Industry News Coverage (Archive) - 2012 Archive

Below is a comprehensive monthly review of the news and other media’s coverage of OVAL. A brief summary of each news item is listed with its title, author (if identified), date, and media source.

January 2012

Government Computer News, January 9, 2012

OVAL is mentioned in a January 9, 2012 article entitled "Getting the most out of automated IT security management" on Government Computer The main topic of the article is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) updating its guidelines for using Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) "for checking and validating security settings on IT systems" by releasing "Special Publication 800-117, Guide to Adopting and Using the Security Content Automation Protocol Version 1.2, Revision 1."

OVAL is mentioned when the author explains how SCAP combines several existing community standards created and maintained by several different organizations "including MITRE Corp., the National Security Agency, and the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams", and that the "specifications making up SCAP are divided into languages, reporting formats, enumerations, measurement and scoring systems, and integrity protection." The author then lists the 11 SCAP components, with OVAL included under Languages. The other MITRE initiatives listed are Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) and Common Configuration Enumeration (CCE), all under Enumerations. The article concludes with a summary of the updates to the guidelines.

The article was written by William Jackson.

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