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MSc Cyber Security

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You will be given more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks and journals we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.

In the meantime, you may want to prepare by becoming familiar with The Cyber Security Body Of Knowledge (CYBOK) CYBOK Knowledge Base version 1.1.

We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, the following books are also essential for your modules:

  • Andress, J., 2019, Foundations of Information Security: A Straightforward Introduction, No Starch Press.
  • Gollmann, D., 2010, Computer Security, 3rd Edition, pp.1-464, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-74115-3.
  • Stallings, W., 2016, Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards, Pearson.
  • Gogolin, G., 2012, Digital Forensics Explained, Digital Forensics Explained. DOI: 10.1201/b13689.
  • Ligh, M., Hartstein, B. & Adair, S., 2010, Malware analyst’s cookbook and DVD: tools and techniques for fighting malicious code, Wiley.

Useful websites

Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following websites:

Additional Security and Forensic related websites:

Things to do now

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to try the following activities:

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