Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): 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
NIST SP 800-161 (NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4, CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-39 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 (CNSSI 4009)
NIST SP 800-30 (CNSSI 4009)

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

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 (Adapted from CNSSI 4009)

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary