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View Resource Electronic Surveillance

The FBI maintains a Web site (1) that explains the purposes and ramifications of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). In addition to discussing the telecommunication industry's role in supporting the act, the site defines electronic surveillance and offers several documents regarding associated legal issues. An excellent source for government surveillance information...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/0523#TopicInDept...
View Resource Computer Immune Systems

A research group at the University of New Mexico Computer Science Department is using an analogy to biological immune systems to develop similarly functioning computer security systems. This is a significant departure from existing methods. Computer immune systems are designed to detect and contain intrusions in the same way their biological counterparts deal with viruses and infections. The...

http://www.cs.unm.edu/~immsec/
View Resource BlackHat Media Archives

This massive archive of presentations is offered for "the world wide computer security community." The archive can be accessed at no cost, and mainly consists of slide presentations from BlackHat conferences and conventions. These events began in 1997 to help professionals assess potential risks and recognize areas most vulnerable to security breaches. The material available in the archive...

http://www.blackhat.com/html/archives.html
View Resource Bruce Schneier: Crypto-Gram Newsletter

Crypto-Gram is a "free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on security: computer and otherwise." It is published on the fifteenth of every month by the founder of a network security company. Several 2003 issues have focused on cyber-terrorism, the risks it poses, and possible defenses from it. The articles also provide perspective -- for example, the author...

https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/
View Resource ZoneAlarm 5.5.094.000

This latest application from ZoneLabs is intended to assist users who wish to protect their DSL- or cable-connected personal computer from marauding hackers. The program includes four interlocking security services, including a firewall and Internet lock, and an application control. The Interlock is particularly handy, as it effectively blocks Internet traffic while your computer is unattended....

https://www.zonealarm.com/
View Resource As more information goes online, companies and individuals try to maintain privacy of web searches

Ask.com's privacy "eraser" misses a few spots http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/12/11/askeraser/index.html Protests accompany Google's expansion of Street View http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/11/technology/street.php Google Maps Street View http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/ Security Bites Podcast http://www.news.com/2030-11424-6052904.html Six Tips to Protect Your...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/1214