Definition of the ROLIE configuration checklist Extension
draft-mandm-sacm-rolie-configuration-checklist-01

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Network Working Group                                          B. Munyan
Internet-Draft                                              A. Montville
Intended status: Informational              Center for Internet Security
Expires: January 16, 2019                                    S. Banghart
                                                                    NIST
                                                           July 15, 2018

       Definition of the ROLIE configuration checklist Extension
           draft-mandm-sacm-rolie-configuration-checklist-01

Abstract

   This document extends the Resource-Oriented Lightweight Information
   Exchange (ROLIE) core by defining a new information-type to ROLIE's
   atom:category pertaining to security configuration checklists.
   Additional supporting requirements are also defined which describe
   the use of specific formats and link relations pertaining to the new
   information-type.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  The 'configuration-checklist' information type  . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Data format requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Data Format 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       4.1.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       4.1.2.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  rolie:property Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Use of the atom:link element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Use of atom:category  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.3.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   This document defines an extension to the Resource-Oriented
   Lightweight Information Exchange (ROLIE) [RFC8322] protocol [RFC8322]
   to support the publication of configuration checklist information.
   Many enterprises operate according to guidance provided to them by a
   control framework ( [CIS_Critical_Controls] , [PCI_DSS] ,
   [NIST_800-53] etc.), which often prescribe that an enterprise define
   a standard, secure configuration for each technology they operate.
   Such standard secure configurations are often referred to as
   configuration checklists.  These configuration checklists contain a
   set of configuration recommendations for a given endpoint.  A
   configuration recommendation prescribes expected values pertaining to
   one or more discrete endpoint attributes.

2.  Terminology

   Configuration Checklist A configuration checklist is an organized
   collection of rules about a particular kind of system or platform.

   Configuration Item  Generally synonymous with endpoint attribute.

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