OASIS Collaborative Automated Course of Action Operations (CACAO) for Cyber Security TC

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Defining the standard for implementing course of action playbooks for cybersecurity operations.

Bret Jordan, bret.jordan@broadcom.com, Chair
Allan Thomson, Chair
Lior Kolnik, Secretary
Vasileios Mavroeidis, vasileim@ifi.uio.no, Secretary

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Announcements

See OASIS announcement: Industry Leaders Collaborate at OASIS to Define Cybersecurity Course-of-Action Playbooks with CACAO: Accenture, Cisco, Cyware, EclecticIQ, FireEye, Fornetix, IBM, New Context, Syncurity, ThreatQuotient, U.S. NIST, and Others Will Develop Machine Readable Cyber Response Playbooks; 24 Sept 2019.

Participation in the OASIS Collaborative Automated Course of Action Operations (CACAO) for Cyber Security TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.

04 September 2019: The CACAO TC held its inaugural meeting with 42 members attending. Bret Jordan of Symantec Corp. and Allan Thomson of LookingGlass were elected as Co-Chairs. Our congratulations to all on a successful launch.


Overview

CACAO TC members are developing a standard to implement the course of action playbook model for cybersecurity operations.

In order to defend against cyber threats, organizations must manually identify, create, and document the prevention, mitigation, and remediation steps that, together, form a course of action playbook. However, today, there is is no standardized way to document and share these playbooks across organizational boundaries and technology solutions.

CACAO addresses this problem by defining a sequence of cyber defense actions that can be executed for each type of playbook. It will specifically enable organizations to:

  1. create course of action playbooks in a structured machine-readable format,
  2. digitally sign course of action playbooks,
  3. securely share course of action playbooks across organizational boundaries and technological solutions, and
  4. document processing instructions for course of action playbooks in a machine readable format.

For more information, see the CACAO TC Charter.


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