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Security Automation Essentials: Streamlined Enterprise Security Management & Monitoring with SCAP by Greg Witte, Shane Shaffer, Matt Kerr, Melanie Cook

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Chapter 6
SCAP Vulnerability Measurement
 
At the time of this writing, nearly 50,000 vulnerabilities are listed in the National Vulnerability Database; each has some impact on a given set of systems but none affects all systems within a security manager’s purview. Security practitioners often need to determine the priority of addressing a given vulnerability as part of an overall vulnerability management process, such as determining the urgency of applying a workaround to mitigate risk of a vulnerability’s exploitation. The ability to categorize vulnerabilities based upon their potential impact on an information system’s confidentiality, integrity, ...

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