NIST Releases Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 7511 Revision 5, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.3 Validation Program Test Requirements for public comment.

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The NIST Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Validation Program
tests the ability of products and modules to use the features and
functionality available through SCAP and its components.  SCAP 1.3
consists of a suite of specifications for standardizing the format and
nomenclature by which security software communicates information about
software flaws and security configurations. The standardization of
security information facilitates interoperability and enables
predictable results among disparate SCAP enabled security software. The
SCAP Validation Program provides vendors an opportunity to have
independent verification that security software correctly processes SCAP
expressed security information and provides standardized output. NISTIR
7511 Revision 5 describes the test requirements for SCAP version 1.3.

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Deadline to submit comments: February 19, 2018.

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