[secdir] Secdir review of draft-ietf-eman-requirements-10

Magnus Nyström <magnusn@gmail.com> Mon, 21 January 2013 04:06 UTC

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I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's ongoing
effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG.  These
comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security area
directors. Document editors and WG chairs should treat these comments just
like any other last call comments.

This standards-track document describes requirements on standards for
managing power entities over networks.
 As stated in the Security Considerations section, controlling power state
and power supply of networked energy entities are highly sensitive actions
and thus authorization, privacy etc. may be required. Similarly, the date
provided by those entities will often require integrity and sometimes
authenticity. The document may gain by also making clear the potential
need for the energy entities to identify, authenticate and authorize the
entities requesting access to power data. I would suggest to add some text
around this - because I assume some requirements on standards will be
present for that.