Re: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects

"Waltermire, David A." <david.waltermire@nist.gov> Fri, 17 February 2012 02:49 UTC

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From: "Waltermire, David A." <david.waltermire@nist.gov>
To: Adam Montville <amontville@tripwire.com>, kent_landfield <Kent_Landfield@McAfee.com>, "lnunez@c3isecurity.com" <lnunez@c3isecurity.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:48:57 -0500
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I will take you up on that when the time comes. ;-)

Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Montville [mailto:amontville@tripwire.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:44 PM
> To: Waltermire, David A.; kent_landfield; lnunez@c3isecurity.com
> Cc: scap_interest@ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects
> 
> I'd like to contribute to this as well - as much as I can anyway.
> 
> From: "Waltermire, David A."
> <david.waltermire@nist.gov<mailto:david.waltermire@nist.gov>>
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:02:04 -0500
> To: kent_landfield
> <kent_landfield@mcafee.com<mailto:kent_landfield@mcafee.com>>,
> "lnunez@c3isecurity.com<mailto:lnunez@c3isecurity.com>"
> <lnunez@c3isecurity.com<mailto:lnunez@c3isecurity.com>>, Adam Montville
> <amontville@tripwire.com<mailto:amontville@tripwire.com>>
> Cc: "scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org>"
> <scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org>>
> Subject: RE: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects
> 
> We are continuing to work on this and I am very interested in
> developing standards in this area.  I am currently working on
> developing an open source prototype that can be used to evaluate
> standardized approaches to this problem.  I haven't published the
> latest code on this yet, but the original work we started can be found
> at:
> 
> http://code.google.com/p/security-automation-content-repository/
> 
> The companion presentation to Kent's from March can be found here:
> 
> http://scap.nist.gov/events/2011/saddsp/presentations/Security_Automati
> on_Content_Repository_Demo.pdf
> 
> Dave
> 
> From: scap_interest-bounces@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest-
> bounces@ietf.org>; [mailto:scap_interest-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of
> Kent_Landfield@McAfee.com<mailto:Kent_Landfield@McAfee.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:46 PM
> To: lnunez@c3isecurity.com<mailto:lnunez@c3isecurity.com>;
> amontville@tripwire.com<mailto:amontville@tripwire.com>
> Cc: scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org>
> Subject: Re: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects
> 
> I see the topic of Content Repository interfaces as very important item
> that really should be worked here.  We have been talking about this
> topic for over two years now as you both are aware.  I am including the
> presentation that was given at SCAP Winter Developer Days last March
> that may help frame the issues.
> 
> Kent Landfield
> Director Content Strategy, Architecture and Standards
> 
> McAfee | An Intel Company
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> Plano, Texas 75024
> 
> Direct: +1.972.963.7096
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> 
> From: Luis Nunez
> <lnunez@c3isecurity.com<mailto:lnunez@c3isecurity.com>>
> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:54:21 -0600
> To: Adam Montville
> <amontville@tripwire.com<mailto:amontville@tripwire.com>>
> Cc: Kent Landfield
> <kent_landfield@mcafee.com<mailto:kent_landfield@mcafee.com>>,
> "scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org>"
> <scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org>>
> Subject: Re: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects
> 
> Since you mentioned "NVD" also known as the National Vulnerability
> Database.  I think at some point the IETF will be helpful in creating a
> protocol to communicate with these content repositories.  Last I
> counted was 7 content repositories.
> In no particular order and I am sure there are more out there.
> 
> -SecPod
> -Novell
> -NVD
> -IT Security Database
> -Debian
> -Altx-soft
> 
> -ln
> 
> 
> On Feb 14, 2012, at 5:18 PM, Adam Montville wrote:
> 
> Fair enough.  Just throwing things against the wall as they come to
> mind.
> Adam
> From: kent_landfield
> <kent_landfield@mcafee.com<mailto:kent_landfield@mcafee.com><mailto:ken
> t_landfield@mcafee.com><mailto:kent_landfield@mcafee.com%3e>>
> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:32:38 -0600
> To: Adam Montville
> <amontville@tripwire.com<mailto:amontville@tripwire.com><mailto:amontvi
> lle@tripwire.com><mailto:amontville@tripwire.com%3e>>,
> <scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_inte
> rest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org%3e>>
> Subject: Re: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects Adam, We have more
> than enough on our plate with the specification / I-D work.  Let's see
> if we can deal with this in a more appropriate forum. I do not see this
> as that forum.  My 2cents... Thanks.
> Kent Landfield
> Director Content Strategy, Architecture and Standards McAfee | An Intel
> Company
> 5000 Headquarters Dr.
> Plano, Texas 75024
> Direct: +1.972.963.7096
> Mobile: +1.817.637.8026
> Web: www.mcafee.com<http://www.mcafee.com/>
> From: Adam Montville
> <amontville@tripwire.com<mailto:amontville@tripwire.com><mailto:amontvi
> lle@tripwire.com><mailto:amontville@tripwire.com%3e>>
> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:12:51 -0600
> To:
> "scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_inte
> rest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org%3e>"
> <scap_interest@ietf.org<mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_inte
> rest@ietf.org><mailto:scap_interest@ietf.org%3e>>
> Subject: [scap_interest] Operational Aspects While we're all bantering
> about on security automation, there's another side to the story.  Are
> there any operational concerns we might address within a WG should one
> be formed?  For example, we have, in the United States, NVD hosting a
> repository of information.  CCE identifiers are moderated and assigned
> by an operational process.  As new enumerations are published and new
> types of content are conceived, it's easy to imagine the need for some
> operational standardization.
> Should we consider standardizing some of these processes, and if so
> would the WG we seek to establish be the appropriate place for that
> work?
> Regards,
> Adam W. Montville | Security and Compliance Architect
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