Welcome to our blog! Today we’re going to be discussing the top 10 books on ethical hacking.
As the world becomes increasingly digital, the importance of understanding and protecting against cyber threats has never been greater. ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing, is the practice of using the same techniques and tools as malicious hackers to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a system or network.
But where does one begin to learn about ethical hacking? There are countless books on the subject, but we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 that are sure to be valuable resources for anyone looking to start a career in ethical hacking or improve their skills.
- “Black Hat Python” by Justin Seitz is a must-read for anyone interested in using Python for ethical hacking and penetration testing. It covers topics such as creating backdoors, sniffers, and brute-force tools, and is a great resource for those looking to learn the basics of Python programming in the context of ethical hacking.
- “The Hacker Playbook 3: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing” by Peter Kim is a step-by-step guide to penetration testing, covering everything from planning and reconnaissance to escalation of privileges and covering tracks. This book is perfect for those who want a comprehensive understanding of the penetration testing process.
- “Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking” by Georgia Weidman is a comprehensive introduction to ethical hacking and penetration testing, including information gathering, scanning and enumeration, exploitation, and post-exploitation. This book is perfect for those who are new to ethical hacking and want a solid foundation in the subject.
- “Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide” by Rafay Baloch is another comprehensive introduction to ethical hacking and penetration testing, covering topics such as network hacking, web application hacking, and wireless hacking.
- “The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws” by Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto is a detailed guide on how to find and exploit security flaws in web applications. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in web application security.
- “The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory” by Michael Hale Ligh, Andrew Case, Jamie Levy, and AAron Walters is a comprehensive guide to memory forensics, including how to detect malware and other threats in memory on Windows, Linux, and Mac systems.
- “Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide” by David Kennedy, Jim O’Gorman, Devon Kearns, and Mati Aharoni is a detailed guide to using the Metasploit Framework for penetration testing, including how to find and exploit vulnerabilities in systems and networks.
- “The Hacker’s Handbook: The Strategy Behind Breaking into and Defending Networks” by Susan Young and Dave Aitel provides an overview of the strategies and techniques used by hackers and penetration testers, including how to perform reconnaissance, social engineering, and exploit development.
- “Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace” by Sherri Davidoff and Jonathan Ham is a comprehensive guide to network forensics, including how to track hackers through cyberspace and perform incident response and investigations.
- “Hacking: The Art of Exploitation” by Jon Erickson is a detailed guide to exploiting software and systems, including how to write code to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to systems.
We hope you find this list helpful. Remember that ethical hacking is a constantly evolving field, and it’s important to stay up-to-date, also check out our stories : Top 10 Ethical Hacking Certifications for Cyber Security Professionals