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by CSO Staff

10 Books You Will Love

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Mar 01, 20042 mins
IT Leadership

Whether you're stuck in an airport or ensconced in a beach chair, you deserve something more compelling to read than the usual log reports. Here are 10 great security reads

Whether you’re stuck in an airport or ensconced in a beach chair, you deserve something more compelling to read than the usual log reports. Here are 10 great reads for the CSO at leisure.

1. Bringing Down the House by Ben MezrichA true, gripping tale of six MIT students’ high-stakes swindling.

2. Moneyballby Michael Lewis How Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, defied tradition by building winning teams of cheap young players and veteran castoffs using the predictive power of statistics.

3. Rearview Mirrorby William W. Turner Turner, a Hoover-era G-man, revisits the most significant cases in his FBI career including the Kennedy assassination, the Bay of Pigs and Watergate.

4. Catch Me If You Canby Frank W. Abagnale The improbable but true story of a teenage grifter who becomes a master of the scam.

5. The Gift of Fearby Gavin de Becker A leading expert on predicting violent behavior, de Becker believes we can protect ourselves from dangerous people and situations by paying attention to our own natural instincts.

6. The Naked Crowdby Jeffrey Rosen Rosen tries to find the balance between adequate security and basic liberties such as privacy.

7. The Bureau and the Mole by David A. ViseThe story of how Robert Hanssen, the most damaging double agent in FBI history, got away with two decades of spying for the Russians and how the FBI finally caught up with him.

8. Confessions of a Dangerous Mindby Chuck Barris Was Gong Show host Chuck Barris a B-list TV star or a highly decorated CIA assassin?

9. Red Mafiyaby Robert I. FriedmanFriedman exposes the Russian mob and its criminal influence on American business, politics and professional sports.

10. Black Massby Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill Black Mass tells the tale of homegrown gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, a South Boston native who still sits atop the FBI’s Most Wanted list.