There is so much more one could write about security.
There is no such thing as enough security –be it with forts or padlocks or computers. Just when you think you have it all secured, a new threat looms in the background. There is so much more one could write about security. It would run into several articles. Here, I present some web links and book titles that one can use to further enhance one’s knowledge about computer security.
Thankfully there are many security sites that provide one with updates on new infections and the means to contain them. One can also become a member of a security forum and learn from discussions there. These apart, certain books also can help you in understanding issues relating to security.
Of course, there is no such thing as enough security, but with proper security measures that are in full supply from online resources that can help you know what is happening in the world of security and what action you can take when something comes up on that front. Here are list of some online resources.
1. Microsoft Security Updates:
This site has security updates as well as tools and tips. Here, you can find security updates for any Microsoft products you may be using. When you click “Home Users”, for instance, you will be taken to a page that has information and tips pertaining to home security.
CERT is a project maintained by Carnegie Mellon University to study Internet security vulnerabilities, research long-term changes in networked systems and develop information to improve IT security. If one wishes to know what is happening in IT security, this is a good site to visit. There are even statistics pertaining to virus/worm infections and vulnerabilities.
3. Centre for internet security
The centre for internet security is a non-profit enterprise whose mission is to help organizations reduce the risk of business and e-commerce disruptions resulting from inadequate technical security controls. This site is meant for system administrator in a business, but if one is interested in security issues, one can pick up some information here. Part of focus of this website is on security benchmarking tool,, which can be downloaded free of cost to test the security policies in a network or even home system. Under the link called “Other Resources” one will find several articles in PDF format, pertain to the US governmental laws on IT security.
This is an all-in-one website that features information for both home users as well as system or network administrators. The site features a dictionary of security terms, a blog, a library that contains articles, white papers, security hardware vendor information, and more.
It is true there is no such thing as enough security as these websites numbers can have closer to one hundred. At some other time, I shall make an effort to write one more article on this subject featuring some more new additional security websites of intelligent repute.