Adding and Removing CVE Editorial Board Members
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This document formalizes the high-level process that is used for identifying, evaluating, and adding members to, and removing members from, the CVE Editorial Board. Background discussion of the development of this process is contained in the summaries for CVE Editorial Board meetings that were held in March 2001 and June 2001, available at:
Organizations are limited to two representatives on the Editorial Board. Each organization is encouraged to have two representatives, a technical implementer and a subject matter experts (SMEs), on the Editorial Board. Technical implementers include content team members, vulnerability analysts, security researchers, and incident responders. SMEs include product managers, product strategists, chief technology officers, and marketing representatives.
Adding Editorial Board Members
1. Prospect Identification
MITRE identifies a prospective Editorial Board member ("prospect"), typically through one of the following scenarios:
2. MITRE Evaluation
The prospect is evaluated by MITRE through one or more discussions. At least one discussion, an "interview," is held face-to-face or by phone.
Based on these discussions, MITRE determines if the prospect is qualified to be a Board member, and the process moves to the Editorial Board Review step.
3. Editorial Board Feedback
4. Membership Approval
If the prospect is approved by MITRE after the Editorial Board Feedback step, then MITRE adds the prospect as a full member to the Board.
Removing Editorial Board Members
MITRE, as the moderator of the Editorial Board, reserves the right to remove Editorial Board members. Members to be considered for removal can be identified through one of the following scenarios:
Removal may be based on:
To maintain the limit of two representatives per organization on the CVE Editorial Board, if a merger or acquisition results in an organization having more than two individuals on the Editorial Board, then the organization must choose which two individuals will remain on the Editorial Board.
MITRE, as moderator, will represent the Editorial Board and hold directed discussions with the member being considered for removal regarding the issue at hand, manners to resolve, and potential resignation if applicable. If the situation is unable to be resolved in this manner, the individual's removal will be formalized by a private Editorial Board vote. If the Editorial Board is unable to reach a consensus, MITRE will make the final decision.