Posted on

Security Sites

This resources page contains a list of the 11 security sites.

Please note that MacForensicsLab is not necessarily affiliated with any of the sites listed below. Opinions and facts posted on these sites are the responsibility of the respective site owner. We have posted these links as a service to the forensics, eDiscovery, and law enforcement communities and receive no revenue for their placement. recommended site - Help Net Security

Help Net Security (HNS) is an online portal that covers all the major information security happenings. The portal has been online since 1998 and caters a large number of Information Technology readers specifically interested in computer security. Besides covering news around the globe, HNS focuses on quality technical articles and papers, vulnerabilities, various vendor advisories, latest viruses, malware and hosts the largest security software download area with software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Mobile. recommended site - The Honeynet Project

The Honeynet Project is a non-profit (501c3) volunteer, research organization dedicated to learn the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks, and share the lessons learned.


MacForensicsLab Recommended Site - Security Focus

Security Focus – a good source of security information on the Internet.

Quoted from the Security Focus “about” page

Since its inception in 1999, SecurityFocus has been a mainstay in the security community. From original news content to detailed technical papers and guest columnists, we’ve strived to be the community’s source for all things security related. SecurityFocus was formed with the idea that community needed a place to come together and share its collected wisdom and knowledge. At SecurityFocus, the community has always been our primary focus. The SecurityFocus website now focuses on a few key areas that are of greatest importance to the security community.

  • BugTraq is a high volume, full disclosure mailing list for the detailed discussion and announcement of computer security vulnerabilities. BugTraq serves as the cornerstone of the Internet-wide security community.
  • The SecurityFocus Vulnerability Database provides security professionals with the most up-to-date information on vulnerabilities for all platforms and services.
  • SecurityFocus Mailing Lists allow members of the security community from around the world to discuss all manner of security issues. There are currently 31 mailing lists; most are moderated to keep posts on-topic and to eliminate spam. Recommended Site - Forensic Science Communications

Forensic Science Communications (FSC) is a peer-reviewed forensic science journal published quarterly in January, April, July, and October by FBI Laboratory personnel. It is a means of communication between forensic scientists. Forensic Science Communications supersedes the Crime Laboratory Digest. Online access is free and archives date back to 1999.

Forensic Science Communications premiered in April 1999 and ended in April 2010. These back issues have been archived and made available for your review. Recommended Site - Computer Security Institute

Computer Security Institute serves the needs of Information Security Professionals through membership, educational events, security surveys and awareness tools. Joining CSI provides you with high quality CSI publications, discounts on CSI conferences, access to on-line archives, career development, networking opportunities and more. Recommended Site - The CERT Program

The CERT Program is part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a federally funded research and development center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Following the Morris worm incident, which brought 10 percent of internet systems to a halt in November 1988, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) charged the SEI with setting up a center to coordinate communication among experts during security emergencies and to help prevent future incidents. This center was named the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). Recommended Site - (formerly Permanently replenishing information about new viruses. Mechanisms of breeding and operation, detailed analysis of algorithms of viruses. Recommended Site - is an internet security site and the home of the popular NMAP Network Security Scanner tool. Recommended Site - Security Tracker

SecurityTracker is a service that helps you to keep track of the latest security vulnerabilities. They monitor a wide variety of Internet sources for reports of new vulnerabilities in Internet software and/or services. They provide our users with a timely and reliable source for vulnerability notification. Recommended Site - Packet Storm

.:[ packet storm ]:. – Information and computer security full disclosure web site. Recommended Site -

SecuriTeam is a group within Beyond Security dedicated to bringing you the latest news and utilities in computer security. was first launched in 1996 by a handful of Open Source enthusiasts and security experts who recognized a void in the availability of accurate and insightful news relating to open source security issues. Led by Dave Wreski, who currently serves as chief executive officer of Guardian Digital, this group has grown into a global network of collaborators who devote their time to gathering and publicizing the latest security news, advisories and reports relevant to the Linux community. Headquartered in Guardian Digital’s offices in Allendale, New Jersey,’s editorial and web development staff also creates feature articles, commentaries and surveys designed to keep readers informed of the latest Linux advancements and to promote the general growth of Linux around the world.