Hack into these books for a taste of cyber crime and espionage

Cyber Security Awareness Week is right around the corner, a great time to check out the library's collection of books on cryptography, computer crimes, hacking and digital espionage. Browse the selection of books below and find more cyber security books in the catalog.

A Bug Hunter's DiaryA bug hunter's diary : a guided tour through the wilds of software security
Tobias Klein
A Bug Hunter's Diary follows security expert Tobias Klein as he tracks down and exploits bugs in some of the world's most popular software, like Apple's iOS and web browsers. You'll gain deep technical knowledge and insight into how hackers approach difficult problems and experience the joys (and frustrations) of bug hunting.

cyber war

Cyber War
Richard A. Clarke
Security expert Richard Clarke explains how cyber weapons work and how vulnerable America is to the new world of nearly untraceable cyber criminals. This sobering story of technology, government, and military strategy involving criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers begins the much needed public policy debate about what America's strategy should be, not just for waging, but for preventing the First Cyber War.

fatal errorFatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet
Joseph Menn
In this disquieting cyber thriller, Joseph Menn takes readers into the murky hacker underground. Menn shows the evolution of cyber crime from small-time thieving to sophisticated, organized gangs, who began by attacking corporate websites but increasingly steal financial data from consumers and defense secrets from governments.

art of intrusionThe Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
Kevin Mitnick
Renowned for his use of "social engineering," the art of tricking people into revealing secure information such as passwords, Kevin Mitnick introduces readers to a fascinating array of hackers. Uniformly readable, the stories—some are quite exciting—will impart familiar lessons to security pros while introducing lay readers to an enthralling field of inquiry.

Secrets and LiesSecrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
Bruce Scheier
Internationally recognized computer security expert Bruce Schneier offers a practical, straightforward guide to achieving security throughout computer networks. Schneier uses his extensive field experience with his own clients to dispel the myths that often mislead IT managers as they try to build secure systems.

The CodebreakersThe Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing
David Kahn
The magnificent, unrivaled history of codes and ciphers—how they're made, how they're broken, and the many and fascinating roles they've played since the dawn of civilization in war, business, diplomacy, and espionage


the Cukoo's EggThe Cukoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
Cliff Stoll
A 75-cent accounting error alerted astronomer Cliff Stoll to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy.

CryptoCrypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government - Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
Steven Levy
From the author who made "hackers" a household word, a groundbreaking book about the most hotly debated subject of the digital age. Crypto is about privacy in the information age and the nerds and visionaries who, nearly twenty years ago, predicted that the Internet's greatest virtue—free access to information— was also its most perilous drawback: a possible end to privacy.