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NIST IR 7848 (Initial Public Draft)

Specification for the Asset Summary Reporting Format 1.0

Date Published: May 2012
Comments Due: June 6, 2012 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Mark Davidson (MITRE), Adam Halbardier (BAH), David Waltermire (NIST)


NIST announces the public comment release of Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7848, Specification for the Asset Summary Reporting Format 1.0. NISTIR 7848 defines the Asset Summary Reporting (ASR) format version 1.0, a data model for expressing the data exchange format of summary information relative to one or more metrics. ASR reduces the bandwidth requirement to report information about assets in the aggregate since it allows for reporting aggregates relative to metrics, as opposed to reporting data about each individual asset, which can lead to a bloated data exchange. ASR is vendor neutral and leverages widely adopted, open specifications; it is flexible, and suited for a wide variety of reporting applications.



Asset Summary Reporting Format (ASR); continuous monitoring; information technology; security automation; Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP); asset reporting; security metrics
Control Families

Audit and Accountability; Assessment, Authorization and Monitoring; Configuration Management; Incident Response; Maintenance; Risk Assessment; System and Communications Protection


Draft NISTIR 7848 (pdf)

Supplemental Material:
None available

Document History:
05/07/12: IR 7848 (Draft)