OASIS Open Command and Control (OpenC2) TC

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Creating a standardized language for the command and control of technologies that provide or support cyber defenses

Joe Brule, jmbrule@radium.ncsc.mil, Chair
Sounil Yu, sounil.yu@bankofamerica.com, Chair
Joyce Fai, jlfai@nsa.gov, Secretary

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The first meeting of the OASIS Open Command and Control (OpenC2) Technical Committee was held as a face-to-face meeting on June 07, 2017 (Annapolis Junction, MD, USA). Joe Brule (NSA) and Sounil Yu (Bank of America) were elected TC Co-Chairs.

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The OpenC2 TC was chartered to draft documents, specifications, lexicons or other artifacts to fulfill the needs of cyber security command and control in a standardized manner. The Technical Committee will leverage pre-existing standards to the greatest extent practical, identifying gaps pertaining to the command and control of technologies that provide or support cyber defenses. The TC will base its initial efforts on artifacts generated by the OpenC2 Forum, a community of cyber-security stakeholders that was facilitated by the National Security Agency; the Forum has published a language description document (RC4), actuator profiles, and open source prototype implementations.

The TC expects to produce at least these deliverables: a Language Description Document (LDD); Security Considerations Document (SCD); Implementation Considerations Document (ICD); JSON Abstract Encoding Notation (JAEN); an OpenC2 JSON Schema; other artifacts like interoperability specifications, implementation guidelines, and OpenC2 tutorials.

For more information on the OpenC2 TC, see the TC Charter.


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