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This collection of links contains the most important addresses in connection with the topic of Internet security.

Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA)

The Swiss Internet Security Alliance is an affiliation of leading Swiss business representatives - amongst them the University of Lucerne - with the objective of further increasing security on the Internet.

  • Security check
  • Cyber vaccination for increased protection of your computer against malware
  • Information and topical reports on security threats

Website: www.swiss-isa.ch


Internet page of the Bund zur Computer- und Informationssicherheit (Association for Computer and Information Security)

Melde- und Analysestelle Informationssicherung (MELANI = Registration and Analysis Office Information Security)

  • Useful information about the hazards of the Internet
  • Valuable check lists, a. o. for secure e-banking
  • Links to providers of software to protect your computer
  • Instructions: How do I configure my firewall properly?

Website: www.melani.admin.ch


Citizens page of the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology

Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik Deutschland (BSI)

  • Easy-to-understand explanation of terms
  • Browser security check and configuration instructions

Website: www.bsi-fuer-buerger.de
Newsletter: www.buerger-cert.de/abonnieren.aspx


Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit (Alliance for Cyber Security)

The Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit is an initiative of the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik Deutschland (Federal Office for Security in Information Technology Germany, or «BSI») which was founded in co-operation with the Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e. V. (Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and new Media e. V., or «BITKOM») . The Alliance is an association of all the most important players in the area of cyber security in Germany, and aims to provide current, valid and comprehensive information.

  • Current information on cyber security
  • Guide on cyber security

Website: www.allianz-fuer-cybersicherheit.de/ACS/DE/Home


Security page of Heise Publishers

If you suspect there is a virus on your computer, or if you simply would like to keep up with the latest developments, please regularly check these up-to-date virus notifications.

Website: www.heisec.de
Newsletter: www.heise.de/newsletter/manage/heisec-summary


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Frauds and Scams (United States)

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 4,800 brokerage firms, about 170,400 branch offices and approximately 643,000 registered securities representatives.

Website: www.finra.org/Investors/ProtectYourself/InvestorAlerts/FraudsAndScams


FTC Consumer Information - Computers & the Internet: Privacy & Security (United States)

The Bureau of Consumer Protection works to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices in the marketplace. The Bureau conducts investigations, sues companies and people who violate the law, develops rules to protect consumers, and educates consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities. The Bureau also collects complaints about consumer fraud and identity theft and makes them available to law enforcement agencies across the country.

Website: www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection/our-divisions/division-privacy-and-identity


Deutschland sicher im Netz («Germany safe on the net», DsiN)

«DsiN» is an association promoting IT security, counting German corporations, industry associations and clubs amongst their members.

  • Basic knowledge
  • Films
  • Security barometer
  • Security check

Website: www.sicher-im-netz.de


The IT Security Marketplace

The portal offers assistance in the area of IT security so that the latest IT technologies and services can be utilized with reduced levels of risk.

  • News on current security reports
  • Vulnerability traffic lights for common software products
  • Barometer on current security situation

Website: www.it-sicherheit.de/securitynews

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