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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
Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team (AVERT) Network Associates Profit
Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AUSCERT) Response
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center Response
CERIAS Academic
Commission of the European Union (CEU) Government  
Common Criteria
Computer Security Institute Profit
Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) Government
Copy Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM/CPPM)    
Counter Exploitation
Department of Justice (DOJ) Government
Digital Consumer Non-profit
Digital Content Protection, LLC
Digital Transmission License Administrator (DTCP)
Electronic Frontier Foundation Non-profit
European Committee for Banking Standards
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) Government
European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Government
European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Non-profit
European  Telecommunications Standards Institure (ETSI) Non-profit
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Government
Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) Response
Forum of Incident and Response Security Team Response
German Research Network Computer Emergency Response Team (DFN-CERT) Response
Hacker Emergency Response Team (HERT) Non-profit
Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science Academic
High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Non-profit
Information and Communications Technologies Standards Board
Information Security Profit
Info Security News Profit
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Non-profit
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Non-profit
International Computer Security Association (ISCA) Profit
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Non-profit
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Non-profit
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Non-profit
Microsoft Security Group Profit
National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Government
National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) Government
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Government
National Security Agency (NSA) Government
Network Associates, Inc. (NAI) Labs Profit
RosettaNet Non-profit
RSA Profit Profit
Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Non-profit
The Open Group Non-profit
Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) Non-profit
United States Secret Service Government




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


Organization Web Site
Def Con
Hacker Crackdown
Hacker News Network
Hack Factor X
Happy Hacker
Hacker Network
L0PHT Heavy Industries
Phrack Magazine
The Hideaway
2600 Magazine




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


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




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
Convention on Cybercrime 2001 Council of Europe  




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