The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

SSE-CMM Systems Security Engineering Capability Maturity Model

A system for describing the essential characteristics of an organization’s security engineering process that must exist to ensure good security engineering. The model can be used by engineering organizations to evaluate and refine security engineering practices, by customers to evaluate a provider’s security engineering capability, and by security engineering evaluation organizations to establish organizational capability-based confidences.