Industry News Coverage

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.

March 2014, March 18, 2014

OVAL is referenced in a March 18, 2014 article entitled "How the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security Are Taking Steps Toward Information Sharing" on

The main topics of the article are Cyber Observable eXpression (CybOX™), Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information (TAXII™), and Structured Threat Information Expression (STIX™) and the role each plays in standardizing the sharing of cyber threat information, notes that they are U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led efforts, and that there are "many manufacturers and researchers" supporting these efforts. OVAL, Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC™), and Malware Attribute Enumeration and Characterization (MAEC™) are also mentioned as related efforts.

The author concludes the article by stating: "We are well under way to defining and implementing a threat information sharing architecture that ultimately provides increased situational awareness. With the efforts be led by DHS with active support from MITRE and the Analyst and Researcher communities this approach is getting traction. Many hardware and software manufacturers are actively engaged in this effort as well. The end goal of this architecture is to allow us to describe all elements of an attack, from reconnaissance activity to post-breach activity. Being able to share this information across agencies will help us to better defend our Assets by collecting a wide-angle view of attacker activity."

The article was written by Aubrey Merchant-Dest.

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