Zero Day: Fact-based fiction for IT professionals
As an IT pro, you deal with network security issues every day. Now you can actually get some enjoyment out of it, in your leisure time. We all need to take a break now and then, and if reading is one of your favorite pastimes, you're sure to be enthralled by Zero Day, Mark Russinovich's cyber-thriller that hit the shelves on March 15th. Unlike most of the novels with cybersecurity-related plotlines that I've read in the past, this one is written by someone who really knows and understands the technology, so you never have any of those "Wait a minute - that's not how it works" moments. Mark is one of the co-founders of Winternals Software and wrote the great Sysinternals tools that Windows administrators use on a regular basis, and since 2006, he's been a Technical Fellow at Microsoft. This is his first published novel.
I got my copy yesterday and stayed up most of the night, vowing over and over to read "just one more chapter," but unable to stop once I finished another. This book should be required reading for everyone who works in computer networking and security.
For a much more in-depth review, see my blog post on my TechTalk blog at
You can buy the hardcover or download the Kindle version from Amazon at
Or if you have a Nook, you can get it from Barnes & Noble here:
And here's the link for those with Sony Readers:
Prepare to be entertained and educated.