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Endpoint Security Posture Assessment: Enterprise Use Cases (RFC7632) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244965D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-04
Document File: 46 page(s) / 54K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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D. Waltermire: AUTHOR [+1]


This document describes the core set of use cases for endpoint posture assessment for enterprises. It provides a discussion of these use cases and associated building-block capabilities. The described use cases support:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     D. Waltermire Request for Comments: 7632                                          NIST Category: Informational                                    D. Harrington ISSN: 2070-1721                                       Effective Software                                                           September 2015

        Endpoint Security Posture Assessment: Enterprise Use Cases


   This memo documents a sampling of use cases for securely aggregating    configuration and operational data and evaluating that data to    determine an organization's security posture.  From these operational    use cases, we can derive common functional capabilities and    requirements to guide development of vendor-neutral, interoperable    standards for aggregating and evaluating data relevant to security    posture.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Waltermire & Harrington       Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7632         Enterprise Use Cases for Sec Assessment  September 2015

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Endpoint Posture Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     2.1.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

       2.1.1.  Defi...