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Overview of US Federal Online Resources

USA Federal Government Resources applicable to Online Privacy and Security work including CVE databases.


The links below are to resources provided by the US Federal Government that are related to online privacy and security and comprise regulations, rules, commentary, engineering resources, and databases & statistics on security incidents.

Where to start:

  • If you're looking for information on Meltdown or Spectre, then this site hosted by Graz University of Technology is a great place to start.
  • Search and Discover U.S. Government Information with govinfo
  • Federal Digital System: Search Government Publications with FDSYS
  • Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) cio.gov
  • Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
    "responsible for enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure"
  • National Security Administration (NSA): nsa.gov

Science and Engineering

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): nsf.gov
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): nist.gov
  • Sandia National Labs: sandia.gov

Federal Regulations

  • An acronym to know: CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)
  • regulations.gov
    general search engine for rules, proposed rules, and notices. Users can post comments and participate in petitions. Prepare to be overwhelmed!
  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations with e-CFR
    The electronic code is a current but unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments, so you may want to further review the disclaimers at the site.
  • Code of Federal Regulations (Annual Edition) with e-CFR

Federal Telecom and Datacom

Online Security and Security Incidents

  • Acronyms to know: CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) and CNA (CVE Numbering Authority)
  • NSF Cybersecurity Special Report
  • United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team: US-CERT
    Reporting of security incidents, threats and reports
  • NIST's National Vulnerability Database NVD
    Database including feeds, visualizations, downloadable JSON objects of CVEs
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
    "The Framework is voluntary guidance, based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices, for critical infrastructure organizations to better manage and reduce cybersecurity risk."
  • MITRE's CVE Database and Information
    "MITRE is a private, not-for-profit corporation that operates FFRDCs—federally funded research and development centers"

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