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3/23/2020
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Kelly Sheridan
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8 Infosec Page-Turners for Days Spent Indoors

Stuck inside and looking for a new read? Check out these titles written by security practitioners and reporters across the industry.
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3/23/2020 | 6:35:27 PM
Re: The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
This is a good piece. 
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3/23/2020 | 12:08:32 PM
The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
A good read from the distant past is The Cuckoo's Egg, Clifford Stoll stumbles into Cybersecurity (before it was known as such) by looking into an accounting error.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Cuckoos-Egg/Cliff-Stoll/9781416507789
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