If you would like to learn more about network security, and some of the available tools, check out some of these links.
This list will be enhanced on a regular basis. If you are looking for something, and you don't know where to find it, please give us call or drop us an email:

General Security Information
Ars Technica - The PC Enthusiasts Resource
Center for Internet Security - Nonprofit Organization
DistroWatch - Linux site - Distributed Intrusion Detection System
Microsoft Security Center - Unix and Linux Resource - Tracking Windows-specific vulnerabilities

SANS.ORG - Security Standards, Resources, Training - Vendor-Neutral IT Security Professionals Community
SecurityWizardry Internet Head Up Display (Incorporates Dshield data)

Stanford University - Meant for Stanford Users, but useful security information overall

General Software and Protocol Information
Jabber Software Foundation - Instant Messaging and other Protocols

Publicly Available Security Tools
Network Associates (McAfee) Stinger Virus Removal Tool
NMap Security Scanner from
Source code for a Linux-based command-line RPC Vulnerability Scanner
Vulnerability Scanners from Eeye Digital Research

Commercial Security Firms (No endorsement implied) - Retina, Secure IIS, Iris and other Security related software
Internet Security Systems ( -Hardware, Software, Services
TruSecure - Risk Management Products, Services

Security Related Technical Papers - Wireless Security "Blackpaper" - Best Practices for Wireless Security - Wireless Security Challenge - Wireless LAN Security
The Unofficial 802.11 Security Web Page (

Authority Reference Sites

Network & Internet Related
American Registry for Internet Numbers Whois Lookup (North American IP Addresses)

Asia-Pacific Network Information Center Whois Lookup
European IP Number Registry (RIPE)
IEEE Lookup for MAC Address Manufacturer Information
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (Protocol and Port Numbering Standards) - Shows your effective IP Address
Registrar Whois Lookup for .COM, .NET, .ORG Top Level Domains Trojan/Worm Lookup Facility - by Port Numbers TCP/UDP Port Lookup Facility

Non-Network Related

North American Numbering Plan (Telephone Area Codes and Prefixes for U.S., Canada & the Caribbean)

Online (Converting most measurements to others - distance, weight, volume, etc.)

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