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Top Books to become a SOC Analyst or Blue Teamer | Cyber Security Beginner Training



Top Cyber Security Books for people wanting to become a SOC Analyst Training | Blue Teamer | Defensive Security


Want to be a SOC Analyst? Here are 10 Books that will Help you Gain Entry into Cyber Security on the Blue Team. 🔵


There is so much noise for those trying to become a SOC Analyst. Even though you are watching packets on your 4 screens, you still don't know which way to go. Each time you think you are on the right track to a great career it turns out to be a false positive. 


I have put together 10 books that will knock your SOCs off and make you SOAR.


🔵 Break in Cyber Playbook - This covers how to get into various sectors in cyber security and also covers how to gain connections to get discovered by recruiters. On sale for $9 with coupon code JUNE24.


🔵 Jump Start Your SOC Analyst Career - This book covers real world insights and practical tips shared by Tyler Wall and Jarrett Rodrick. They both have extensive real world experience in this field.



🔵 CySA+ Exam Guide - If you are trying to pursue a certification to become a SOC Analyst, the CySA+ cert would be a good one to start with. This book will help get you there.



🔵 Cyber Security Blue Team Toolkit - This book has rave reviews and covers tools such as Nmap, OpenVAS, Metasploit, WireShark and others. Not overly technical, but a great guide for cyber security professionals.



🔵 Blue Team Field Manual - with nearly 18,000 positive reviews, this book aligns with the NIST Framework and covers the 5 core functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover).



🔵 OSINT Techniques - As a researcher you'll want to be able to uncover information online to use it for intelligence. This book covers a great deal of OSINT and is updated for 2023!



🔵 Operator Handbook: Red Team + OSINT + Blue Team


Think about it. The better you understand offense, the better your defense will be. This book covers Red Team, OSINT, and Blue Team.



🔵 Tribe of Hackers - Another book with rave reviews, this book has advice from some of the biggest names in Cyber Security. Blue team specialists show you how to harden systems against real attacks.



🔵 Nmap - Because I believe in studying what is going to be used against you, this is still one of my all time favorite books. Learn about one of the most widely tools used in the industry.



🔵 Cyber Security Master Plan - This was written to help you learn techniques not just to get into cyber security, but also to advance in your career. Think big picture.



Now that you have the resources, it's time to get your head out of the SANS, pull your SOCs up and go Phishing for a great career.


🌟Bonus🌟


My Break in Cyber Playbook is on Sale for $9 with Coupon Code JUNE24. It's no fluff and teaches not just how to get a job, but how to attract recruiters. (Normally $15)



If you're Stuck, Here are 2 Ways I can Help you Get a Job in Cyber Security:

 

1. My Break in Cyber Playbook - This playbook that I wrote will give you solid direction on the right path to take to get into Cyber Security. Better yet, it's also a complete guide on how to stand out to recruiters and make them find you. Get it here.

 

2. Book a 1-on-1 Call with Me - Let me get to know you and steer you in the right direction so you can work toward land that next job in Cyber Security. I can help you get discovered by recruiters because I know what they are looking for.  

My calls are informal, fun, and extremely productive. I guarantee you will have some great take-aways and feel more confident by the end of the call or I'll refund you completely.

 

If you book a call within the next 12 hours, I will also give you a free copy (PDF) of my Break in Cyber Playbook that will help guide you to landing a job.

 

 

~ Mike Miller


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