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  • Simple CISSP

  • By: Phil Martin
  • Narrated by: Phil Martin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The CISSP certification is the gold standard for security professionals. This exam resource is up to date for the 2015 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge created by ISC2. Simple CISSP has been intentionally kept as brief as possible without the "fluff" many other tomes include. The book is narrated by the author to ensure all information is conveyed by someone who understands the industry. As a result, all acronyms and security terminology is correctly pronounced and described.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great information, but,,,

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-28-18

Meh, not bad, not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This version of the book is dated now anyway, since a newer version of the exam has been released. That said, this book had a number of sections that at best were pour explanations of the topics, and at worst were down right wrong. The network section seemed the worst offender, but that could just be because this was my area of expertise going in, so the inaccuracies were more obvious there for me.

Since this is (at the time of my review) the only CISSP guide available on Audible, it is worth grabbing as something to listen to in the car to help keep the topics fresh in your mind. This is definitely not the book to base your studies off of though.

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  • How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

  • By: Douglas W. Hubbard, Richard Seiersen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Insightful and enlightening, this book will inspire a closer examination of your company's own risk management practices in the context of cybersecurity. The end goal is airtight data protection, so finding cracks in the vault is a positive thing - as long as you get there before the bad guys do. How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk is your guide to more robust protection through better quantitative processes, approaches, and techniques.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • better know math and statistics before diving in

  • By Andy on 03-28-17

Great book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-18

This was a great book to help put a lot of things into perspective for measuring risk. As someone who only listens to audio books while driving in the car, the math heavy chapters where of slightly less value as an audio book. That said, the content was solid enough that I will most likely be purchasing this book on Kindle to read again and make more use of the actual math side of it.