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The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.0

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Author(s)

Stephen D. Quinn, David A. Waltermire, Christopher S. Johnson, Karen A. Scarfone, John F. Banghart

Abstract

This document defines the technical specification for Version 1.0 of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). SCAP consists of a suite of specifications for standardizing the format and nomenclature by which security software communicates information about software flaws and security configurations. This document describes the basics of the SCAP component specifications and their interrelationships, the characteristics of SCAP content, as well as SCAP requirements not defined in the individual SCAP component specifications. This guide provides recommendations on how to use SCAP to achieve security automation for organizations seeking to implement SCAP.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-126
Report Number
800-126

Keywords

Security automation, security configuration, Security Content Automation Protocol, vulnerabilities, SCAP, security content automation

Citation

Quinn, S. , Waltermire, D. , Johnson, C. , Scarfone, K. and Banghart, J. (2009), The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.0, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-126 (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created November 5, 2009, Updated May 4, 2021