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Automated tools for testing computer system vulnerability:



W Timothy Polk
- NIST SP 800-6
Report Number
NIST SP 800-6


Polk, W. (1992), Automated tools for testing computer system vulnerability:, , National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed November 30, 2023)
Created January 1, 1992, Updated May 20, 2023