FoxNet’s 2017 Tech Summer Reading List

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Looking for a good tech read this summer? We’ve got some suggestions! The best way to stay on top of a rapidly changing industry is to keep yourself informed, and we know you’ll learn something from each of these great reads! From big data to the Internet of Things, here are our top reading recommendations this summer!



Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for our Connected World – Marc Goodman

Author Marc Goodman uses his background in law enforcement and counterterrorism to explore the ways that technology can be turned against us, and how we can feel confident in the devices we use everyday to access the Internet.

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think – V. Mayer-Schönberger and K. Cukier

How does big data shape our economy, our culture, and our habits? In this book, the authors explore how big data will transform the way our society works, highlighting the potential disadvantages and the incredible benefits of big data.


Threat Modeling: Designing for Security – Adam Shostack

Adam Shostack is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world, and now he’s sharing his expertise. You’ll learn how to test your designs against threats, ways to address threats, and how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services.


Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry – Maciej Kranz

This book focuses on the business implications of Internet of Things (IoT). It examines the way IoT is being used today, and will be used in the future, to help you craft a robust plan for your organization.


Meta Products: Building the Internet of Things – Wimer Hazenberg and Menno Huisman

Meta Products provides an overview of the Internet of Things. The authors assess how the IoT is transforming the way we interact with and relate to technology, as the IoT makes technology inseparable from everyday life.


Cyber Security: Everything an Executive Needs to Know – Phillip Ferraro

A book that every CEO and higher-up should read. It gives a snapshot of what cyber security is like in the modern business environment, and guides you through real life business situations and their far-reaching effects.


How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk – Douglas W. Hubbard and Richard Seiersen

A look at how to approach cyber security using a risk management process. This guide offers techniques to help fill in the holes in many business current cyber security plans while showcasing issues with many current “best practices.”

The Art of Invisibility – Kevin Mitnick

As a person who has hacked into the FBI multiple times, Kevin Mitnick knows exactly where vulnerabilities lie, even within massive “secure” corporations. Allow the world’s most famous hacker to teach you how to be safe and anonymous online, from secure wi-fi practices to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.


Cyberwar:  The Next Threat to National Security & What to Do About It – Richard A. Clarke

Former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real