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External Resources & ToolsThis page includes information on third party utilities and tools to aid in safe computing.
Third Party Security ResourcesGeneral information security resources and websites for reference, including links to major cyber security companies and organizations.
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, part of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University.
SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Networking and Security) Institute - organization specializing in information security training and security certification.
McAfee anti-virus and anti-spyware software - designed to secure and protect your systems and networks.
SOPHOS develops security software and hardware and provides security to organizations and businesses.
- EDUCAUSE Information Security Guide
This guide contains information on approaches and applications of information security at institutions of higher education.
- FTC Consumer Information
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) webpage for consumers, which includes information on Privacy & Identity.
- Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
The APWG is a coalition providing information on cybercrime and phishing for businesses and organizations worldwide.
- How Firewalls Work
This webpage contains detailed information about what a firewall is and how it works to keep your computer systems safe.
- Stay Safe Online
Learn about Cyber Security and how to keep you safe online on this website developed by the National Cyber Security Alliance.
- Onguard Online
This website, powered by the federal government, provides information on safe, secure and responsible computing online.
Third Party Security ToolsOnline tools to help you secure your computer and personal information.
- Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MSBA)
The MSBA is a tool for small to medium-sized businesses designed to analyze the security state of their systems.
- Windows Update
It is important to always keep your systems updated with software and security enhancements. Update your Windows Operating Systems here, using Internet Explorer.
- Macintosh Software Update
Macintosh operating systems will usually search for updates automatically, but you can use this site to manually check for updates.
- Should I Change My Password?
Check to see if your password has been comprised and use the email tracking service to be notified if your account is comprised in the future.
- How to Create Strong Passwords
The Microsoft website provides a guide to generating a strong and secure password and includes a password strength checker.
- Symantec Security Check
The Symantec Security Check is a free online tool which scans your computer for potential security risks and privacy threats.
- GRC ShieldsUP!
Internet Port Vulnerability Scanner for Windows
Free Open-Source Disk Encryption software for Windows/Mac/Linux
- Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
Free open-source secure hard disk wiping and data clearing utility
- Security For Source Code
Resources for developers to assist with security in their source code.