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The Worst Book I Have Ever Read
on June 10, 2012
Let me start by saying that I was required to purchase this book for school. I came to Amazon to purchase it and I read all of the negative reviews beforehand, so I already had the bar set pretty low. Nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this book really is.
This book is nothing but page after page after page of definitions of security terms. It might as well be an unorganized dictionary. It does not actually teach you how to do anything. There is zero practical, real-world application, just a bunch of theory. The book just lists IT security terms, followed by either a vague explanation or an overly lengthy one. It's almost as if it were written for someone who is going to hire IT security personnel, so that the hiring manager can learn what buzz-words he needs to throw at the candidate in an interview. But if you want to actually learn how to do IT security yourself, then read a different book because you won't learn how from this one.