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SANS NewsBites

SANS NewsBites is a semiweekly high-level executive summary of the most important news articles that have been published on computer security during the last week. Each news item is very briefly summarized and includes a reference on the web for detailed information, if possible.

Spend five minutes per week to keep up with the high-level perspective of all the latest security news. New issues are delivered free every Tuesday and Friday.

@RISK: The Consensus Security Alert

@RISK provides a reliable weekly summary of (1) newly discovered attack vectors, (2) vulnerabilities with active new exploits, (3) insightful explanations of how recent attacks worked, and other valuable data

A key purpose of the @RISK is to provide the data that will ensure that the 20 Critical Controls (the US and UK benchmark for effective protection of networked systems) continue to be the most effective defenses for all known attack vectors. But since it is also valuable for security practitioners, SANS is making it available to the 145,000 security practitioners who have completed SANS security training and others at their organizations who hope to stay current with the offensive methods in use.


Wow! This is the first security awareness document that our users really like! Thank you, SANS

That note came from the CISO of an 8,000 employee organization. OUCH! is the first consensus monthly security awareness report for end users.

It shows them what to look for and how to avoid phishing and other scams plus viruses and other malware -- using the latest attacks as examples. It also provides pointers to great resources like the amazing Phishing Self-Test. 460 organizations, large and small, helped make it a useful service. More than 100 security officers check each issue for accuracy, and readability before it is distributed to the community.

If you want to distribute OUCH to all your users you may either forward it or subscribe a single address that is a mailing list.