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NIST Updates Automated Computer Security Validation Guidelines


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft publication for public comment that describes changes to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). SCAP is a suite of specifications that use the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) to standardize how software products exchange information about software flaws and security configurations.

SP 800-126 Revision 1, The Technical Specification for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP): SCAP Version 1.1 can be found at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-126-r1/draft-sp800-126r1.pdf. The public comment period runs through Jan. 23, 2010. Comments should be addressed to [email protected].

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