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Books in progress

posted on July 29, 2021 | tags: [ books, security, Russia ]
Newcastle Library
Checking in on my summer book list - Fracture, Modern Cryptography for Cybersecurity Professionals, The Invention of Russia, The Fifth Domain

Sharpening the Saw

A good writer is a good reader, keeping myself up to date and some leisure reading (and listening):

The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News

by Arkady Ostrovsky

"The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its enemies. How did a country that embraced freedom and market reform 25 years ago end up as an autocratic police state bent once again on confrontation with America?"

Find it on Amazon

Modern Cryptography for Cybersecurity Professionals

by Lisa Bock

From the Amazon page:

  • Understand how network attacks can compromise data
  • Review practical uses of cryptography over time
  • Compare how symmetric and asymmetric encryption work
  • Explore how a hash can ensure data integrity and authentication
  • Understand the laws that govern the need to secure data
  • Discover the practical applications of cryptographic techniques
  • Find out how the PKI enables trust
  • Get to grips with how data can be secured using a VPN

Find it on Amazon

Fracture (First Colony Book 8)

by Ken Lozito

Colonel Sean Quinn is stranded in another universe, along with two thousand people under his command. They've been hiding from the enemy long enough, now it’s time to return home. Outnumbered against a superior foe, Sean must risk everything in a daring operation, but the mysterious enemy has a few surprises of their own.

Fracture is the eighth book in the bestselling military science fiction series, First Colony.

Find it on Amazon

The Fifth Domain

Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

by Richard A. Clarke, Robert K. Knake narrated by Marc Cashman

An urgent new warning from two best-selling security experts - and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone....

On Audible

Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins

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