co-workers a deeper understanding of why what they do is important.
Be inspired to seek out new books that help put the daily grind in a broader societal and historical perspective.
Know where to go to find historical knowledge of how the profession has evolved in recent decades.
Senior Managing Consultant,
IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector (Federal)