strongarm summer reading list

The Strongarm Summer Reading List: 10 Scintillating Books on Espionage and Hacking

July 17, 2017 | By

Do you have your beach reads picked out for the summer? If we may be so bold, you might think about adding some educational material to your stack. We promise—it doesn’t have to be boring. There are a few books related to hacking, espionage, military intelligence, and the early days of the Internet that have had a big influence on our team, our philosophies, and our work. We thought it would be fun to put together a Strongarm summer reading list for you to peruse.

The Strongarm Summer Reading List

Because Strongarm’s technology was first built at MITRE, many of the folks on our team have backgrounds in military and intelligence, and we’ve been influenced by several books on those subjects. We’re also security professionals, so naturally we devour books on hacking and cybercrime. You’d be amazed at some of the stories—especially the ones set at the dawn of the Internet.

With peak beach season arriving, we wanted to share our list of favorites with you. Check it out below.

Hacking and Cybercrime


Espionage and Military

There you have it. Ten of our favorite books spanning the gamut of hacking, spying, and covert operations. If you have any other reading suggestions for us, feel free to ping us on Twitter @strongarmio or drop me a note at