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Intrusion Detection Exchange Format (idwg)
(concluded WG)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
Group
Name: Intrusion Detection Exchange Format
Acronym:idwg
Area:Security Area (sec)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-idwg-01 (Approved)
More info: Additional IDWG Web Page
Personnel
Chair: Michael Erlinger <mike@cs.hmc.edu>
Mailing List
Address:idwg-l@hmc.edu
To Subscribe:listkeeper@hmc.edu
Archive:http://www.izerv.net/idwg-public/

Charter for Working Group

Security incidents are becoming more common and more serious, and
intrusion detection systems are becoming of increasing commercial
importance. Numerous intrusion detection systems are important in the
market and different sites will select different vendors. Since
incidents are often distributed over multiple sites, it is likely that
different aspects of a single incident will be visible to different
systems. Thus it would be advantageous for diverse intrusion
detection systems to be able to share data on attacks in progress.

The purpose of the Intrusion Detection Working Group is to define data
formats and exchange procedures for sharing information of interest to
intrusion detection and response systems, and to management systems
which may need to interact with them. The Intrusion Detection Working
Group will coordinate its efforts with other IETF Working Groups.

The outputs of this working group will be:

1. A requirements document, which describes the high-level functional
requirements for communication between intrusion detection systems
and requirements for communication between intrusion detection
systems and with management systems, including the rationale for
those requirements. Scenarios will be used to illustrate the
requirements.

2. A common intrusion language specification, which describes data
formats that satisfy the requirements.

3. A framework document, which identifies existing protocols best used
for communication between intrusion detection systems, and describes
how the devised data formats relate to them.

Milestones

Done
Submit Requirements document as an Internet-Draft
Done
Submit Framework and Language documents as Internet-Drafts
Done
Submit Requirements document to IESG for consideration as an RFC.
Done
Submit Language documents to IESG for consideration as RFCs.
Done
Submitt transport documnet to IESG for consideration as RFCs