$80 in books candidates received had one of the best ROIs

Thomas Ptacek recommends these 4 books:

Gray Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers: 0689145719215: Computer Science Books @


The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications: Michal Zalewski: 8601200651461


The Art of Software Security Assessment: Identifying and Preventing Software Vulnerabilities (Volume 1 of 2): Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh: 0785342444421


The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws: Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto: 9780470170779


Thomas Ptacek says,

Principal - Latacora

Software developers are hard to hire. Security people are hard to hire. Software security testers work in the intersection of those two sets, and are especially hard to hire. We give copies of Web App Hacker’s Handbook, Tangled Web, The Art Of Software Security Assessment & Grey Hat Python to our candidates to prep them for our hiring process. Those $80 in books our candidates received had one of the best ROIs of any investment we made anywhere in the business.

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