So I am currently in the process of studying for MCITP, its not exactly exciting stuff, so I needed some bed time reading. Friend pointed me to the "Stealing the Network" series. I am someone new to the InfoSec field, been doing Sys Admin stuff for a while but decided I wanted to do more than clean up the mess once it made its way in. I want to learn more about how it go there to begin with. So when I'm not studying Microsoft, I am reading up on InfoSec and EH materials.
So I am about half way through STN: Owning the Identity, so far it blows my mind but at the same time making me even MORE interested in the field. I was happy to see one of the stories mentioning tools I am already familiar with and realize I am on the right track! So for any other newbies out there, take a look at this series of books, it is fantastic!!
On a side note, another friend of mine said I should give "Hacking for Moscow" a read to see some old school hacking.