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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 055 Date of Entry 10/19/2020 
FR Recognition Number 13-116
Standard
FIRST CVSS v3.0
Common Vulnerability Scoring System version 3.0
Scope/Abstract
The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an open framework for communicating the characteristics and severity of software vulnerabilities. CVSS consists of three metric groups: Base, Temporal, and Environmental. The Base group represents the intrinsic qualities of a vulnerability, the Temporal group reflects the characteristics of a vulnerability that change over time, and the Environmental group represents the characteristics of a vulnerability that are unique to a user's environment. The Base metrics produce a score ranging from 0 to 10, which can then be modified by scoring the Temporal and Environmental metrics. A CVSS score is also represented as a vector string, a compressed textual representation of the values used to derive the score.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard, when used with the FDA qualified Medical Device Development Tool titled "The Mitre Rubric version 0.12.04 Sept-3, 2019," provides medical device manufacturers and others in the medical device supply chain a common reference framework for discussing the severity and impact of cyber vulnerabilities in already fielded devices.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
1. Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued December 2016.

2. FDA Qualified MDDT "The Mitre Rubric version 0.12.04 Sept-3, 2019."

Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contacts
 Brian Fitzgerald
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OSPTI/DAHRSSP/
  301-796-2579
  Brian.Fitzgerald@fda.hhs.gov
 Matthew Hazelett
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/CSPS/
  240-402-9875
  Matthew.Hazelett@fda.hhs.gov
 Lisa Simone
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OSPTI/DAHRSSP/
  301-796-2591
  Lisa.Simone@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
FIRST Forum on Internet Response and Security Teams http://www.first.org
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Software/Informatics
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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