Computing Security at SLAC
Here's some useful information on computing security.
SLAC Computer Policies and Practices
- Practices and Rules expected of SLAC Computer Users
- Good practices in selecting passwords for computer accounts.
- Generic security information from CERT
for UNIX and VMS system administrators.
SATAN vulnerability tutorials
- Descriptions of the security vulnerabilites that SATAN checks for.
(SATAN is an acronym for Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing
- X Window security information
- The X Window System can pose a serious security risk if it is not properly
Lionel Cons's HEPiX presentation, and the
SATAN tutorial on X.
- Frequently-Asked Questions about computer security.
See also the related USENET newsgroups,
Focus is UNIX.
- DOE Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) documents of a
time-critical or just timely nature.
- CERT Server
- DOD Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) FTP server containing far
more than just the CERT Advisories.
- ESNet Server
- The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) repository of information
on computing security, including
CERT, CIAC, DDN, and NIST documents, selections from the VIRUS-L list,
SunOS security patches, and a Primer on security incidents.
- IBM's Computer Virus Information Center. Runs a Gopher server
on computer viruses and computer virus prevention
for PC-DOS, Windows, OS/2, etc.
* Access to this link is restricted to SLAC users.
William B. Johnson,
This page was originally compiled by Joan Winters.
SLAC (Last revised 10 June 1995)