Guide to Writing Security Capability Profiles

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Author George Jones 
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This document provides guidelines for creating security capability profiles. A profile is a list of features that are required to operate a device in a a secure manner in a specific environment. It is anticipated that what is required in a profile will vary over time and, across different classes of devices (e.g. a network edge device may need to filter customer traffic whereas core network devices may not), and in different organizations. This document does not define a profile or specify requirements, but rather gives guidance for their creation.


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