Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure
|Document||Charter||Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure WG (opsec)|
|Title||Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Warren "Ace" Kumari|
|Charter edit AD||Warren "Ace" Kumari|
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Goals: The OPSEC WG will document operational issues and best current practices with regard to network security. In particular, the working group will clarify the rationale of supporting current operational practice, addressing gaps in currently understood best practices and clarifying liabilities inherent in security practices where they exist. Scope: The scope of the OPSEC WG includes the protection and secure operation of the forwarding, control and management planes. Documentation of operational issues, revision of existing operational security practices documents and proposals for new approaches to operational challenges related to network security are in scope. Method: The work will result in the publication of informational or BCP RFCs. Taxonomy or problem statement documents may provide a basis for such documents. Informational or Best Current Practices Documents For each topic addressed, the working group will produce a document that captures common practices related to secure network operation. This will be primarily based on operational experience. A document might convey: * a threat or threats to be addressed * current practices for addressing the threat * protocols, tools and technologies extant at the time of writing that are used to address the threat * the possibility that a solution does not exist within existing tools or technologies Taxonomy and Problem Statement Documents These are documents that describe the scope of particular operational security challenges or problem spaces without necessarily coming to conclusions or proposing solutions. Such a document might be the precursor to an informational or best current practices document. While the principal input of the working group is operational experience and needs, the output should be directed towards providing guidance to the operators community, other working groups that develop protocols or the protocol development community. Non-Goals: The OPSEC WG is will not write or modify protocols. New protocol work must be addressed through a working group chartered for that work, or via one of the individual submission processes. The OPSEC WG may take on documents related to the practices of using such work.