Book Review Requirements

All book reviews must have four sections. Optionally, you can include a Sources and/or References section:

  • Title
  • Executive Summary
  • Review
  • Conclusion
  • Sources (Optional)
  • References (Optional)

Title
Cybersecurity Canon Candidate Book Review: “” , by ,” Book Reviewed by , , .

Example:
Cybersecurity Canon Candidate Book Review: “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime – from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door (2014) by Brian Krebs,” Book Reviewed by Rick Howard, Palo Alto Networks CSO, 24 November 2014.


Executive Summary

Write a 250-word executive summary for those readers who do not want to take the time to read your 1500-word review at the moment.


Review

You are trying to make the case that the book should be inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon Hall of Fame. Reviews will be between 800 and 1,500 words, not including the executive summary.  Half the review should summarize the book and the other half should make the case that this book should be in the Hall of Fame.


Conclusion

This is where you summarize your final arguments for the Review. You know you have a good conclusion if you feel like you can “drop the mic” after the last sentence.


Sources (Optional)

Example: Please include any sources you refer to in the Review in this format:

Sources
[1] “Trends In Computer Virus Research,” by Fred Cohen, VXHaven, sponsored by ASP, 1991, Last Visited 26 August 2016
http://vxheaven.org/lib/afc06.html
References (Optional)

Example: Please include any references that helped you in your review in this format:

“A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century,” by United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, August 2007, Last Visited 26 August 2016,
http://www.dtic.mil/srch/doc?collection=t3&id=ADA472623.

Note: Consider the Executive Summary and the Review to be two stand-alone documents. It is perfectly acceptable to have the same or similar language in both the Executive Summary and the Review.

Note: The reviewer should not have a personal connection (e.g., friend, relative) to the author.


Submission

Combine the

  • Title
  • Executive Summary
  • Review
  • Conclusion
  • Sources (Optional)
  • References (Optional)

into one document. Use the form below to submit the combined Review. We accept Microsoft Word format and plain text files.

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