Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure (opsec)

WG Name Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure
Acronym opsec
Area Operations and Management Area (ops)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-opsec-05 Approved
Personnel Chairs KK Chittimaneni
Gunter Van de Velde
Area Director Joel Jaeggli
Mailing list Addressopsec@ietf.org
To subscribehttps://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/opsec
Archivehttp://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/opsec/
Jabber chat Room address xmpp://opsec@jabber.ietf.org
Logs https://jabber.ietf.org/logs/opsec/

Charter for Working Group

Goals:

The OPSEC WG will document operational issues and best current practices
with regard to network security. In particular, the working group will
clarify the rationale of supporting current operational practice,
addressing gaps in currently understood best practices and clarifying
liabilities inherent in security practices where they exist.

Scope:

The scope of the OPSEC WG includes the protection and secure operation
of the forwarding, control and management planes. Documentation of
operational issues, revision of existing operational security practices
documents and proposals for new approaches to operational challenges
related to network security are in scope.

Method:

The work will result in the publication of informational or BCP RFCs.
Taxonomy or problem statement documents may provide a basis for such
documents.

Informational or Best Current Practices Documents

For each topic addressed, the working group will produce a document that
captures common practices related to secure network operation. This will
be primarily based on operational experience. A document might convey:

* a threat or threats to be addressed

* current practices for addressing the threat

* protocols, tools and technologies extant at the time of writing that
are used to address the threat

* the possibility that a solution does not exist within existing tools
or technologies

Taxonomy and Problem Statement Documents

These are documents that describe the scope of particular operational
security challenges or problem spaces without necessarily coming to
conclusions or proposing solutions. Such a document might be the
precursor to an informational or best current practices document.

While the principal input of the working group is operational experience
and needs, the output should be directed towards providing guidance to
the operators community, other working groups that develop protocols or
the protocol development community.

Non-Goals:

The OPSEC WG is will not write or modify protocols. New protocol work
must be addressed through a working group chartered for that work, or
via one of the individual submission processes. The OPSEC WG may take on
documents related to the practices of using such work.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Sep 2013 Submit 'DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting Against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers' document to IESG
Sep 2013 Submit 'Network Reconnaissance in IPv6 Networks' document to IESG
Sep 2013 Submit 'BGP operations and security' document to IESG
Jul 2013 WG Last Call for 'Virtual Private Network (VPN) traffic leakages in dual-stack hosts/networks' document
draft-ietf-opsec-vpn-leakages
Jul 2013 WG Last Call for 'DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting Against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers' document
Jul 2013 WG Last Call for 'Network Reconnaissance in IPv6 Networks' document
Jul 2013 WG Last Call for 'BGP operations and security' document
May 2013 Submit 'Using Only Link-Local Addressing Inside an IPv6 Network' document to IESG
Mar 2013 Submit 'Recommendations for filtering ICMP messages' document to IESG
Mar 2013 Submit 'Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks' document to IESG
Mar 2013 Submit 'Recommendations on filtering of IPv4 packets containing IPv4 options' document to IESG
Mar 2013 Submit 'Recommendations for filtering ICMP messages' document to IESG
Mar 2013 WG Last Call for 'Using Only Link-Local Addressing Inside an IPv6 Network' document
Jan 2013 WG Last Call for 'Security Implications of IPv6 on IPv4 networks' document
Jan 2013 WG Last Call for 'Recommendations on filtering of IPv4 packets containing IPv4 options' document
Jan 2013 WG Last Call for 'Recommendations for filtering ICMP messages' document
Jan 2013 WG Last Call for 'Operational Security Considerations for IPv6 Networks' document
Dec 2012 WG Adoption of 'BGP operations and security' document
Dec 2012 WG Adoption of 'Network Reconnaissance in IPv6 Networks' document
Dec 2012 WG Adoption of 'DHCPv6-Shield: Protecting Against Rogue DHCPv6 Servers' document
Dec 2012 WG Adoption of 'Virtual Private Network (VPN) traffic leakages in dual-stack hosts/networks' document
Done Submit Network Operator Current Security Practices to IESG
Done First draft of Configuration and Management Interface Capabilities
Done First draft of Out-of-Band management capabilities
Done First draft of In-Band management capabilities
Done First draft of Network Operator Current Security Practices
Done First draft of Event Logging Capabilities
Done First draft of Packet Filtering Capabilities
Done First draft of Standards Survey Document as Internet Draft
Done First draft of Framework Document as Internet Draft
Done Complete Charter