Computer Science Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
List of References: A list of all the references from the book.
Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly. File name is Errata-NetSec4e-mmyy. If you spot any errors, please contact me at .
Introduction to Cryptography: Provides a Web-based introduction to cryptography for non-CS majors. Although elementary, it provides a useful feel for some key concepts. Originally appeared in the on-line Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, September 2002.
Security Cartoon: A cartoon-based approach aimed at improving the understanding of security risk among typical Internet users.
Chapter 1 - Overview
IETF Security Area: Provides up-to-date information on Internet security standardization efforts.
Tom Dunigan's Security Page: An excellent list of pointers to cryptography and network security web sites.
Helger Lipmaa's Cryptology Pointers: Another excellent list of pointers to cryptography and network security 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.
Computer Security Resource Center: Maintained by NIST; contains a broad range of information on security threats, technology, and standards.
European Network and Information Security Agency A source of expertise on security issues for the EU. Includes an excellent set of technical reports, plus numerous other documents and links.
Computer and Network Security Reference Index: A good index to vendor and commercial products, FAQs, newsgroup archives, papers, and other Web sites.
Security Focus: A wide variety of security information, with an emphasis on vendor products and end-user concerns. Maintains the Bugtraq, a mailing list for the detailed discussion and announcement of computer security vulnerabilities.
SANS Institute: Similar to Security Focus. Extensive collection of white papers. Maintains Internet Storm Center, which provides a warning service to Internet users and organizations concerning security threats.
Center for Internet Security: Provides freeware benchmark and scoring tools for evaluating security of operating systems, network devices, and applications. Includes case studies and technical papers.
Institute for Security and Open Methodologies: An open, collaborative security research community. Lots of interesting information.
Chapter 2 - Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentiality
AES Home Page: NIST's page on AES. Contains the standard plus a number of other relevant documents
AES Lounge: Contains a comprehensive bibliography of documents and papers on AES, with access to electronic copies.
A Stick Figure Guide to AES A fun but worthwhile explanation.
Stan Trenholme’s AES Page A series of articles which describe various aspects of AES, including annotated C code.
Block Cipher Modes of Operation: NIST page with full information on NIST-approved modes of operation.
Chapter 3 - Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication
NIST Secure Hashing Page: : SHA FIPS and related documents.
RSA Laboratories: The research center of RSA Security, Inc., it offers an extensive collection of technical material on RSA and other topics in cryptography.
Digital Signatures: NIST page with information on NIST-approved digital signature options.
Chapter 4 - Key Distribution and User Authentication
MIT Kerberos Site: Information about Kerberos, including the FAQ, papers and documents, and pointers to commercial product sites.
MIT Kerberos Consortium: Created to establish Kerberos as the universal authentication platform for the world's computer networks.
USC/ISI Kerberos Page: Another good source of Kerberos material.
Kerberos Working Group: IETF group developing standards for Kerberos.
Strong Authentication at Fermilab A very detailed description of a large Kerberos V5 implementation. Well worth studying.
Public-Key Infrastructure Working Group: IETF group developing standards based on X.509v3.
NIST PKI Program: Good source of information.
Verisign: A leading commercial vendor of X.509-related products; white papers and other worthwhile material at this site.
Chapter 5 - Transport-Level Security
Chapter 6 - Wireless Network Security
Wi-Fi Alliance: An industry group promoting the interoperabiltiy of 802.11 products with each other and with Ethernet.
IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group: Contains working group documents plus discussion archives.
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) Working Group: IETF working group responsible for EAP and related issues.
Open Mobile Alliance: Consolidation of the WAP Forum and the Open Mobile Architecture Initiative. Provides WAP technical specifications and industry links.
Chapter 7 - Electronic Mail Security
Symantec PGP Page: PGP Web site of Symantec, the leading PGP commercial vendor.
International PGP Home Page: Designed to promote worldwide use of PGP. Contains documents and links of interest.
S/MIME Charter: Latest RFCs and internet drafts for S/MIME.
DKIM Website hosted by Mutual Internet Practices Association, this site contains a wide range of documents and information related to DKIM.
DKIM Charter: Latest RFCs and internet drafts for DKIM.
Chapter 8 - IP Security
Chapter 9 - Intruders
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.
Packet Storm: Resource of up-to-date and historical security tools, exploits, and advisories.
Honeynet Project: A research project studying the techniques of predatory hackers and developing honeypot products
Honeypots: A good collection of research papers and technical articles.
Password Usage and Generation NIST documents on this topic
Chapter 10 - Malicious Software
Vmyths: Dedicated to exposing virus hoaxes and dispelling misconceptions about real viruses.
SecureList: Site maintained by commercial antivirus software provider. Good collection of useful information on viruses, hackers, and spam.
DDoS Attacks/Tools: Extensive list of links and documents.
Chapter 11 - Firewalls
Firewall.com: Numerous links to firewall references and software resources.
Chapter 12 - Network Management Security
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.
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 13 - Legal and Ethical Aspects
Criminal Justice Resources: CyberCrime: Excellent collection of links maintained by Michigan State University.
International High Technology Crime Investigation Association: A collaborative effort of law enforcement and the private sector. Contains useful set of links and other resources.
Computer Ethics Institute: Includes documents, case studies, and links.