Chapter 31

What Is Vulnerability Assessment?

Almantas Kakareka     Demyo, Inc., Sunny Isles Beach, FL, United States

Abstract

Vulnerability assessment is an information security community standard to promote open and publicly available security content and to standardize the transfer of this information across security tools and services. Also, vulnerability assessment is an Extensible Markup Language specification for exchanging technical details on how to check systems for security-related software flaws, configuration issues, and patches. In addition, vulnerability assessment standardizes the three main steps of the assessment process: representing configuration information of systems for testing; analyzing the system for the presence of the specified ...

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