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Automated Security Self-Evaluation Tool Technical Documentation, Version 1.03



Mark McLarnon, Marianne M. Swanson


The Automated Security Self-Evaluation Tool (ASSET) automates the process of completing a system self-assessment. ASSET will assist organizations in completing the self-assessment questionnaire contained in NIST Special Publication (Special Publication) 800-26, Security Self-Assessment Guide for Information Technology Systems. This technical manual is intended as a development guide for software engineers/database administrators who wish to troubleshoot unique installations of ASSET, reproduce the development version of ASSET, or extend the functionality of ASSET.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6951
Report Number


ASSET, Automated Security Self-Evaluation Tool, security assessment


McLarnon, M. and Swanson, M. (2003), Automated Security Self-Evaluation Tool Technical Documentation, Version 1.03, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created January 31, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018