There Is No Better Way To Learn A Subject Than By Reading Books


We’ve trained a lot of people over the years – coming up to 12,000. Many students (‘our community’) have contributed to polls that have helped us in determining these books. We hope you enjoy them!

The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson, 2008

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Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide by David Kennedy et al., 2011

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Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman, 2014

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Rtfm: Red Team Field Manual by Ben Clark, 2014

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The Hacker Playbook by Peter Kim, 2014

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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson, 2013

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Professional Penetration Testing by Thomas Wilhelm, 2013

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Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments by Lee Allen, 2012

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Violent Python by TJ O'Connor, 2012

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Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery by Michael Sutton et al., 2007

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Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters by Justin Seitz, 2014

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Penetration Testing: Procedures & Methodologies by EC-Council, 2010

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Unauthorised Access: Physical Penetration Testing For IT Security Teams by Wil Allsopp, 2010

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Advanced Persistent Threat Hacking: The Art and Science of Hacking Any Organization by Tyler Wrightson, 2014

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Bug Hunter's Diary by Tobias Klein, 2011

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Hackers Handbook Series

The Database Hacker's Handbook, David Litchfield et al., 2005

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The Shellcoders Handbook by Chris Anley et al., 2007

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The Mac Hacker's Handbook by Charlie Miller & Dino Dai Zovi, 2009

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The Web Application Hackers Handbook by D. Stuttard, M. Pinto, 2011

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Android Hackers Handbook by Joshua J. Drake et al., 2014

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The Browser Hackers Handbook by Wade Alcorn et al., 2014

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The Mobile Application Hackers Handbook by Dominic Chell et al., 2015

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Car Hacker's Handbook by Craig Smith, 2016

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Network Analysis Books

Nmap Network Scanning by Gordon Fyodor Lyon, 2009

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Practical Packet Analysis by Chris Sanders, 2011

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Wireshark Network Analysis by by Laura Chappell & Gerald Combs, 2012

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Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace by Sherri Davidoff & Jonathan Ham, 2012

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Reverse Engineering Books

Hacking the Xbox by Andrew Huang, 2003

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The IDA Pro Book by Chris Eagle, 2011

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Practical Reverse Engineering by Bruce Dang et al., 2014

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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook by Daniel Regalado et al., 2015

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Malware Analysis Books

Practical Malware Analysis by Michael Sikorski & Andrew Honig, 2012

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The Art of Memory Forensics by Michael Hale Ligh et al., 2014

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Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD by Michael Hale Ligh et al., 2010

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Social Engineering Books

The Art of Deception by Kevin D. Mitnick & William L. Simon, 2002

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The Art of Intrusion by Kevin D. Mitnick & William L. Simon, 2005

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Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick & William L. Simon, 2011

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No Tech Hacking by Johnny Long & Jack Wiles, 2008

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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy, 2010

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Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security by Christopher Hadnagy, 2014

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Social Engineering in IT Security: Tools, Tactics, and Techniques by Sharon Conheady, 2014

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Lock Picking Books

Practical Lock Picking by Deviant Ollam, 2012

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Keys to the Kingdom by Deviant Ollam, 2012

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CIA Lock Picking Field Operative Training Manual

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Eddie the Wire books

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