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.