Secure Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) Architecture
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SACM                                                  N. Cam-Winget, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                   B. Ford
Intended status: Informational                             Cisco Systems
Expires: April 16, 2015                                      L. Lorenzin
                                                            Pulse Secure
                                                             I. McDonald
                                                          High North Inc
                                                               A. Woland
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                        October 13, 2014

    Secure Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) Architecture
                    draft-ietf-sacm-architecture-00

Abstract

   This document describes an architecture for standardization of
   interfaces, protocols and information models related to security
   automation and continuous monitoring.  It describes the basic
   architecture, components and their interfaces defined to enable the
   collection, acquisition and verification of Posture and Posture
   Assessments.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Architectural Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Posture Assessment Information Consumer . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Posture Assessment Information Provider . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Control Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Interfaces between Consumers, Providers and Control Plane   7
   3.  Example mapping to SACM Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Several data models and protocols are in use today that allow
   different applications to perform the collection, acquisition and
   assessment of posture.  These applications can vary from being
   focused on general system and security management to specialized
   configuration, compliance and control systems.  With an existing
   varied set of applications, there is a strong desire to standardize
   data models, protocols and interfaces to better allow for the
   automation of such data processes.

   This document describes an architecture to enable standardized
   collection, acquisition, and verification of Posture and Posture
   Assessments.  The architecture will include the components and
   interfaces that can be used to better identify the Information Model,
   type(s) of transport protocols needed for communication, and further,
   provide a model from which requirements can be drawn.

   This document uses terminology defined in
   [I-D.ietf-sacm-terminology].

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2.  Architectural Overview
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