The challenge for Day Two is to select and read a book related to Security Testing.
I’m going to cheat a bit here, a couple of months ago I read Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick.
At one stage Kevin Mitnick was the most sought after cyber criminal on the FBI’s most wanted list.
This was a really good read, and gave a great insiders point of view of social engineering playing a major part in hacking/phreaking activities.
Many of Kevin’s exploits were enabled by people he’d never met, trusting he was someone he wasn’t.
An interesting book I saw listed on the Testers Island Discs Podcast – Recommended Reads list (woah that was a mouthful) was InSecurity by Jane Frankland, highlighting why the lack of women in cyber security is hurting the industry.
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