CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CVE - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE is a program launched by MITRE, a nonprofit that operates federal government-sponsored research and development centers, to identify and catalog vulnerabilities in software or firmware into a free “dictionary” for organizations to use as a resource to improve their security. "The dictionary’s main purpose is to standardize the way each known vulnerability or exposure is identified. Standard IDs allow security administrators to access technical information about a specific threat across multiple CVE-compatible information sources. CVE is sponsored by US-CERT, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (OCSIA). MITRE, maintains the CVE dictionary and public website. It also manages the CVE Compatibility Program, which promotes the use of standard CVE identifiers by authorized CVE numbering authorities (CNAs). Related TermsIR - Incident ResponseCTI - Cyber Threat Intelligence Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG November 14, 2017 Can Your Organization Accept the Risk of Being First? Optiv recently completed our 2017 endpoint security solution evaluation. For this year’s review, we constructed several use cases that would model thr... See Details Read more about Can Your Organization Accept the Risk of Being First? VIDEO February 26, 2018 Optiv Leadership Perspective – Compliance When looking at major regulations, including GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, etc., there are several commonalities as it relates to visibility, control and governan... See Details Read more about Optiv Leadership Perspective – Compliance How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.