[WEBINAR] The New Normal: Dealing with the Reality of an Unsecure World

National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

Definition - What does National Vulnerability Database (NVD) mean?

The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is a U.S. government project that was created to help individuals and companies research the automation of vulnerability management, along with other security and compliance goals. This database includes tabled information on different kinds of security threats and other factors in cybersecurity.

Techopedia explains National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

The National Vulnerability Database is a project of the Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division/U.S. CERT. Users can access:

  • Searchable database of vulnerabilities
  • Checklists
  • Impact metrics
  • Relevant statistics

The National Vulnerability Database uses a protocol called Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). These solutions are intended to provide standardized and consistent models for automated vulnerability handling.

Reports have shown that the National Vulnerability Database itself has been hacked in the past, and that the project was briefly taken off-line in March of 2013.

Federal resources like these are part of a larger network of security standards and tools that developers and others use as they conduct a broader conversation about consistent and standardized security practices.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.