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Hacking the Hacker

Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers
Written by: Roger A. Grimes
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Technology

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Publisher's Summary

Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat hackers, security researchers, writers, and leaders describe what they do and why, with each profile preceded by a no-experience-necessary explanation of the relevant technology.  

Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly critical at all levels, from retail businesses all the way up to national security. This book drives to the heart of the field, introducing the people and practices that help keep our world secure.  

  • Go deep into the world of white hat hacking to grasp just how critical cybersecurity is  
  • Listen to the stories of some of the world's most renowned computer security experts  
  • Delve into social engineering, cryptography, penetration testing, network attacks, and more  

As a field, cybersecurity is large and multi-faceted - yet not historically diverse. With a massive demand for qualified professional that is only going to grow, opportunities are endless. Hacking the Hacker shows you why you should give the field a closer look.

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Jonathan
  • 16-11-19

Please stop reading the urls

There's gotta be a better way to advertise for your friends books than having the reader pronounce double u double u dot ... Every single minute

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  • Harry
  • 01-03-20

Information to basic

The information is way too basic. And do you really need to read every amazon book url?

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  • jonathon sweeney
  • 24-12-19

A Great Beginners Book

An interesting perspective that profiles a lot of security professionals and the industry in general. I really appreciated all of the resources in this book and took plenty of "clips." As someone who already works in cyber intel I still had plenty to learn from this book.

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  • Thomas
  • 20-11-19

This is a great book!

I really enjoyed this books mix of details and positive motivation. As someone who sits around 30 books a year, this is in my top 5 of all time and top cyber security book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-11-19

This guy that wrote the book is so annoying

His constant praising of people in security is such an ego thing. Black Hats know more than a security analyst for sure.

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  • eire
  • 25-11-19

Conflicted

I was conflicted with this. I didn't feel the title represented the content as well as it could have, it was more a 'little black book' of contacts the author met sprinkled with anecdotes. I have to address one huge issue for me though, the narration, the chap providing the narration had a great voice but it needed some editorial/production smack-down. There's simply no way that every URL should have been delivered verbally in the format in which it was. It led to long chunks of grating tedium or fumbling for the phone to skip forward. Next time please put them in an appendix (audible supports attaching downloads with audiobooks because I have others that do this well), or maybe frame as searchable terms. It was enough of an annoyance that I would suggest re-recording or editing-out these portions and referring elsewhere and then reissuing the audiobook.

The anecdotes were positive and inspiring, and the author gives you the distinct impression that they've mastered the art of 'not having to know everything, only to know where to look and how to find it' with an impressive diary of industry contacts. It was good to hear the background story's of so many varied infosec careers.

It wasn't what I expected, but it I came away from it knowing more than when I started along with a renewed feeling of positivity towards infosec as a career and feeling that I had something of a shared mindset with several people who opened up on their motivations.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-19

informative and etnertaining

with a combined wealth of knowledge and experience that spans decades , this is a must have for anyone interested in tech