Elsevier Publishes Seven New Cyber Security Books

New cyber security books, Introduction to Cyber-Warfare and The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, available at DEF CON and Black Hat conferences held in Las Vegas, July 27 – August 4

Waltham, MA, July 23, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of seven new cyber security books, including Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach and The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy. These and other related book titles will be available at DEF CON and Black Hat conferences in Las Vegas from Breakpoint, the official conference bookstore.

Written by experts Paulo Shakarian, Jana Shakarian, and Andrew Ruef, Introduction to Cyber-Warfare explains how cyber-warfare is carried out, why it is the new means of warfare, and the relevant military, policy, social, and scientific issues at play. It presents detailed case studies of cyber-attacks on governments, corporations and individuals.

The second edition of The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing provides updated information about ethical hacking, as well as penetration testing and interpretation using the most modern hacking tools. Author Dr. Patrick Engebretson is an expert in information security and a frequent speaker on the topic. The first edition of the book was cited by General Keith B. Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency in a keynote address on cyber security and American power in 2012.

The additional five book titles on cyber security, published under the Syngress imprint, are:

Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab
by Thomas Wilhelm (available August 1)

The Basics of Web Hacking: Tools and Techniques to Attack the Web
by Josh Pauli

Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online
by Peter Loshin

Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure
by Eric Knapp and Raj Samani

Simple Steps to Data Encryption: A Practical Guide to Secure Computing
by Peter Loshin

All of the books are available through the Elsevier Store or can be found on ScienceDirect, a full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

The following book signings will take place at the Breakpoint bookstore in the Vendor area of the conferences:

Friday, August 2 at 2:00 pm – Patrick Engebretson signing The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing and Josh Pauli signing The Basics of Web Hacking

Saturday, August 3 at 2:00 pm – Thomas Wilhelm signing Professional Penetration Testing

Saturday, August 3 at 3:00 pm – Mike Raggo signing Data Hiding: Exposing Concealed Data in Multimedia, Operating Systems, Mobile Devices and Network Protocols


Notes for Editors
The books are available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Michelle McMahon at +1 781 663 2268 or m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with an author.

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