The Cybersecurity Canon: Must-Reads

Rick Howard of Palo Alto Networks on Essential Security Education
The Cybersecurity Canon: Must-Reads

Rick Howard, CSO of Palo Alto Networks, has a new idea for security pros: the cybersecurity canon of books every cyber pro must read at least once in their careers. Which titles make the list?

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In fact, it's not just a book list. Howard also has a list of best cyber-hack movies ever, and he has new ideas for growing the security profession.

In a video interview recorded at RSA 2014, Howard discusses:

  • Titles in the cyber canon;
  • His choice for top hacker film;
  • How to focus on turning around the current staffing crisis.

Howard is the Palo Alto Networks Chief Security Officer. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Howard was the TASC Chief Information Security Officer, where he managed the security of both the classified and unclassified TASC networks. Howard also led the Verisign iDefense Cyber Security Intelligence business as the GM and Intelligence Director in charge of a multinational network of security experts who delivered cybersecurity intelligence products to Fortune 500 companies. He also led the intelligence-gathering activities at Counterpane Internet Security and ran Counterpane's global network of Security Operations Centers.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Vice President - Editorial, ISMG

Field is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years experience in newspapers, magazines, books, events and electronic media. A veteran community journalist with extensive business/technology and international reporting experience, Field joined ISMG in 2007 and currently oversees the editorial operations for all of ISMG's global media properties. An accomplished public speaker, Field has developed and moderated scores of podcasts, webcasts, roundtables and conferences, and he has appeared at RSA Conference and on various C-SPAN, The History Channel and Travel Channel television programs.

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