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ORGANIZATIONS AND FORUMS

 

General

The following table lists web sites containing information about some of the organizations and industry forums involved in specifying security standards, specifications and recommendations and also some of the organizations involved in responding to security threats.

Organization or Forum Name Type Web Site
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Non-profit http://www.asisonline.org/
Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team (AVERT) Network Associates Profit http://www.avertlabs.com
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AUSCERT) Response http://www.auscert.org.au/
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center Response http://www.cert.org
CERIAS Academic http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/
Commission of the European Union (CEU) Government  
Common Criteria   http://www.commoncriteria.org/
Computer Security Institute Profit http://www.gocsi.com
Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) Government http://csrc.nist.gov/
Copy Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM/CPPM)    
Counter Exploitation   http://www.cexx.org
Department of Justice (DOJ) Government http://www.usdoj.gov/
Digital Consumer Non-profit http://www.digitalconsumer.org
Digital Content Protection, LLC   http://www.digital-cp.com/
Digital Transmission License Administrator (DTCP)   http://www.dtcp.com
Electronic Frontier Foundation Non-profit http://www.eff.org/
European Committee for Banking Standards   http://www.ecbs.org
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Government http://www.cenelec.org
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Government http://www.cenorm.be
European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Non-profit http://www.ecma.ch
European  Telecommunications Standards Institure (ETSI) Non-profit http://www.etsi.org
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government http://www.fbi.gov
Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) Response http://www.fedcirc.gov/
Forum of Incident and Response Security Team Response http://www.first.org
German Research Network Computer Emergency Response Team (DFN-CERT) Response http://www.cert.dfn.de
Hacker Emergency Response Team (HERT) Non-profit http://www.hert.org
Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science Academic http://www.tcs.hut.fi/~helger/crypto/
High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Non-profit http://htcia.org
Information and Communications Technologies Standards Board   http://www.ict.etsi.fr/home.htm
Information Security Profit http://www.infosecuritymag.com
Info Security News Profit http://www.infosecnews.com
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Non-profit http://www.issa-intl.org
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Non-profit http://www.ieee-security.org/
International Computer Security Association (ISCA) Profit http://www.icsa.net
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Non-profit http://www.iso.ch
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Non-profit http://www.itu.ch
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Non-profit http://www.ietf.org
Microsoft Security Group Profit http://www.microsoft.com/security
National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Government http://niap.nist.gov/
National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) Government http://www.nipc.gov/
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Government http://csrc.ncsl.nist.gov/
National Security Agency (NSA) Government http://www.nsa.gov:8080/
Network Associates, Inc. (NAI) Labs Profit http://www.nailabs.com
RosettaNet Non-profit http://rosettanet.org
RSA Profit http://www.rsasecurity.com/standards/
SearchSecurity.com Profit http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/
Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Non-profit http://www.spa.org
SpyChecker   http://www.spychecker.com
Spywareinfo   http://www.spywareinfo.com
The Open Group Non-profit http://www.rdg.opengroup.org/
Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) Non-profit http://www.trustedpc.org
United States Secret Service Government http://www.treas.gov/usss/
     

 

Hackers

 

The following table lists some hacker web sites. Please be careful when viewing these sites.

 

Organization Web Site
Def Con http://www.defcon.org
Hacker Crackdown http://www.mit.edu/hacker/hacker.html
Hacker News Network http://www.hackernews.com/
Hackers.com http://www.hackers.com/
Hack Factor X http://www.hfactorx.org/
Happy Hacker http://www.happyhacker.org/
Hacker Network http://www.hackernetwork.com
L0PHT Heavy Industries http://www.l0pht.com/
Phrack Magazine http://www.phrack.com/
Technotronic http://www.technotronic.com/
The CODEX http://www.thecodex.com/
The Hideaway http://www.hidewaway.net/
2600 Magazine http://www.2600.com/
WebFringe http://www.webfringe.com/
   

 


ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

 

Article by Jeff Lawrence: “Information Security in an Open Public Network”

 

Presentation by Jeff Lawrence: "Hackers, Crackers and Phreakers"

 


LAWS

 

Some laws related to fraud, counterfeiting, piracy and privacy.

 

Law Year Nature Web Site
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) 1978 Federal  
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) 1994 Federal  
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) 1994 Federal  
Economic Espionage Act 1996 Federal  
Telecommunications Act 1996 Federal  
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) 1998 Federal  
E911 Act 1999 Federal  
Patriot Act 2001 Federal  
Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 In Process Federal  
Homeland Security Act (HSA) 2002 Federal  
Cyber Security Research and Development Act (CSRDA) 2002 Federal  
Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) In Process Federal  
Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) In Process State  
Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996 Federal  
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 1998 Federal  
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) 1999 Federal  
Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA) 2000 Federal  
Sarbones Oxley Act 2002 Federal  
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act 2000 Federal  
National Association of Insurance Companies (NAIC) Model Act 1980 Trade  
Consumer Technology Bill of Rights   Consumer http://www.digitalconsumer.org/bill.html
Convention on Cybercrime 2001 Council of Europe  
       

 


OTHER

 

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