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Security Alerts

The interconnected nature of today's computer systems provides huge benefits to financial institutions, government agencies, and businesses, but this same environment makes virtually all systems vulnerable to criminal and/or malicious attacks. Those who provide financial or investment services to the public should take care to keep themselves informed about system vulnerabilities and solutions to such problems.

We are providing the following alerts and links to security information sites as a convenience to financial institutions and to the public. Please be aware that the SEC is not responsible for the materials found on other sites.

   *   Advisory on Simple Network Management Protocols (SNMP) Vulnerabilities from the Federal Computer Incident Response Center
   *   Advisory on Simple Network Management Protocols (SNMP) Vulnerabilities from the CERT Coordination Center

   *   CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC)   A center of Internet security expertise, at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
   *   System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS)   A cooperative research and education organization through which system administrators, security professionals, and network administrators share the lessons they are learning and find solutions to the challenges they face. Includes
   *   Vulnerability and Threat Portal   Provided by the Computer Security Division of the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
   *   National Infrastructure Protection Center   NIPC brings together representatives from U.S. government agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector in a partnership to protect our nation's critical infrastructures.

Modified: 03/08/2002