NIST: Draft Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 19, 2009

DRAFT The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.1, December 15, 2009: “NIST announces the public comment release of Special Publication (SP) 800-126 Revision 1, The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.1. The Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) is a suite of specifications that standardize the format and nomenclature by which security software products communicate software flaw and security configuration information. SCAP is a multi-purpose protocol that supports automated vulnerability and patch checking, technical control compliance activities, and security measurement. Goals for the development of SCAP include standardizing system security management, promoting interoperability of security products, and fostering the use of standard expressions of security content.”

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