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By Maltego Technologies
Discover context and insights around CVEs, CPEs, and CWEs for vulnerability and threat exposure assessment.
# Vulnerabilities # Incident Response # Red Teaming
NIST NVD integration for Maltego

NIST NVD Transforms for Maltego 

Founded in 1901, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory.  

NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards-based vulnerability management data. The data is represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance.  

The NVD includes databases of security checklist references, security-related software flaws, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics. 

The NVD performs analysis on CVEs that have been published to the CVE Dictionary. The NVD team analyzes CVEs by aggregating data points from the description, references supplied and any supplemental data that can be found publicly at the time. This analysis results in association impact metrics (Common Vulnerability Scoring System - CVSS), vulnerability types (Common Weakness Enumeration - CWE), and applicability statements (Common Platform Enumeration - CPE), as well as other pertinent metadata. The NVD does not actively perform vulnerability testing, relying on vendors, third party security researchers, and vulnerability coordinators to provide information that is then used to assign these attributes.   

NIST NVD’s integration with Maltego provides investigators access to the database and helps them to discover context and insights around CVEs, CPEs and CWEs, all directly within Maltego.

Disclaimer: This product uses the NVD API but is not endorsed or certified by the NVD.

NIST NVD use case in Maltego

Typical Users of NIST NVD Data

  • Threat Intelligence Teams
  • Red Team /Pen Testers
  • Incident Response Teams
  • SOC Teams
  • CERTs
  • Compliance Teams
  • Cyber and Digital Forensics Teams

Integration Benefits

Quickly Discover Context and Insights around CVEs, CPEs, and CWEs

Using the NIST National Vulnerability Database, search for detail, classifications, and attributions of CPEs and CVEs. For example, analysts can search for and retrieve all CVEs of a particular vendor.

Enrich Existing Threat Intelligence and Attribution

Gain comprehensive perspective of the threat intelligence in hand by combining disparate data sources. Pivot off from or to NIST NVD data sets in combination with other data Entities and sources available on the Maltego Transform Hub.

Leverage NIST NVD Data for

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment and Management

Assess your organization’s possible exposure to threats, especially with the help of CPEs.

Risk Mitigation

Understand the cause of vulnerabilities and how to proactively detect and prevent them.

Evaluation of Cybersecurity Compliance

Monitor and remediate your organization’s security protocols against NIST standards, consisting of security best practices controls, in a broad set of industries. Complying with NIST guidelines and recommendations will help ensure compliance with other regulations, such as HIPAA, FISMA, or SOX.
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Technical Docs

Technical Documentation for NIST NVD Transforms


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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a physical sciences laboratory and non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory.  

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