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Weaving a Secure Web Around Education: A Guide to Technology Standards and Security
  Table of Contents and Introductory Material
Chapter 1
  The Role of the World Wide Web in Schools and Education Agencies
Chapter 2
    Web Publishing Guidelines
Chapter 3
    Web-Related Legal Issues and Policies
Chapter 4
    Internal and External Resources for Web Development
Chapter 5
    Procuring Resources
Chapter 6
    Maintaining a Secure Environment
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Ghedam Bairu

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Appendix H: References

National Forum on Education Statistics (2001).
Technology @ Your Fingertips. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

National Forum on Education Statistics (1998).
Safeguarding Your Technology. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

National Forum on Education Statistics (2003).
Technology in Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

National Forum on Education Statistics
The documents listed above are available at the Forum web site.

Educational Leadership
"Schools and the Law: Copyright 101," Vol. 59, No. 4, Dec 2001/Jan 2002

"Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms 1994-2001,"
Kleiner and Farris, NCES publication # 2002-029

West Virginia Department of Education
An example of a web site disclaimer.

Guidelines and Regulations
Accessibility (Section 508) final regulations

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
These facts on CIPA are presented at the e-rate web site.

Copyright law (United States Copyright Office)

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

Section 508 and W3C Accessibility Guidelines
This site contains a free test for web page compliance.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
W3c has accepted guidelines and initiatives to optimize the use of the web.
Web Accessibility Initiative development work is described here.
The actual accessibility initiative is at this site.

Selected Security Resources
Carnegie Mellon University Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT")
A web site that reviews network vulnerabilities.

IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and
IETF is the standards body that defines and maintains protocol standards for the Internet. These sites are used as references for protocol standards and to track emerging technologies that are becoming standards.

National Infrastructure Protection Center
The NIPC provides timely warnings of international cyber threats, comprehensive analysis, and law enforcement investigation and response with links to other securityrelated agency web sites

National Security Agency
Security recommendation guides

Packet Storm
This site is an excellent resource for network security news, vulnerability announcements, and security tools.

Security Focus
This is a good site for security news and vulnerability information. There is not much information about routers, but it gives some advice on how to forestall certain attacks by using routers.

System Administration, Audit and Networking Organization
This site describes the 20 most critical Internet security vulnerabilities.

These references were current at the time of publication; however, the authors cannot guarantee that the sites will be available in the future. The online version of the guidebook will be updated. Readers finding expired web links are asked to search the site for the information requested, to contact the web site owners, and to communicate with the guidebook authors at