April 25, 2021

Book recommendation for a beginner in cyber security?

Hello, I am going to start college this fall. My degree will be in cyber security.

I am pretty good with “basics” of a computer but don’t know much in depth.

Are there any books you can recommend for a beginner in the field to get ahead or catch up? I’d love to start getting some knowledge ahead before I start school.




Not books but you should know….

– OWASP Top 10
– NIST 800-53 rev 5
– NIST 800-61 rev 2
– ISO27000 series
– SANS Top 20 Critical Controls


CySA+ just because cybersecurity analyst is the most popular entry level cyber job.

Little warning: with just a degree in cybersecurity, it’s hard to land a job. You’ll want to get some certs in the meantime, I kid you not. Yes there are a lot of jobs but look at the qualifications, they all want 5 years or more experience and don’t call.

I am about to graduate with a 3.98 GPA and I work in IT already and I can’t find a job in a area with many jobs. So far certs seem like the way to go and maybe internship or working your way up.


You can try Cybersecurity for dummies by Joseph Steinberg or Cybersecurity: The beginner’s guide by Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Note: By filling this form and submitting your commen, you acknowledge, agree and comply with our terms of service. In addition you acknowledge that you are willingly sharing your email address with AiOWikis and you might receive notification emails from AiOWikis for comment notifications. AiOWiksi guarantees that your email address WILL NOT be used for advertisement or email marketting purposes.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.