I've always preferred reading books instead of enrolling for ethical hacking course, I still encourages my readers to read paper-books, blogs and whitepapers instead of doing CEH. There are countless advantage of reading books, In this following article; I've listed Top 5 Ethical Hacking and Pentesting books of 2015.
Buy Now at Amazon → The Hacker Playbook written by a security professional and CEO of Secure Planet. - A very informative book for beginners in Penetration Testing with practical guides, hands on examples and helpful advice from the top of the field. The Hacker Playbook is for those who have huge interest in Penetration Testing. This book is a great reference manual, described from the perspectives of a professional. It provides a valuable learning experience to practice and get familiar with the tools and methods.
5 Best Ethical Hacking, Pentesting Books for hacking careerBooks listed below are very helpful to anyone interested in Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing and Security. The top 5 Ethical Hacking books list is suggested by an expert security researchers and hackers. The article is completely based on my experience, learning and few guides by experts. All the books listed below are easily purchase-able from following attached links.
- The Hacker Playbook (Practical guide to Penetration Testing)
- Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Guide
- Web Application Hacker's Handbook (Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws)
- Black Hat Python (Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters)
- Hacking Exposed Web Applications