Resources

A collection of useful and educational sites, blogs, books or tools for those interested in infosec, information technology, and computing.

[I am not in control of any of the content on these pages or their maintenance.]

Books

  • No Starch Press : specializes in technical literature aimed at geeks, hackers and technology enthusiasts. For example, their titles include  POC||GTFO, The Manga Guide to Microprocessors, Computers for Seniors and Attacking Network Protocols. As you can see they publish work for many levels of tech savviness and even have technical graphic novels.
  • Humble Bundle : While most bundles are not of technical literature they have had bundles offered on information security and other technology topics in the past. For example, the Cybersecurity presented by Wiley bundle contained more than 10 books for 15.00. It is worthwhile to keep a lookout for the next tech bundle.

Online Lessons

  • Learn Python The Hard Way: sometimes has a free HTML version available on their site. But if you want an ebook or hardcopy you’ll have to purchase one.
  • MIT Open Courseware
  • Code Academy : A good way to learn the basics in many popular programming languages.

Hands On Learning

  • Hack This Site [hackthissite.org/pages/index/index.php ]: “Hack This Site is a free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills. More than just another hacker wargames site, we are a living, breathing community with many active projects in development, with a vast selection of hacking articles and a huge forum where users can discuss hacking, network security, and just about everything. Tune in to the hacker underground and get involved with the project.” – About Hack This Site
  • Over The Wire War Games [overthewire.org/wargames/ ]: “The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.To find out more about a certain wargame, just visit its page linked from the menu on the left.” – Over The Wire