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Last modified: Monday, May 17, 2004 

(n.) In the computer industry, refers to techniques for ensuring that data stored in a computer cannot be read or compromised by any individuals without authorization. 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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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.

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.

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.

eSecurity Planet 
A resource for daily information on e-security targeted to IT managers. The site provides users with information from a variety of sources, including experts at security product and services firms, and the consultants who follow the security industry.

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.

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

Bugtraq Archives
Searchable archive of the UNIX security mailing list.

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.

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.

Dr. Solomon's computer virus information site
This site is dedicated to users of Dr. Soloman's virus and information technology security products, and provides links to a virus information center, product and company information, and related Web links.

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

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.

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.

Java tutorial on security
Describes Java security restrictions.

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.

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

Security and Encryption Links
Comprehensive collection of security related links.
Offers summaries of security news items and a collection of security alerts, product information, tools and other resources.

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.

Yahoo!'s security and encryption page
Yahoo!'s directory of Internet security and encryption.

Yahoo!'s security page
Yahoo!'s directory of security.

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