Endpoint Security Posture Assessment: Enterprise Use Cases
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sacm mailing list <email@example.com>, sacm chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Endpoint Security Posture Assessment - Enterprise Use Cases' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-sacm-use-cases-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Endpoint Security Posture Assessment - Enterprise Use Cases' (draft-ietf-sacm-use-cases-10.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Stephen Farrell and Kathleen Moriarty. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sacm-use-cases/
Technical Summary This memo documents a sampling of use cases for securely aggregating configuration and operational data and evaluating that data to determine an organization's security posture. From these operational use cases, we can derive common functional capabilities and requirements to guide development of vendor-neutral, interoperable standards for aggregating and evaluating data relevant to security posture. Working Group Summary The working group paid a lot of attention to this document because it was considered as important for the definition of the scope, requirements and solution architecture for SACM. It was reviewed carefully and discussed in details in meetings and on the mail list by a large number of participants. The resulting work reflects a solid consensus. Document Quality The draft describes use cases and is informational, so it has not been implemented, but does demonstrate consensus of the working group of which, many have plans to implement. There is a sound interest in SACM, and this is the first WG document. The reviews and discussions were solid and in depth. Using some kind of formal language was considered but eventually the WG had strong consensus for the current (plain English) ways of expressing the use cases. Subsequent drafts in SACM reference this use case draft, including the requirements and architecture drafts. Personnel Dan Romascanu is the document shepherd. Kathleen Moriarty is the responsible AD.