September 12th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Government agencies' and non-profit organizations' "Information Security" sites
National Cyber Security Alliance - The National Cyber Security Alliance is a cooperative effort between industry and government organizations to foster awareness of cyber security through educational outreach and public awareness.
GetNetWise -- About Security - The GetNetWise.org security section was established to deliver information and materials to consumers to protect their information and networks from theft, misuse and destruction. The site includes tutorials on how to use common software programs to enhance security and privacy.
Introducing the National Cyber Alert System - US-CERT, a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the private sector offers the National Cyber Alert System to provide timely information about current and emerging threats to computers and networks. You can also sign up for alerts from their National Cyber Alert System.
The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace - The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, an implementing component of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, is part of the White House's overall effort to protect the Nation. The purpose of this document is to engage and empower Americans to secure the portions of cyberspace that they own, operate, or control, or with which they interact.
The Cyber Citizen Partnership - The Cybercitizen Awareness Program educates children and young adults on the dangers and consequences of cyber crime. By reaching out to parents and teachers, the program is designed to establish a broad sense of responsibility and community in an effort to develop in young people smart, ethical, and socially conscious online behavior.
BBBOnLine - BBBOnLine is the arm of the Council of Better Business Bureaus that specifically deals with web sites. Working in concert with the 142 local BBBs in the United States and Canada, BBBOnLine encourages sound and ethical online business practices through its Privacy program, Reliability program, BBB Code of Online Business Practices, and an international initiative to promote safe e-commerce.
GetNetWise - The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be only "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their family's use of the Internet.
Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development - OECD governments have drawn up new Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks in the wake of last year's September 11 attacks in the United States, in order to counter cyberterrorism, computer viruses, hacking and other threats.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s NetSmartz Workshop - The NetSmartz Workshop is an educational resource for children of all ages, parents and teachers on how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz is a project of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Compaq.
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice - The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPS”) attorney staff focus exclusively on the issues raised by computer and intellectual property crime. Section attorneys advise federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents; comment upon and propose legislation; coordinate international efforts to combat computer crime; litigate cases; and train all law enforcement groups. This website includes lesson plans and information for kids on cyberethics at: http://www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm
U.S. Department of Education Internet Safety Page - The Education Department's Office of Educational Technology works to assist the education community with meeting the national goals for educational technology.
CyberSmart! - CyberSmart! provides a comprehensive set of free lesson plans, student activities, and related materials for teachers and families to introduce the skills associated with 21st Century literacy, citizenship, and ethics. These skills provide the building blocks in order for children to be safe, responsible, and effective 21st Century citizens and learners. To access the CyberSmart! Curriculum, click here.
CERT Coordination Center’s Home Network Security Tips - The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) is a center of Internet security expertise, located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. CERT’s information ranges from protecting your system against potential problems to reacting to current problems to predicting future problems.
The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) - The NIPC's mission is to serve as the U.S. government's focal point for threat assessment, warning, investigation, and response for threats or attacks against our critical infrastructures.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Computer Security Resource Center's Small Business Corner - The mission of NIST's Computer Security Division is to improve information systems security. This site focuses on resources for small businesses.
The Information Technology Association of America - ITAA seeks to improve the information security of the nation's critical information infrastructure in both the private and public sectors. This site includes links to news articles, press releases and reports.
The Internet Security Alliance - The Internet Security Alliance is a collaborative effort between Carnegie Mellon’s CERT Coordination Center and the Electronic Industries Alliance to promote sound information security practices, policies, and technologies that enhance the security of the Internet and global information systems. The ISA recently released a guide to 10 of the highest priority and most frequently recommended security practices for business.
Consumerreports.org - Consumer Reports' Cyberspace Invaders site includes practical advice for consumers and a link to CR's online subscriber security survey. It also includes consumer security product ratings.
Center for Internet Security - CIS provides methods and tools to improve, measure, monitor, and compare the security status of Internet-connected systems and appliances.
The World Bank - To educate policy makers, businesses, consumers of financial services, and others involved in E-finance and E-commerce, the World Bank offers an E-security Site focusing on the complex trade-offs and actions needed to manage the risks of fraud and of compromising the security of digital assets. The site includes links to the World Bank's conferences, including its September 2002 seminar, Global Dialogue E-Security: Risk Mitigation in Financial Transactions, and also serves as a ************* for knowledge on managing the risks associated with open network architectures.
The Asia Oceania Electronic Marketplace Association - The Asia Oceania Electronic Marketplace Association (AOEMA) was formed to promote the use of electronic commerce in the Asian region. Working closely with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, AOEMA has done a number of projects on the barriers to electronic commerce, including this booklet to help you protect yourself when using the internet: http://www.aoema.org/safetynet.htm.
The Business Roundtable - The Business Roundtable's Digital Economy Task Force has produced a resource to help CEOs and their senior executives develop a robust, effective program to protect their business as they incorporate sophisticated information systems into their operations. The resource includes recommendations for furthering corporate cyber security programs; a depiction of the need for not just technology but also policy issues in a successful program; and a list of key government contacts and Internet sites with more info rmation on cyber security. Access the resource at http://www.brtable.org/document.cfm/814.
The Business Software Alliance - The Business Software Alliance (BSA), with programs in 65 countries worldwide, is dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. BSA also educates consumers on software management and copyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues. Visit their security page: http://www.bsa.org/usa/policy/securi...ue/index.phtml.
United States Postal Service - The United States Postal Service offers a Web site with information about its comprehensive privacy framework. The site also provides links to other resources and tools dealing with a host of privacy issues. Visit their Privacy Office: http://www.usps.com/privacyoffice/welcome.htm.
NetSafeKids - NetSafeKids is produced by the National Research Council of the National Academies. The site offers essential information and practical tips that will help parents and adults make more informed decisions about how children spend time online.
Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information Security - The Federal Trade Commission has created this website for consumers and businesses as a source of information about computer security and safeguarding personal information. Check it often for updates.
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