Security clearinghouses (was Re: heads up ... another imapd etc.)

John Bashinski jbash at
Wed Dec 16 19:08:51 UTC 1998

> There really needs to be a clearing house for companies to get together and
> help track down these so called great hackers (script kiddies). 

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) does essentially
that. Its Web site is at "".

The Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Center (CERT/CC)
tries to maintain statistics, and can often provide introductions to
the people you need to talk to. Its Web site is at ""

Somebody (IOPS?) was starting an ISP-specific group, which had many
of the big players on it. I don't remember any direct contact information,
and am not sure that I can give it out to the public anyway.

                                -- John B.

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