There are many computer security organizations, operating in different countries of the world. The following are government, public and private computer security organizations, working for providing advice, creating awareness and helping users to avoid any type of computer threats.
1.Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is a UK based national program to educate citizens about internet privacy and computer security. The program was launched in 2005 with the support of many companies and backing of different government departments.
Get Safe Online has a website where people can go to obtain information about internet safety and practical advice on how to protect them online. The website offers video guides for beginners as well as technical guidance for home and business users.
2. European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
ENISA is an agency of the EU. Their objective is to improve information and computer/network security in the EU. The agency assists the citizens, the Member States, the Commission, enterprises, consumers and public sector organizations of the EU in meeting the requirements of information and network security. ENISA strives to serve both EU Institutions and Member State as a centre to provide advice on matters related to information and network security.
3. The Cyber Secure Institute
The Cyber Secure Institute is a Washington, DC based internet security advocacy group. Their objective is to create awareness of computer security threat among American citizens, promoting the deployment of best technologies to protect individual users and governments, and advocating for stronger standards.
4. The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative
The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative was established by President G.W. Bush in 2008. The goals of the program is to defend the U.S against computer/network intrusion, strengthen the cyber security environment through research, coordination and education
5. Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association is a non-profit international organization of information security practitioners and professional. It provides publications, educational forums, and one-to-one interaction opportunities that enhance the skill, knowledge and professional growth of its members. The ISSA facilitates education to create a better environment for information systems security
6. International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, (ISC)2 is a non-profit Florida-based organization that educates information security professionals during their careers. In addition to providing education, the (ISC) 2 also certifies IT professionals, and their most widely known certification is the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). The organization has more than 63,000 certified members in 138 countries, and their offices are situated in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London.
7. The Qatar Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT)
The Qatar Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT) is Qatarâ€™s coordination centre that deals with internet privacy and computer security. The goals of Q-CERT are to assist private-public organizations in managing vulnerabilities and risks against the countryâ€™s information networks, providing guidance to civil society for managing ICT security, and creating awareness of internet security in public and private/public institutions.
8. Macau Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (MOCERT)
The goals of the Macau Computer Emergency Response TeamCoordination Centre are to provide Macau with network and computer/network security incident information, creating awareness about computer information security as well as managing computer security incidents in local and public enterprises.
MOCERT also exchanges information with members of Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response and Security Teams (APCERT) Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). MOCERT strives to provide organizations and individuals information about latest computer threats, vulnerabilities, which are found around the world, through their website and emails.
9. Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
The objectives of OATH are to develop open reference architecture to encourage the implementation of strong computer/ network authentication. OATH has about 30 members and striving to promote standards for a variety of network authentication technologies, with aim of protecting computers as well as simplifying their use and bringing down costs.
10. Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC)
The CIAC is a computer security incident response team, sponsored by the United States Air Force and Department of Energy. The main function of the CIAC is to advise people of computer incidents including hoax and virus alerts, security vulnerabilities and similar security concerns. CIAC also publishes bulletins and incident reports on regular basis.
These are 10 computer security organizations working to fight viruses, worms, threats, and hackers that can cause serious problems to you. Due to increasing risk of computer information wars and computer crimes, computers nowadays are more at risk than ever before. These computer security organizations help people, organizations, and governments know the computer security risks, and help them create secure infrastructure to protect identity theft, private information and computer infrastructure.