Tools For Your Desktop
AntivirusAntivirus Software
Information on Antivirus available including downloads and suggestions.

Anti-SpywareSpyBot (Search & Destroy)
SpyBot S&D runs continuously on your machine searching for, detecting and destroying spyware and adware threats to your computer. Completely free for personal use, with weekly updates.
AdAware is another useful anti-spyware utility. Free download with free updates.

McAfee SiteAdvisor
McAfee SiteAdvisor protects your web browser from spyware! Free download with free updates.

Data Inventory WorksheetThere are numerous laws that mandate safeguards for private personal information. An important addition to this is Wisconsin State Statue 134.98 which requires notification ot victims in case of a breach of security.

Are you aware of the types of data you or your department are storing? A good first step is to asess whether or not you are storing confidential data. We have developed a checklist for this purpose. If you find that you are storing these types of data, please contact us for assistance in reviewing your security.
AxCrypt is a free program for Windows that allows you to encrypt individual files using strong encryption (AES 128). This protects files from being viewed without your permission and protects them from viewing in case your computer is stolen or hacked into.
KeePass password safe
KeePass Password Safe is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows. You can store your passwords in a highly-encrypted database, which is locked with one master password or key file.
Gnu GPG with documentation
GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.
AES Crypt
AES Crypt is a file encryption software available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files.
Mac encryption suite - Use GPG Suite to encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify files or messages. Manage your GPG Keychain with a few simple clicks and experience the full power of GPG easier than ever before.

Safe Data DisposalDarins boot and nuke
Darin's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware. DBAN prevents or thoroughly hinders all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.

Rootkit DetectionRootkit Revealer
The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities. There are several rootkit classifications depending on whether the malware survives reboot and whether it executes in user mode or kernel mode. RootkitRevealer is an advanced rootkit detection utility. It runs on Windows 95/NT/98/Me/2000/XP.

Open Source Forensic ToolsCornell Spider Program
This program allows a user to search a computer for file share for Social Security numbers or credit card data. This is a vital step in protecting confidential data in your environment by becoming oware of the kinds of data you are storing.