NIST 800-53_RA-5

NIST 800-53

Risk Assessment


Vulnerability Monitoring and Scanning

a. Monitor and scan for vulnerabilities in the system and hosted applications [Assignment: organization-defined frequency and/or randomly in accordance with organization-defined process] and when new vulnerabilities potentially affecting the system are identified and reported;b. Employ vulnerability monitoring tools and techniques that facilitate interoperability among tools and automate parts of the vulnerability management process by using standards for:1. Enumerating platforms software flaws and improper configurations;2. Formatting checklists and test procedures; and3. Measuring vulnerability impact; c. Analyze vulnerability scan reports and results from vulnerability monitoring;d. Remediate legitimate vulnerabilities [Assignment: organization-defined response times] in accordance with an organizational assessment of risk;e. Share information obtained from the vulnerability monitoring process and control assessments with [Assignment: organization-defined personnel or roles] to help eliminate similar vulnerabilities in other systems; andf. Employ vulnerability monitoring tools that include the capability to readily update the vulnerabilities to be scanned.


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