Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)



(Security Content Automation Protocol) A set of standards for sharing security data developed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). First defined in April 2009 in NIST Interagency Report 7511, SCAP includes the following. For more information, visit

Extensible Configuration Checklist
Description Format (XCCDF)
An XML specification for structured collections of security configuration rules used by operating system and application platforms.

Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL)
An XML specification for exchanging technical details about how to check systems for security-related software flaws, configuration issues and patches.

Common Configuration Enumeration (CCE)
A dictionary of software security configuration issues, such as access control settings and password policy settings.

Common Platform Enumeration (CPE)
A naming convention for hardware, OS and applications.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)
A dictionary of publicly known security-related software flaws.

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
A method for classifying software flaws and assigning severity scores based on their characteristics.

Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
scan converterscareware
scan headSCART connector
scan linescatter diagram
scan ratescatter plot
scan technologyscatter read
scanning deviceSCELBI 8H
scanning discscene description language

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design