Q11/4 is responsible for Recommendations in the M.3016 series,
considering security of the management plane. An important
consideration is the security of management applications and services
themselves (the software which provides management functions).
Application security (how to ensure that the software performing
management functions is secure and correct rather than just the
interfaces and protocols) is an important security feature. This may
include digital signatures, trusted computing, and other initiatives.
Q11/4 would like to use relevant security standards for the security of
management applications and requests information from relevant security
standardization organizations on work in this area.