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Publication Citation: The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.2 [includes updates through 3-19-2012]

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Author(s): David A. Waltermire; Stephen D. Quinn; Karen A. Scarfone; Adam M. Halbardier;
Title: The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.2 [includes updates through 3-19-2012]
Published: September 30, 2011
Abstract: This document provides the definitive technical specification for version 1.2 of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). SCAP consists of a suite of specifications for standardizing the format and nomenclature by which information about software flaws and security configurations is communicated, both to machines and humans. This document defines requirements for creating and processing SCAP content. These requirements build on the requirements defined within the individual SCAP component specifications. Each new requirement pertains either to using multiple component specifications together or to further constraining one of the individual component specifications.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-126 Rev 2
Pages: 66 pp.
Keywords: Security automation, security configuration, Security Content Automation Protocol, vulnerabilities, SCAP, security content automation
Research Areas: Threats & Vulnerabilities, Information Technology, Computer Security, Cybersecurity
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-126r2