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Additional resources for system administrators

System Security Resources...

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures:
http://cve.mitre.org/

Threats: National Institute for Standards and Technology:
http://www.nist.gov/threats-vulnerabilities.cfm

Application Security Resources:
Common Weaknesses Enumeration:
http://cwe.mitre.org/

Web Applications: The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) offers outstanding resources for developers interested in creating secure code:
https://www.owasp.org/

Web Applications: SANS top 25 :
http://www.sans.org/top25-software-errors/?utm_campaign=resources&utm_source=featured&utm_medium=web&utm_content=top25

General Security Resources...

General: Cert:
http://www.cert.org/cert/information/sysadmin.html

Linux: The SANS Institute Linux Administrator Security Checklist:
http://www.sans.org/score/checklists/linuxchecklist.pdf

Linux: Tips for improving the security posture of Linux servers:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/tutorials/l-harden-server/l-harden-server-pdf.pdf

Linux: SANS articles on the topic of Linux server security:
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/linux/

Windows: Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Security Baseline:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg236605.aspx

Windows: Microsoft Windows 2008 Security Baseline:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc514539.aspx

Windows: Microsoft Windows 2003 Security Baseline:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc163140.aspx

Windows: The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer v2.0 (for IT Professionals):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsa2/default.mspx

Windows: SANS articles on the topic of Windows server security:
http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/windows/

Oracle: Tips for improving the security posture of Oracle server:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/tips-harden-oracle-linux-1695888.html

Microsoft Windows:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/windows-update

Red Hat Linux:
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Security_Guide/sect-Security_Guide-Software_Maintenance-Plan_and_Configure_Security_Updates-Adjusting_Automatic_Updates.html

Apple:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338

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