[CCE-WORKING-GROUP-LIST] Announcement: Updated Benchmark Development Course now available!

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[CCE-WORKING-GROUP-LIST] Announcement: Updated Benchmark Development Course now available!

Nordman, Lisa A.

An updated version of MITRE’s free online Benchmark Development Course is now available on the Benchmark Development Web site. The new version is Flash-based and allows users better control of their e-learning experience.

MITRE created the Benchmark Development Course to help vendors and security content developers produce good guidance more efficiently using standards and a suite of security content management tools that can help anyone attempting to develop security guidance.

The free online course provides an overview of benchmarks and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and five modules for creating good benchmarks:

• Overview
• Module 1—Creating a Security Guide
• Module 2—Referencing Common Platform Enumeration (CPE™), Common Configuration Enumeration (CCE™), and NIST Special Publication 800-53: Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems
• Module 3—Automating with Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL®) and Open Checklist Interactive Language (OCIL)
• Module 4—Expressing Benchmarks with Extensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF)
• Module 5—Implementing Benchmarks

In addition to online instruction for e-learning, each module of the course is available for individual download as are module transcripts, demonstrations, and exercises and quizzes to measure your progress.  We encourage all vendors, security content developers, subject matter experts, tool developers, business managers who make strategic decisions, etc., to take the free course.

Visit the Online Course Sign-in page to start e-learning today, and/or contact us at [hidden email] for more information.


PLEASE NOTEThe course modules contain a great deal of information and can take up to a minute to load. If a module does not play when selected, please reselect it to ensure it loads properly.


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Lisa Nordman



Lisa Nordman

The MITRE Corporation

Phone: (781) 271-7556

Email: [hidden email]

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