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Top Cybersecurity books to grow your career

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

There are many educational resources available online to learn about Cybersecurity including websites, videos, whitepapers and online classes, but nothing will replace well written books. There are thousands of books that cover the many different categories of Cybersecurity, such as Network Security, Cloud Security, and Application Security.

These books can be used to learn new topics, expand on existing knowledge or prepare for certifications. Along with Information Technology, the Cybersecurity field has many professional certifications that are important to grow your career and validate the expertise that you have in a particular subject. We are constantly searching for, reading, and reviewing the best books that should be considered depending on the area of interest. Read through the list of top Cybersecurity books covering many different subject areas and certifications.

See the list of references below


Read these books to learn new areas of Cybersecurity or prepare for certifications

Beginner Books

  1. Cybersecurity For Dummies (2022)

  2. Hacking For Dummies (2022)

  3. Penetration Testing For Dummies (2020)

  4. Cybersecurity: The Beginner's Guide: A comprehensive guide to getting started in cybersecurity (2019)

  5. Cloud Security for Dummies (2022)


  1. (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide & Practice Tests Bundle (2021)

  2. The Official (ISC)2 CISSP CBK Reference (2021)

  3. CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide & Practice Tests Bundle (2020)

  4. CISM Certified Information Security Manager All-in-One Exam Guide (2022)

  5. CompTIA Security+ Certification Kit (2021)

  6. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v11 312-50 Exam Guide: Keep up to date with ethical hacking trends and hone your skills with hands-on activities (2022)

Advanced topics

  1. The Cybersecurity Manager's Guide: The Art of Building Your Security Program (2021)

  2. Network Security: Private Communications in a Public World (2022)

  3. Practical Cloud Security: A Guide for Secure Design and Deployment (2019)

  4. Cyber Defense Matrix: The Essential Guide to Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape (2022)

  5. Cloud Security Handbook: Find out how to effectively secure cloud environments using AWS, Azure, and GCP (2022)

  6. Web Application Security: Exploitation and Countermeasures for Modern Web Applications (2021)

  7. Digital Forensics and Incident Response: Incident response techniques and procedures to respond to modern cyber threats (2020)

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