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The influence of pop culture on cybercrime and security
At CSO we are fascinated by the influence of pop-culture on cybercrime and security so we have put together a selection of the most influential security novels.
We are constantly hearing over and over again just how influential the hacking movies, social media, pc games, and novels are on this new generation of cyber-criminals and anti-sec practitioners today. We guess most of you "old-timers" that now practice info sec started with the movies Tron and Wargames?
We hope you like our finds - we trawled for hours to find these beauties - however if there are any we have missed please let us know and the list will be updated, or ones you consider shouldn't be on the list, comment with an explanation.
All book descriptions are referenced from Amazon.com and are linked
Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack.
Cryptonomicon By Neal Stephenson
With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.