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One of the security appliances we own reports a so-called "Industry Name" for the threats it detects on the network. I wanted to know if there is really such a standard and where I can find information about specific threats with a given industry name?

  • Please pass a couple of examples of the names. – zedman9991 Jan 30 '14 at 21:37
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The security appliance report should say somewhere what standard it is using for the industry names. I am not sure how many standards are out there and it also depends on what kind of weaknesses your software is scanning for, but commonly I´ve seen reports using:

CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) http://cve.mitre.org/

or

CWE (Common Weakness Enumeration) https://cwe.mitre.org/

  • CVSS also comes with the two. It represents a vendor-agnostic industry open-standard designed to convey vulnerability severity. You should add that to your answer. – Overmind May 2 at 9:07

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