Professional Organizations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – The world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)A non-profit international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. The ISSA provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

Threat Assessment

ESET Threat Center – Up-to-the-minute list of malware signatures. Features InfoSec white papers, articles, case studies, and global threat reports.

Symantec Security Response – Symantec’s alphabetical listing of malware, security risks, and vulnerabilities.

Malware Research

AV-TEST –  A service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform customers of the results obtained.

Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) – An international non-profit association that focuses on addressing the global need for improvement in the objectivity, quality and relevance of anti-malware testing methodologies.

AVIEN – One of the largest independent networks of anti-malware experts in the world. AVIEN is an international on-line community dedicated to a cooperative, grassroots information sharing effort to reduce the impact of malicious code (viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, Spyware) and other related vulnerabilities.

Virus Bulletin – Carries out independent comparative testing of anti-malware products. Virus Bulletin tests anti-malware products free of charge and, unlike other certification schemes, does not allow re-testing – performances are reported exactly as they are found.

Other Useful Links

Ars Technica Risk Assessment – InfoSec and hacktivism related news.

Security Week – Internet and enterprise security news, insights and analysis.

Hak5 – A tech show covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene.

Hack This Site! – A free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills.

OWASP WebGoat Project – A deliberately insecure Web application designed to teach security concepts.

SecurityTube – High quality, low cost security training courses.