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Resources

National Institute of Standards and Technology Computer Security Division
The NIST CSD develops information security standards and releases reports on a variety of information security topics.

SANS Internet Storm Center
The SANS ISC provides analysis of emerging information security threats.

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
The US-CERT provides timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits.

Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is an open source community project that produces timely Snort Signature sets and firewall rules.

Open Information Security Foundation (OISF)
The Open Information Security Foundation is a non-profit foundation organized to build the next generation IDS\IPS engine.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
The Open Web Application Security Project is focused on improving the security of application software.

Incident Reporting

Phishing: Phishing attempts can be reported to the US-CERT at phishing-report@us-cert.gov.

Vulnerabilities: Vulnerabilities can be reported to the US-CERT at cert@cert.org or soc@us-cert.gov.

Cyber Crime: Cyber crime can be reported to the Internet crime Complaint Center at http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Anti-Malware Tools

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

malwr is a free malware execution sandbox that analyzes suspicious files and facilitates the quick detection of malware.

Microsoft Safety Scanner: A free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning. http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

Wipe Utility Programs

DBAN http://www.dban.org/

Active KillDisk http://www.killdisk.com/

Eraser http://www.heidi.ie./eraser/

Password Strength Meters

Microsoft