Encryption, Privacy and Security Issues
50 Ways to Protect Your Information Assets When Cruising the Internet: Important and timely suggestions for keeping your information and systems protected as you cruise the Internet.
Center for Democracy and Technology: Extensive and detailed information and articles on technology, the internet and civil rights, including issues of free speech, cryptography, legislation, privacy and surveillance.
CERT Coordination Center: The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordination center is a US federally funded research and development center which works to improve computer and network security by: studying vulnerabilities in the Internet; providing teams to handle computer security incidents; conducting research into networked systems and by providing information and training to help improve security on both individual and networked systems. They also broadcast alerts on breaking news in the computer security/virus arenas.
Computer and Internet Security Resources: An extremely detailed resource on computer and Internet security, legal resources, publications on this topic, mailing lists you can join and links of interest.
Computer Crime Research Center: the Computer Crime Research Center (CCRC) is an independent institute dedicated to the research of cyber crime, cyber terrorism and other issues of computer crimes and internet fraud phenomena; they also conduct researches in fighting child pornography and pedophilia in the Internet.. Researches are carried out within the framework of the joint US-Ukrainian scientific-research program of the Computer Crime Research Center and the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at the American University, Washington, DC, USA.
Computer Forensics, Cybercrime and Steganography Resources: Information links and online documents on cybercrime, the detection and analysis of cybercrime in/on computer systems, and data hiding/encryption.
Computer Security Institute: CSI is a leading international membership organization specifically dedicated to serving and training the information, computer and network security professional. Since 1974, CSI has been providing education and aggressively advocating the critical importance of protecting information assets.
Computer Security Resource Center: A project of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, the CSRC works to improve information systems security by raising awareness of risks, vulnerabilities and protection requirements, particularly for new and emerging technologies. Their site is a wealth of information on all areas touching on computer security, including online articles, technical specifications and links to sites of interest.
Consumer Privacy Guide.org: Privacy Guide gives you useful tips for protecting your privacy and helps you take control of the way businesses collect and use information on visitors to their web sites.
Electronic Frontier Foundation: The EFF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression, in the arena of computers and the Internet. Their databases and links areas contain excellent information on the present standing of copyright on the internet and the security of communications. Canadian issues of electronic freedom can be seen at Electronic Frontier Foundation Canada.
Electronic Privacy Information Center: EPIC is a public interest research organization based in Washington D.C. Their site includes much information on privacy legislation, privacy tools, encryption, computer security and more.
Internet Firewalls Frequently Asked Questions: A simple to read and understand resource which introduces many of the basic concepts of internet and computer security and the technology and software which makes it possible.
Kidshield Europe: This European Union organization provides information and educational materials to help train children and parents on issues of Internet safety, child pornography and child luring.
National Cyber Security Alliance: The NCSA’s mission is to empower and support digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the cyber infrastructure. NCSA, a 501 c (3) founded in 2001, is a public private partnership, working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), corporate sponsors (ADP, AT&T, Cisco, EMC, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, SAIC, Symantec), and nonprofit collaborators to promote cyber security awareness for home users, small and medium size businesses, and primary and secondary education.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: This organization covers all issues dealing with privacy rights and covers such topics as wiretapping, junk mail and harassing phone calls, the Internet and government, as well as stalking and harassment and identity theft. Online fact sheets, the text of articles, speeches and papers, as well as case histories and links of interest are all available.
Safer Internet (InSafe): The Safer Internet Action Plan promoting safety on the Internet is the official European Union’s response to tackling the controversial issue of illegal, harmful and racist content on the Internet.