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Electronic Resources
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E.3 WWW Pages

There are dozens of WWW pages with pointers to other information. Some pages are comprehensive, and others are fairly narrow in focus. The ones we list here provide a good starting point for any browsing you might do. You will find most of the other useful directories linked into one or more of these pages, and you can then build your own set of "bookmarks."

E.3.1 CIAC

The staff of the CIAC keep a good archive of tools and documents available on their site. This archive includes copies of their notes and advisories, and some locally developed software:



COAST (Computer Operations, Audit, and Security Technology) is a multi-project, multi-investigator effort in computer security research and education in the Computer Sciences Department at Purdue University. It is intended to function with close ties to researchers and engineers in major companies and government agencies. COAST focuses on real-world research needs and limitations. (See the sidebar.)

The WWW hotlist index at COAST is the most comprehensive list of its type available on the Internet as of the publication of this edition:



The FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) Secretariat maintains a large archive of material, including pointers to WWW pages for other FIRST teams:


E.3.4 NIH

The WWW index page at NIH provides a large set of pointers to internal collections and other archives:


E.3.5 Telstra

Telstra Corporation maintains a comprehensive set of WWW pages on the topic of Internet and network security at: