IANS Summer Reading List: Cool Faculty Cyber Books to Check Out

August 7, 2023 | By IANS Research

We’ve asked our IANS Faculty community to share some of their current book releases that not only entertain but fine-tune your security know-how. Here’s a list of just some of our IANS Faculty must-reads running the gamut from Star Wars Threats to Zero Trust.

Check out our IANS Faculty Summer Reading List 

Title: Wireless Security Architecture 

IANS Faculty Author: Jennifer (JJ) Minella 

What it Covers: THE book for network and security professionals responsible for architecting and managing secure Wi-Fi, IoT, and other networks in business environments. Cheat sheets, design guides, and deep technical how-to for all industries and sizes from schools to healthcare, manufacturing, financial, and the federal government. Find it here.

Who Should Read: Network and security professionals: Security Operations, Architects and Engineers. 


Title: Threats: What Every Engineer Should Learn from Star Wars 

IANS Faculty: Adam Shostack

What it Covers: ‘Threats’ introduces every engineer to crucial security concepts, so they can address them in their design or deployment choices. It's both an easy read and covers a lot of technical ground that other books assume you either have or don't need. Find it here

Who Should Read: Security Operations, Architects and Engineers.

Title: Getting Started with Zero Trust: Five Ways to Begin a Successful Initiative 

IANS Faculty: Jason Garbis

What it Covers: Zero Trust is a security strategy, broad in scope and impact and overwhelming for both security practitioners and enterprises. This focused and readable book provides clear guidance on how to successfully get started with a Zero Trust initiative. Covering both technical and non-technical aspects, it gives readers the ability to define and communicate the value that Zero Trust will bring. Find it here

Who Should Read: Security Leadership, Operations, Architects and Engineers.

Title: Leading the Digital Workforce: IT Leadership Peak Performance and Agility

IANS Faculty: Jeff Brown   

What it Covers: Leading argues that digital transformation is not just about technology, but also about people. It provides insights into how to create a culture of innovation, how to build trust with employees, and how to manage change effectively. Find it here.

Who Should Read: Security Leadership and Operations.

Title: Alice and Bob Learn Application Security 

IANS Faculty: Tanya Janca

What it Covers: Alice and Bob Learn Application Security is an accessible and thorough resource for anyone seeking to incorporate from the beginning of the system development life cycle, best security practices in software development. This book covers all the basic subjects such as threat modeling and security testing, but also dives deep into more complex and advanced topics for securing modern software systems and architectures. Find it here

Who Should Read: Application Security Engineers, S/W Developers, Project Managers, Penetration Testers and Security Leadership.

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