Common Criteria

The Common Criteria (CC) is an international standard for computer security. It provides assurance that the process of specifying, developing, and evaluating a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous manner. The CC originated out of three standards -- ITSEC, a European standard, developed in the early 1990s by France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and also used by some other countries including Australia and New Zealand; TCSEC (also called the "Orange Book"), the US standard, and CTCPEC, the Canadian standard. CC was produced by unifying these pre-existing standards, so that companies selling computer products for defence or intelligence use would only need to have them evaluated against one set of standards. As well as the CC standard, there is also a sub-treaty named Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA). This was established between Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States in 1998, whereby each party thereto recognises evaluations against the Common Criteria standard approved by other parties. Australia and New Zealand joined the CCRA in 1999.

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Virus Information

Here is the link to The WildList Organisation International. This is the world’s premier source of information on which viruses are spreading in the Wild. 

The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner

National Privacy Principle (NPP) 4.1 provides that an organisation must take reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.


AusCERT is the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Australia and a leading CERT in the Asia/Pacific region.

As the national CERT, it is the primary Australian contact for dealing with Internet security threats and vulnerabilities affecting Australian interests. It operates within a worldwide network of information security experts and provides computer incident prevention, response and mitigation strategies for members, and assistance to affected parties in Australia.