The most comprehensive list of hacker and cybersecurity movies. Foreword by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
— Steve Morgan, co-author of Hacker’s Movie Guide
SAUSALITO, California, USA, April 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — ‘Hacker’s Movie Guide’, the most comprehensive list of hacker and cybersecurity movies from 1956 to present, has been released on Amazon. The book is available in paperback, Kindle edition and eBook.
Co-writer Connor Morgan dove deep into Hollywood, then into cyberspace, to produce an unrivaled list of more than 250 movies, according to the book’s description on Amazon.
“My whole life has been about wanting to be more like younger, poorer or weaker movie protagonists having to defeat Goliath, but having a brain that thinks outside the rules,” writes Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, in its Foreword. “I have always been for the young and the poor, the consumers against the producers. This is almost always the theme attributed to pirates in movies. Young pirates use their brains for good and fairness. We all take their side in these films.
Films often inspire young people’s career choices.
“Films featuring ethical hackers fighting evil and wrongdoers can engage, entertain and recruit the talent of tomorrow,” says Theresa Payton, former White House CIO. “These films are essential to our recruiting efforts.”
“For me, as a young woman, seeing the character of a teenage hacker in a movie changed the course of my life,” says Keren Elazari, whose TED talk on hackers has been seen by millions, translated into 30 languages and is one of the most watched talks on TED.com on the subject of cybersecurity.
“When I watched the movie Hackers in 1995, I had just graduated from high school and started my journey to earn my bachelor’s degree in computer science at Old Dominion University,” says Laura Deaner, manager information security at Northwestern Mutual. “Acid Burn inspired me so much that I decided I wanted to be a hacker too. The rest, as they say, is history.”
Throughout the book’s pages, cybersecurity experts and thought leaders share their favorite movies and characters.
“This is an awesome guide…and thankfully contains one of my favorite hacker movies of all time, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which has the life-defining phrase: ‘Life goes fast enough. If you don’t don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you might miss it,” says Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
The first movies turned out to be accurate predictors of the future.
“War Games put piracy on the map,” says CrowdStrike co-founder and CEO George Kurtz. “It gave everyone an idea of how we are really connected and the impact a major hack could have. We had no idea how prophetic it would be.
There’s something for everyone in the new book.
“I believe there’s a hacker inside of all of us. Watch a movie and unleash your inner hacker. It might even change your life,” says Steve Morgan, co-author of “Hacker’s Movie Guide.”
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