Whether you are an audiobook kind of person or love the tactile feel of turning a page, the five books listed below are ones you need to seek out and read.  They span the intelligence coverage from OSINT practices, digital forensics, intelligence playbooks, and cyber threat intelligence visualized. There is something on this list that will resonate with everyone based on your skill set and the way you best consume content and retain it.


Top 5 Threat Intelligence Books You Should Read


The OSINT Handbook

by Dale Meredith  

This newly published book provides valuable insights into the practices of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT). It delves into crucial topics concerning OSINT, offering readers practical guidance on efficiently gathering and analyzing publicly available data for intelligence purposes. Serving as a valuable resource, the book is ideal for security practitioners seeking to elevate their OSINT skills and remain abreast of the most current techniques and tools in the industry.



DFIR Investigative Mindset

by Brett Shavers 

The book emphasizes the importance of developing a powerful investigative mindset, which is crucial for success in both criminal and civil investigations. Shavers draws upon his extensive experience as a DFIR veteran to present a holistic approach to investigative thinking, offering actionable strategies and insightful techniques to enhance problem-solving abilities and investigative acumen. 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to DFIR

new chapter by IoT Forensics 

Delving into digital forensics and incident response unveils a dynamic landscape constantly shaped by technological advancements. The inclusion of a groundbreaking chapter on IoT Forensics in this book signifies a pivotal shift towards addressing the emerging challenges posed by the Internet of Things (IoT).  By incorporating the IoT Forensics chapter, the book not only broadens its scope but also underscores the significance of understanding and adapting to the rapid proliferation of connected devices.


The Intelligence Handbook, fourth edition

by Christopher Ahlberg, Ph.D.

Introducing the latest iteration of the renowned publication, the fourth edition of this essential guide encapsulates the essence of cultivating an intelligence-driven security approach. Spanning 198 pages, this comprehensive resource delves into the expansive realm of intelligence utilization within organizations, featuring new sections dedicated to fraud, identity, and attack surface intelligence. It stands as a pivotal reference for security teams seeking to fortify their defences with robust intelligence frameworks.



Visual Threat Intelligence: An Illustrated Guide For Threat Researchers

by Thomas Roccia

Visual Threat Intelligence is a fascinating book that presents cyber threat intelligence concepts through captivating visuals and illustrations. It strikes a perfect balance between concise explanations and real-world case studies, making complex topics accessible to readers. 

The book's innovative approach combines detailed textual descriptions with visually appealing diagrams and graphics, enhancing information retention and understanding.


In closing, there is nothing better than seeing helpful resources such as the books above available for upskilling and more. Crowdsourced books such as The Hitchhiker’s Guide to DFIR to industry staples like The Intelligence Handbook, guide the evolution of our thinking and practical operations, and that's a good thing.

Happy reading!

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