Information Assurance with Special Reference to the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) — An Overview
International Journal of Case Studies in Business, IT, and Education (IJCSBE), 3(2), 52-58. ISSN: 2581-6942, 2019
7 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2019
Date Written: October 30, 2019
Information Assurance, in short, is called as IA. This is responsible for securing information systems and computing. The term holds the highest degree of security related affairs. In generally Computer Security considered as a branch and area of security but now apart from this, Information Security, IT Security, and Information Assurance considered as important. And among these, security related domain Information Assurance treated as broader and interdisciplinary. Moreover, this Information Assurance holds all the areas and dealing of IT Security and Information Security but additionally, it is responsible for the designing, development of policies, regulation and guidelines of security related projects /proposal, etc. And among the administrative and protocol related affairs Security Content Automation Protocol treated as important. In short, it is called as SCAP. It is a kind of method for using specific standards for the purpose of enabling vulnerability management systems in an automated way for the measurement as well as policy compliance assessment regarding the systems inbuilt in a company or institutions; that may include IT company or may not be. This is a conceptual paper, initially, it has discussed with the areas of Information Assurance but gradually it has described about the Security Content Automation Protocol; including its aim and objectives, versions, etc. paper mentioned all the areas in short and simple sense.
Keywords: Information Assurance, SCAP, IT Security, IT Policies, Security Content Automation Protocol, IT Management
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