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Refers to techniques for ensuring that data stored in a computer cannot be read or compromised. Most security measures involve data encryption and passwords. Data encryption is the translation of data into a form that is unintelligible without a deciphering mechanism. A password is a secret word or phrase that gives a user access to a particular program or system.



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Outstanding Page Computer security resources
Resource site containing links to FAQs, security advisories, documents, groups and organizations, related security Web sites, and Request for Comment (RFC) documents on computer and network security. Harvard's Unix Security Information is an excellent source for information on security for both unix and non-unix systems. Updated on Dec 28, 1996

Outstanding Page Cryptography and Security Resources
Excellent collection of links to cryptography and security pages. This site is maintained by Professor Ronald Rivest, creator of the MD5 message-digest algorithm.

Outstanding Page Electronic Frontier Foundation home page
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the civil liberties union of cyberspace, offers links to Internet security issues, news, a net guide, calendar, organizational information, and alerts. Updated on Jun 25, 1998

Outstanding Page NIST computer security resource clearinghouse
National Institute of Standards and Technology's computer security resource clearinghouse. It contains information on numerous security topics, as well as alerts about viruses and other security threats. Updated on Jan 29, 1998

Outstanding Page Rotherwick firewall resources
Contains over 900 firewall and Internet security links as well as introductory information on firewalls and network security. Updated on Mar 28, 1998

Outstanding Page W3C Security Resources
Good collection of links to various aspects of Web and Internet security.

  CERT home page
This site hosts the CERT Coordination Center, an organization that focuses on computer security concerns for Internet users. Their home page contains information about the organization, links to an FTP site where CERT advisories can be retrieved, FAQs, archives, and research information. Updated on May 13, 1998

  Computer security evaluation FAQ
Contains answers to common questions about the Trusted Product Evaluation Program (TPEP).

  Computer Security Institute site
The Computer Security Institute is an international membership organization offering training specifically targeted to information security professionals. Their home page provides links security seminars, conferences, publications, surveys, and tools. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Considerations for LAN and Internet Security
Article by Gary C. Kessler and Carol A. Monaghan (February, 1997) that provides an excellent overview of LAN security issues, including the weaknesses of TCP/IP and the use of firewalls. Updated on Feb 12, 1998

  EINet's General Security Index
Organized collection of links to security topics. Includes articles, organizations, collections, directories, and discussion groups.

  Entrust Technologies home page
Entrust Technologies develops software security products for encryption and digital signature. Their home page provides links to product information, a resource library, company press releases, partners, events, FAQs, and Web security references. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Gateway to Information Security home page
Contains links to information security news, companies and products, books, training and seminars, conferences, discussion groups, and jobs. Updated on Jul 22, 1998

  Guide to Internet Security
Tutorial on how to secure corporate networks that are connected to the Internet. Updated on Jul 10, 1998

  IEEE committee on security and privacy
Home page for IEEE's technical committee on security and privacy. It contains a newsletter on security issues and information on their past and present conferences and workshops.

  IETF Domain Name System Security Working Group Charter
Describes the IETF Domain Name System security working group and includes contact and mailing list information and links to Internet draft documents. Updated on Dec 29, 1997

  IETF Web Transaction Security Working Group Charter
Describes the IETF Web transacation security working group and includes contact and mailing list information and liks to Internet draft documents. Updated on Mar 7, 1997

  ISC Consortium home page
Home page of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. and contains information about professional certification, organizational information, and CISSP examination preparation. Updated on Oct 11, 1997

  Microsoft Security Advisor Program
Contains security bulletins, information about viruses, helpful tips, white papers, and news items.

  Netscape Security Center
Provides access to security resources, products, technologies and news.

  Network Associates
Home page of Network Associates, supplier of enterprise network security and management software. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Network Security Buyer's Guide
Provides information about network security, utilities and virus protection. Offers a searchable database of products, links to vendor sites, and a library of white papers, press releases, and product presentations. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  NT Security News
Information and links regarding Internet security, specifically aimed at Windows NT users.

  Quadralay's cryptography archive
Quadralay's Cryptography Archive is a collection of links relating to electronic privacy and cryptography. Updated on Feb 12, 1998

  Security and Encryption Links
Comprehensive collection of security related links.

  Security Dynamics
Corporate site for Security Dynamics, provider of security products for remote access to enterprise networks and RSA encryption and authentication technologies. Updated on Jun 18, 1998

  Security encryption products
Home page of CES Communications, supplier of voice and fax encryptors and data security products. The site includes product information, a company profile and articles on communications security. Updated on Jun 17, 1998

  The Computer Security Technology Center (CSTC)
This site hosts the activities of the Computer Security Technology Center (CSTC), an organization serving the needs of clients in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  The Internet Privacy Coalition
Home page of the Internet Privacy Coalition, an organization whose mission is to promote privacy and security on the Internet. They offer links to action items and pending events, the Golden Key campaign, cryptography resources, IPC alerts, and organizational information. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  TrustedWeb - intranet security product
Home page for TrustedWeb, a cross-platform, client/server product for Corporate intranets from Siemens Nixdorf. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  World Wide Web Security FAQ
This FAQ answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the security implications of running a Web server. There is also a short section on Web security from the browser's perspective. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s security and encryption page
Yahoo!'s directory of Internet security and encryption. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s security page
Yahoo!'s directory of security. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  ZDNet's Online Privacy Guide
Collection of tips for e-mail and browser security, as well as sections on eliminating security fears, a spam cookbook and discussion forum.

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