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: May 23, 2015                                        L. Lorenzin
                                                            Pulse Secure
                                                             I. McDonald
                                                          High North Inc
                                                               A. Woland
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                       November 19, 2014

    Secure Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) Architecture
                    draft-ietf-sacm-architecture-01

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.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Architectural Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Component Roles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.1.1.  Posture Assessment Information Provider . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  Posture Assessment Information Consumer . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.3.  Controller  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Interfaces between Consumers, Providers, and Controllers    7
   4.  Component Capabilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Control Plane Capabilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Data Plane Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.1.  Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         4.2.1.1.  Internal Collector  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         4.2.1.2.  External Collector  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         4.2.1.3.  Collector Interactions With Target Endpoints  . .   9
       4.2.2.  Evaluator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.3.  Report Generator  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.2.4.  Data Store  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Example Illustration of Capabilities and Workflow . . . . . .  10
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15

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
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