Three generous publishers sent me three books to review this week. The first is Osborne's Hacking Exposed: Web Applications, 2nd Ed by Joel Scambray, Mike Shema, and Caleb Sima. I reviewed the first edition four years ago and loved it. The first edition was 386 pages, and the second is 520. Although each book has 13 chapters, only a few have the same name. I expect the involvement of a new co-author and many contributors have made this book relevant and worth reading.
The second is No Starch's Nagios: System and Network Monitoring by Wolfgang Barth. I am looking forward to reading this book. I have never seriously tried to get Nagios working, but I plan to try while reading this book. System and network monitoring is a perfect complement to network security monitoring.
The third book was unexpected, but welcome. It's Syngress' Winternals Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration Field Guide by a slew of authors. I wasn't planning to read this book because I do not use any commercial Winternals tools. However, I do use the free Sysinternals Windows tools. Many popular tools are covered in this new book.
Now that my first public Network Security Operations class has successfully concluded, I plan to find time again to read and review books.