Member Batye agreed to review Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition. If you’d like to review a book for the Bookworm Blog, send me an e-mail at Melanie at ITKnowledgeExchange.com to express your interest. Disclosure: The publisher of the book provided a free copy for this review.
I loved this book. After receiving it, I could not put it away. This is a fiction book based on the current reality of network security. I think it should be called the Network Theft Bible. Why? This book consists of the four previously published books in the Stealing the Network series with the added final conclusion chapter. I also enjoyed the bonus DVD that came with the book.
Each fictional story provides true to life examples of how it could be done in real life, breaching the realm of matrix fiction and database reality. At first when I started reading, I didn’t realize all of the stories were fiction. Many of the chapters pointed out gaps in my knowledge of network security.
Stealing the Network would be a great addition to any network security or IT training curriculum. It gives readers the grim reality of the future in IT security. In the right hands, this book could help hack-proof your network, or at least give you a fighting chance. As long as you read between the lines and comprehend the Easter eggs hiding in the examples and scenarios. This book is a great resource for ideas and tools to succeed in your position in network security.