Information Security Office
Clear Lake Center
Suite 1.158
Webster, TX 77598-1230

Phone: 409.772.3838


Security organizations
    CERT Coordination Center
    SANS Institute
    Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
    National Cyber Security Partnership
Security at home
    OnGuard Online
    Provides practical tips from the federal government and technology industry to help     consumers guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect personal     information

    The NetSmartz Workshop
    Educational resource material for children and teens
Vulnerability information
    National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
    Search U.S. government vulnerability resources for information about vulnerabilities on your     systems

    Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures List (CVE)
    Search vulnerabilities by CVE name or browse the US-CERT list of vulnerabilities in CVE     name order

    Open Vulnerability Assessment Language (OVAL)
Tools and techniques
    Build Security In
    Collection of software assurance and security information to help software developers,     architects, and security practitioners create secure systems

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    NIST offers Security Practices & Checklists as well as Special Publications.

    Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

    Operationally Critical Threat and Vulnerability Evaluation (OCTAVE)
Research and guidelines
    F-Secure Corporation's Data Security Summary for 2011
    Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)
    The SFS program seeks to increase the number of skilled students entering the fields of     information assurance and computer security.

    National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (NCAEIAE)
    The NCAEIAE program strengthens higher education in information assurance programs to     meet America's growing requirements for cyber security professionals.

    SANS Institute
Emergency Services
    Emergency Management and Response ISAC
    Multi-State ISAC
Information and Telecommunications
    Telecommunications ISAC
Policy and government
    National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace
    This document outlines an initial framework for both organizing and prioritizing efforts to     protect against disruptions to our critical information systems and reduce vulnerabilities to     cyber threats. The Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division     (NCSD) has been charged with coordinating the implementation of the strategy.

    Office of Management and Budget Guidance on FISMA 
    The subject of this memorandum is Reporting Instructions for the Federal Information     Security Management Act and Updated Guidance on Quarterly IT Security Reporting.

    Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-7
    This directive establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify     and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from     terrorist attacks.