Meet Rick Howard
Meet the members of Ohio State's Cyber Security Canon Committee.
Rick is the Chief Analyst, CSO, and Senior Fellow at The CyberWire. His prior jobs include Palo Alto Networks CSO, TASC CISO, iDefense GM, Counterpane Global SOC Director, and the Commander of the U.S. Army’s Computer Emergency Response Team. He helped found the Cyber Threat Alliance and the Cybersecurity Canon project. Rick holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and an engineering degree from the US Military Academy. He has published many academic papers on security and has contributed to two books: “Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures” and “Cyber Security Essentials.” - SOURCE
What books are on your nightstand?
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Something Wicked this way Comes
What’s the last great Security book you read?
Are there any classic novels that you only recently read for the first time?
Tuesdays with Morrie
To Have and Have not
Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how)?
On vacation, early in the morning, on the balcony of a hotel, near the ocean.
What’s your favorite book no one else has heard of?
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowel
Which writers – novelists, playwrights, critics, journalists, poets – working today do you admire most?
Stephen King can really tell a story well
Ron Chernow on his biographies
Mark Bowden can write about anything
Bill Bryson: funny
Malcom Gladwell: I love his contrarian view of the world.
Neal Stephenson: Big ideas
Walter Isaacson: Biographer extraordinaire
Dan Simmons: Compelling stories
David Mccullough: History
What Security book would you most like to see turned into a movie or TV show that hasn’t already been adapted?
The Cuckoo's Egg
What’s the most interesting thing you learned from a Security book recently?
From the 5th Domain, that the cybersecurity personnel shortage is not at the entry level, it is at the senior level.
Which Security subjects do you wish more authors would write about?
That there are humans on the other side of hacker keyboards and we should try to defeat them, not simply the tools they create.
How do you organize your books?
By genre: Cybersecurity, history, horror, etc ....
What book did you feel as if you were supposed to like, and didn’t?
To have and have not
What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
Pride and Prejudice
oh, so many ....
What do you plan to read next?
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't
What book do you wish was never converted into movie?
Which book or movie most inspired you in this field?