McGraw-Hill, publisher of the acclaimed Hacking Exposed series, introduces a new source for trusted, hands-on coverage of current and emerging security topics: Secure Beginner’s Guides.

Written by leading experts in the security fields, these books make it easy for IT professionals to ramp up quickly to the latest security trends and best practices — and put these security concepts into practice right away.

All Secure Beginner’s Guides are packed with useful features, including:

  • “Lingo”–Common security terms defined so that you’re in the know on the job
  • “IMHO”–Frank and relevant opinions from experienced, in-the-know experts
  • “Budget Notes”–Proven tips for building security processes that fit your organization’s budget
  • “In Actual Practice”–Insider knowledge explained in real-world security contexts
  • “Your Plan”–Customizable checklists you can put to work right away
  • “Into Action”–Timesaving strategies for how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work


Check out these Secure Beginner’s Guides,  now available wherever books are sold:

Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide
Step-by-step guide on how to develop and implement a successful security metrics program

By Caroline Wong, CISSP, Director of Regional Product Management for IT, Risk, and Compliance products at Symantec

Read a sample chapter

Available now in print and e-book

Web Application Security, A Beginner’s Guide
Stock your security toolkit, prevent common hacks, and defend quickly against malicious attacks

By Brian Sullivan, Senior Security Researcher at Adobe Systems; and Vincent Liu, CISSP, Managing Partner at Stash & Liu

Read a sample chapter

Available now in print and e-book


Computer Forensics: A Beginner’s Guide
A hands-on guide to using a variety of tools to conduct computer forensics investigations and verify findings

By David Cowen, CISSP, Partner at G-C Partners, LLC

Available May 2012


Wireless Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide
An implementation guide to the basics of securing wireless technologies

By Tyler Wrightson, CISSP, CCSP, MCSE, Founder and President of Leet Systems and

Available August 2012