Two publishers were kind enough to send me review copies of two of their new books. The first is Windows Forensics: The Field Guide for Corporate Computer Investigations by Chad Steel, published by Wiley. This book looks like more of an introductory text that does not delve too deeply into any single set of specifics. I'm worried that the section that mentions sniffing network traffic talks about "vampire taps." Hello early 1990s and coax cable.
The second book is Hacker's Challenge 3 by David Pollino, Bill Pennington, Tony Bradley, and Himanshu Dwivedi. published by Osborne. I liked the first two books in this series. I think scenarios to test analytical skills are good ways for people to learn security skills. Here's hoping this set of 20 stories offers a mix of problems and solutions.