This is a list of self-study resources for people that want to get into the computer security field. I started this list in december 2015, just before I started my job as a security specialist at the National Cyber Security Centre of the Netherlands. It contains resources for learning new techniques and tools, self-study, career planning and personal development. All of these were useful to me personally, and every link is hand-picked. ;)
As you can see, computer security is a huge field. Please don’t feel overwhelmed. If you don’t know where to start, check out the resources listed under ‘career’.
Most resources are in English and some of them are in Dutch.
I hope this list is helpful. If you know any good additions, feel free to let me know via Twitter, email or in real life.
The Code Book, Simon Singh [book, non-fiction]
Nice introduction to secret language and cryptography for a general audience.
This list was last updated on 2020-09-27
Judith van Stegeren is a Dutch computer scientist. She is working as PhD candidate at the University of Twente, where she researches natural language generation for the video games industry. She occassionaly works as a consultant in data engineering for textual data.