Technical Resources and Course Web Site for
Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards

William Stallings

Last Updated:Friday, February 9, 2007

This site is intended to provide support for instructors and students using the book. For more information about the book, see the Prentice Hall page, which provides a table of contents and description.

Useful Web Sites

A chapter-by-chapter list of related web sites. This includes all active sites listed in the book, plus other useful sites. Suggestions welcome.


Course Support Materials

Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly. File name is Errata-NetSec-mmyy. If you spot any errors, please report them to .
Figures: On-line transparency masters of some of the figures from the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
PowerPoint Slides: A set of slides prepared for use with this book by Henric Johnson at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

NOTICE: No password is required for any downloads.Doing ftp via a Netscape browser sometimes fails, either because it mistakenly assumes a password is needed or for other reasons. If so, try using Explorer or an FTP package.

Security Courses

Instructors might find these web sites for courses taught using this book useful.
COT4390 Introduction to Security. Florida Atlantic U. Includes project suggestions.
CS 465 Computer Security. Brigham Young U. Includes lecture slides.
CSCI 555. Hood College in Maryland. Includes lecture notes.
ECE 8813 Computer Network Security. Georgia Tech. Set of powerpoint slides and good set of links.

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Useful Web Sites

Chapter 1 - Overview

COAST: Comprehensive set of links to sites related to cryptography and network security.
IETF Security Area: Keep up to date on Internet security standardization efforts
The Cryptography FAQ: Lengthy and worthwhile FAQ covering all aspects of cryptography.
Tom Dunigan's Security Page: An excellent list of pointers to cryptography and network security web sites.
Computer Security Resource Center: Maintained by NIST; contains a broad range of information on security threats, technology, and standards.
Computer and Network Security Reference Index: A good index to vendor and commercial products, FAQs, newsgroup archives, papers, and other Web sites.
IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy: Home of the electronic newsletter Cipher, which provides book reviews, new crypto and security links, and links to reports and papers available online.

Chapter 2 - Conventional Encryption and Message Confidentiality

AES Home Page: NIST's page on the forthcoming Advanced Encryption Standard.

Chapter 4 - Authentication Applications

MIT Kerberos Site: Information about Kerberos, including the FAQ, papers and documents, and pointers to commercial product sites.
USC/ISI Kerberos Page: Another good source of Kerberos material.
Public-Key Infrastructure Working Group: IETF group developing standards based on X.509v3.
Verisign: A leading commercial vendor of X.509-related products; white papers and other worthwhile material at this site.

Chapter 5 - Electronic Mail Security

PGP Home Page: PGP Web site by Network Associates, the leading PGP commercial vendor.
MIT Distribution Site for PGP: Leading distributer of freeware PGP. Contains FAQ, other information, and links to other PGP sites.
S/MIME Charter: Latest RFCs and internet drafts for S/MIME.
S/MIME Central: RSA Inc.'s Web site for S/MIME. Includes FAQ and other useful information.

Chapter 6 - IP Security

IPSEC Charter: Latest RFCs and internet drafts for IPsec.
IPSEC Working Group News: Working group documents, mail archives, related technical papers, and other useful material.
IPSEC Resources: List of companies implementing IPSec, implementation survey, and other useful material.

Chapter 7 - Web Security

Netscape's SSL Page: Contains the SSL specification.
TLS Charter: Latest RFCs and internet drafts for TLS.
OpenSSL Project: Project to develop open-source SSL and TLS software. Site includes documents and links.
MasterCard SET Site: Latest SET documents, glossary of terms, and application information.
SETCo LLC: Organization that promotes SET.

Chapter 8 - Network Management Security

IETF SNMPv3 Working Group: Maintains the most recent copies of SNMPv3-related RFCs and internet draft documents, plus a schedule of past and future work.
SNMPv3 Web Site: Maintained by the Technical University of Braunschweig. It provides links to the RFCs and internet drafts, copies of clarifications and proposed changes posted by the working group, and links to vendors with SNMPv3 implementations.
The Simple Web Site: Maintained by the University of Twente. It is a good source of information on SNMP, including pointers to many public-domain implementations and lists of books and articles.

Chapter 9 - Intruders and Viruses

CERT Coordination Center: The organization that grew from the computer emergency response team formed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Site provides good information on Internet security threats, vulnerabilities, and attack statistics.
Anti-Virus Research: IBM's site on virus information; one of the best.