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vulnerability analysis

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

vulnerability assessment
Vulnerability Assessment

Definition(s):

  Formal description and evaluation of the vulnerabilities in an information system.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-18 Rev. 1 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 1 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009

  Systematic examination of an information system or product to determine the adequacy of security measures, identify security deficiencies, provide data from which to predict the effectiveness of proposed security measures, and confirm the adequacy of such measures after implementation.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 under vulnerability assessment
NIST SP 800-37 Rev. 2 under vulnerability assessment
NIST SP 800-161 under Vulnerability Assessment NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4, CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-30 Rev. 1 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-39 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009
NISTIR 7622 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-53A
NIST SP 800-160 under vulnerability assessment [Superseded] CNSSI 4009

  See vulnerability assessment.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 NISTIR 7298 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 under Vulnerability Analysis

  Systematic examination of an information system or product to determine the adequacy of security and privacy measures, identify security and privacy deficiencies, provide data from which to predict the effectiveness of proposed security and privacy measures, and confirm the adequacy of such measures after implementation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Vulnerability Assessment CNSSI 4009 - Adapted