Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Computer and Information Security task force

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Welcome to the Computer and Information Security task force of WikiProject Computing.


The Computer and Information Security task force exists to centralize efforts to improve Wikipedia's coverage of related matters, to include:



Thank You for your interest in WikiProject Computing/Computer and Information Security task force ! Please be aware, that this WikiProject is now under the imperium of WikiProject Computer Security. All Malware articles are currently being transferred over to the new project. In any case, we welcome you to join us at WikiProject Computer Security!

  1. Jclemens (talk · contribs)
  2. Tinucherian (talk · contribs) - 05:15, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  3. Sephiroth storm (talk · contribs) - 10:01 8 August 2008 (UTC)
  4. DavidBailey (talk) 10:31, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  5. h2g2bob (talk) 22:51, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  6. Gl1d3r
  7. Stutya


Todo items for members of Computer and Information Security task force

  • Find editors who have shown interest in this subject and ask them to take a look here.
  • Tag related articles.
  • Identify articles for creation
  • Identify articles for improvement
  • Review importance and quality of existing articles

Todo items for anyone

-In progress.


Tagging and assessment

Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banners of WikiProject Computing. You may also find {{WikiProjectBanners}} useful. To each of these banners, you should add |security=yes as this will automatically put the page in the appropriate categories., such as Category:Computer and Information Security articles.



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Computer-lock.gif WikiProject Computing is a participant in WikiProject Computer Security.

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{{WikiProject Computing|class=|importance=|security=yes|security-importance=}}

Anyone can assess articles (regardless of membership to the WikiProject) by adding or editing the class and security-importance parameters to the {{WikiProject Computing}} template. The template is found on talk pages.

Project Articles

Computer and Information Security
- Quality

Quality scale

The quality scale is the WikiProject computing scale.

The B-Class criteria are: (1) referenced; (2) coverage; (3) structure; (4) grammar; (5) supporting materials; (6) accessible language.

Importance scale

Importance Criteria Examples
Top Core articles which are a "must have" for the Computer and Information Security Task Force.
High-traffic articles which many people outside of computer security will already have a good knowledge of.
Computer security, Computer insecurity, Firewall, Malware
High Most people interested in computer security will be familiar with the topic, and the article gives context to a number of other information security articles. Is mentioned by many books and academic papers, and discussed in detail in more than one. Port scanner, Bruce Schneier
Mid Known to many people interested in computer security, even if not in detail. Chaos Computer Club, Snort (software), Morris worm
Low More specific and specialized content known only to some people interested in computer security.
Most individuals, standards and software projects will be low importance unless they are well known or have high adoption.
Michael Lynn, Datenschleuder, Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Featured/Good content

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