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Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD)



Harold Booth, Adam M. Halbardier


This report defines the Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD), which permits users to establish integrity, authentication, and traceability for security automation data. Since security automation data is primarily stored and exchanged using Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents, the focus of the trust model is on the processing of XML documents. The trust model is composed of recommendations on how to use existing specifications to represent signatures, hashes, key information, and identity information in the context of an XML document within the security automation domain.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7802
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digital signatures, SCAP, security automation, Security Content Automation Protocol


Booth, H. and Halbardier, A. (2011), Trust Model for Security Automation Data 1.0 (TMSAD), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created September 20, 2011, Updated November 10, 2018