The following is a listing of sites that the CanCERT
™ team regards as holding useful security related information. This list is updated from time to time, so please come back and check it out.
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) - The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors. It was established in 2003 to protect the US's Internet infrastructure, and coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the US.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) - The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is an international consortium of computer incident response and security teams who work together to handle computer security incidents and to promote preventive activities.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) - A list of standardized names for vulnerabilities and other information security exposures - CVE aims to standardize the names for all publicly known vulnerabilities and security exposures.
National Vulnerability Database - The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. It includes a searchable index of information on computer vulnerabilities.
Infosyssec - Computer Security Information Resource Portal - "The most comprehensive computer and network security resource on the Internet for Information System Security Professionals."
NIST Computer Security Resource Center - U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology computer security resource. Excellent source of security best practices.
SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute - SANS is the largest source for information security training and certification in the world. It also develops, maintains, and makes available at no cost, the largest collection of research documents about various aspects of information security, and it operates the Internet's early warning system - Internet Storm Center.
Security Focus - A web site dedicated to providing comprehensive computer/ Internet security information to the Internet community. The focus is on user education and as such there is information useful to the non-technical layperson as well as the information security professional.
Virus Total - A free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.