Mission and Overview
NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance (e.g. FISMA).
Resource Status
NVD contains:

Last updated: 10/1/2014 12:15:53 PM

CVE Publication rate: 38.7

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Workload Index
Vulnerability Workload Index: 11.22
About Us
NVD is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. It supports the U.S. government multi-agency (OSD, DHS, NSA, DISA, and NIST) Information Security Automation Program. It is the U.S. government content repository for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).

Workload Index Information

This index calculates the number of important vulnerabilities that information technology security operations staff are required to address each day. The higher the number, the greater the workload and the greater the general risk represented by the vulnerabilities.

The NVD workload index is calculated using the following equation:

((number of high severity vulnerabilities published within the last 30 days) +
(number of medium severity vulnerabilities published within the last 30 days/5) +
(number of low severity vulnerabilities published within the last 30 days/20)) / 30

The index equation counts five medium severity vulnerabilities as being equal in weight with 1 high severity vulnerability. It also counts 20 low severity vulnerabilities as being equal in weight with 1 high severity vulnerability.

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