If you don’t know that the Microsoft Springboard party is always THE party to attend at TechEd, then you just haven’t been paying attention. This year Stephen Rose tipped me off that Mark Russinovich would be signing copies of his book for the first 50 people who came to our booth to pick up their passes. He signed one for me too, and I just finished it. If you haven’t yet, PICK IT UP! It is a must read for anyone interested in IT, viruses, cybercrime, and cyber terrorism.
Here is a copy of the review I posted this afternoon on Amazon.com. When you read it I hope you follow suit! –M
This review is from: Zero Day: A Novel (Hardcover)
I wish I had read this book sooner. As an IT Pro who teaches security it is chilling to think that the events portrayed in Zero Day could happen… but this book drives home how real cyber-terrorism is.
If you want to read a truly horrifying murder mystery, read a novel written by a world leading homicide detective. Within the field of IT Security there are few names as respected as Mark Russinovich, and his portrayal of the ultimate Distributed Attack drives home how important the most overlooked aspects of computer maintenance really are – from strong security (which Mark reminds us herein can always be defeated) to a well planned and properly implemented (AND TESTED) backup strategy are.
Knowing that companies like some of the ones portrayed in Zero Day rely on my skills – and those of the people that I teach them to – to protect them, I read this book with chills running down my spine. With that being said, I couldn’t put it down! BUY THIS BOOK!