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.