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SACM Information Model

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Christopher Inacio
Last updated 2020-01-26 (Latest revision 2019-07-25)
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This defines the information model for the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) standards. The working group faces a set of complex issues when trying to define an information model that complicates this effort: o There are many standards in the SACM space which are not interoperable o There exists an extremely large and diverse set of data types which are desirable to exchange o Many data types depend on the operating systems from which they are collected; making a universal typing harder o A goal of SACM is to cover a diverse set of system types These complex needs create a information model which is difficult to unify within the environment. Instead, this information model design is focused on minimum needed functionality with the desire to include a type system design into the information model allowing for easy expandability. It is envisioned that this information model will serve the following purposes: o Enough well specified elements in order to exchange key data fields between systems o Sufficient typing system to expand key fields over time and use of a registry to standardize common expansions o Meta information such that compplete information exchange using various other formats understood by all parties can be used as needed to exchange complete records on demand o Sufficient action verbs defined to allow orchestration between various systems to allow unified control of federated components


Christopher Inacio

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