Infosec Reading Group

The information security reading group is a weekly meeting of interested professionals at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences.  Participation is voluntary.  Meetings are generally held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 PM in the large conference room of SAS Computing’s suite at 3600 Market Street.  Participants are invited to join the mailing list.

Previous books we’ve discussed, in no particular order, include:

  • The Cuckoo’s Egg by Cliff Stoll
  • Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter
  • The Art of Memory Analysis by Michael Hale Ligh and Andrew Case
  • Span Nation by Brian Krebs
  • The New School of Information Security by Shostak and Stewart
  • The Verizon Data Breach Report (several years)
  • Security Engineering by Ross Anderson
  • Crimeware by Jakobsson and Ramzan
  • Secrets and Lies by Bruce Schneier
  • Mac Security Bible by Joe Kissell
  • We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson
  • Applied Security Visualization by Raffael Marty
  • America the Vulnerable by Joel Brenner
  • Kingpin by Kevin Poulson
  • Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools by Altheide and Carvey
  • Big Data by Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier
  • Hacking Web Apps by Mike Shema
  • This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg
  • Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson
  • No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald
  • Practical Malware Analysis by Michael Sikorski and Andrew Honig