A User-Focused Internet Threat Model
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Independent Submission                                      D. Lazanski
Internet Draft                                         Last Press Label
Intended status: Informational                            July 13, 2020
Expires: January 13, 2021

                   A User-Focused Internet Threat Model
                 draft-lazanski-users-threat-model-t-01

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Abstract

RFC 3552 introduces a threat model that does not include endpoint
security. Yet increasingly protocol development is making assumptions
about endpoint security capabilities which have not been defined. RFC
3552 is 17 years old and threat landscape has changed. Security issues
and cyber attacks have increased and there are more devices, users, and
applications on the endpoint than ever. This draft proposes a new
approach to the Internet threat model which will include endpoint
security, focus on users and provide an update to the threat model in
RFC 3552. It brings together Security Considerations for Protocol
Designers draft-lazanski-protocol-sec-design-model-t-01 which is a
comprehensive document that lists threats, attack vectors, examples and
considerations for designing protocols, as well as draft-taddei-smart-
cless-introduction-02 which lays out security concerns, capabilities
and limitations for endpoints in general and draft-mcfadden-smart-
endpoint-taxonomy-for-cless-01 which outlines a clear taxonomy for
endpoint security and identifies changes in technology, economic and
protocol development that has impacted and changed endpoint security.
Taken together these drafts reflect a comprehensive and clear set of
security threats and design considerations for the Internet.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................2
   2. A History of Data Breaches.....................................3
   3. Botnets........................................................6
   4. Emerging Threats...............................................7
   5. Impacts........................................................8
   6. Guidelines.....................................................8
   7. A New Internet Threat Model....................................9
   8. Way Forward.........................Error! Bookmark not defined.
   9. Security Considerations.......................................10
   10. IANA Considerations..........................................10
   11. Conclusions..................................................11
   12. References...................................................11
      12.1. Informative References..................................11
   13. Acknowledgments..............................................13

1. Introduction

   Data breaches continue to be on the rise: personal data is stolen
   and often leaked or sold on a never-before-seen scale. Malware and
   ransomware attacks impact the most vulnerable in our global
   societies today. Better security results in better privacy through

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   prevention of these breaches. However, even though the IETF is
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