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3 Books that Changed My Life: Reading Lists from Infosec Pros
Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:02
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My goals for the year mean some drastic changes to the type of content you’re used to seeing from me. One of these goals is to highlight the human aspect of professionals in information security — to demonstrate the depth of personality, the breadth of interest and accomplishment, and to explore the forces which make us who we are.

In this first series, I asked my infosec colleagues to share 3 books that changed their lives. The results were astounding and the responses very heart-felt. This topic evoked passion and an openness that led me to change the format from a single article to a multi-post piece, highlighting each security professional’s pick3 books changed my lifes in his/her own feature.

The idea is to share what makes us who we are, not for the purposes of emulation, but to open our eyes and minds to the bigger picture by thinking outside the infosec box in which we’re so often enclosed. For this piece, I tried to select a cross-section of the industry and people I thought would be comfortable stepping outside of the normal boundaries of technology content.

The only guidance I offered was that they were to pick three books which changed their life, and explain why/how they were impacted. It was made clear the book content could be on any topic. I wasn’t disappointed, and I hope you’ll feel the same.

With that, let me introduce the the first mini-series of the year.

  1. Bill Brenner: 3 Books that Changed My Life
  2. Illena Armstrong: 3 Books that Changed My Life
  3. Dave Kennedy: 3 Books that Changed My Life
  4. Jack Daniel: 3 Books that Changed My Life
  5. unveiled soon…

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  1. CommentsBill Brenner: 3 Books that Changed My Life | Security Uncorked   |  Sunday, 01 February 2015 at 11:52 pm

    […] I set out seeking contributors for this piece, one of the first people that came to my mind was Bill Brenner. Throughout the years, Bill has been […]

  2. CommentsIllena Armstrong: 3 Books that Changed My Life | Security Uncorked   |  Tuesday, 03 February 2015 at 10:58 am

    […] In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry features picks from Illena Armstrong, editorial mastermind behind SC Magazine. […]

  3. CommentsDave Kennedy: 3 Books that Changed My Life | Security Uncorked   |  Wednesday, 04 February 2015 at 11:09 am

    […] In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry includes picks from our favorite as-Seen-on-TV security consultant, author and friend, Dave Kennedy. […]

  4. CommentsJack Daniel: 3 Books that Changed My Life | Security Uncorked   |  Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 8:59 pm

    […] In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry features picks from Jack Daniel, the self-proclaimed security curmudgeon and peer-described “glue” of our industry. […]

  5. CommentsDiana Kelley: 3 Books that Changed My Life | Security Uncorked   |  Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 8:52 pm

    […] In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry features picks from Diana Kelley, an industry mover and shaker currently serving as an executive in IBM Security Systems. […]


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